Tonight in Texas when the game became official Ivan Rodriguez passed Bob Boone to move into a tie for most games caught in a career with Carlton Fisk. It is nice for Rodriguez that he would tie the record, and possibly break it tomorrow where he played a large portion of his career, in Arlington. He played his first 12 seasons there, and it is fortuitous that he would come back with the Astros at this time to get the record. He is scheduled to catch tomorrow, and when the fifth rolls around he will get credit for having caught his 2,227th career game moving him into first all by himself. The records that Fisk set in his career are falling more and more everyday.
One thing that Ivan better watch out though. There is a reason that Fisk only caught one more game than Boone. The White Sox released him as soon as the record was his. It was not until much later that the Sox and Fisk mended that fence. I think Rodriguez will be around a little longer though. When Rodriguez hangs up his spikes for good the countdown will begin to when we will see both Pudges’ in the Hall of Fame.