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Ammirati Keeps His Cool As Low-Key Catcher

OMAHA -- It has become maybe the dominant silly side-story of their time in Omaha; how splendidly shaggy so many of these Diamond Dogs are at College World Series time. Yet one bearded Bulldogs is almost overlooked. Nor is he surprised. "You know, the catcher never gets any of the credit," shrugs Nick Ammirati.

At least not compared to the free-flowing follicles of Jonathan Holder, Wes Rea, Alex Detz, Cameras are constantly showing those faces during dugout shots. Somehow Ammirati has missed their focus. "I've got my mask on all the time, maybe that has something to do with it." Maybe so. Ammirati is comfortable operating in overall obscurity these days. The less drama involving a backstop, the... Recommended Stories

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