Shoppach was hitting .250 with 5 home runs and 17 RBI in 48 games for Boston this year and he has a very respectable .270 / .364 / .530 career line against left-handed pitchers.
But while the numbers suggest that Shoppach will be a noticeable offensive upgrade over Rob Johnson or Mike Nickeas, it’s hard to be too interested in a backup catcher.
- Shoppach has a cute pet hedgehog named Oliver Rainbow Sparkles and a dog named Brody.
- He is, unfortunately, a Dallas Cowboys fan.
- He is also one of the many people who enjoy Shark Week. (I don’t think I will ever “get it”)
Ok, ok… most of those things aren’t all that interesting either. But you have to admit, Oliver Rainbow Sparkles is precious. 🙂