"." was our catcher for nearly every inning of every game in 2003, not because of necessity but for his leadership ability. The players respect him; he understands the game and calls a great game behind the plate. He handled a young and inexperienced pitching staff that only allowed 19 earned runs all season (Team ERA: ). is a very good receiver, and has a good and accurate arm. His overall foot quickness and ball release improved dramatically between his sophomore and junior years. He is tough, rarely does a ball get by him, and never with a runner on third. Offensively, . runs well and has good instincts on the bases. He batted sixth in our line-up most of the time in 2003, and is projected to bat third or fourth in 2004. We look for him to be a big run producer for us this season. has a terrific attitude and sense of humor and really works hard at the mechanics of catching, throwing, and hitting. Most importantly though, he is a leader who loves baseball."
Liberty Paint is a complicated symbol showing the place of African-Americans in American society. Blacks labor to make the paint, but whites earn most of the profit. The chemical ingredient “dead black” is used in creating the finished product, which comes out as “Optic White” – expressing the worry that the assimilation of black society into America society will turn out to be a devouring and erasure of any kind of black identity. Going beyond the mere portrayal of racism, these Invisible Man symbols point to the ambiguities of deeper issues of identity and culture.