Being married to former Arkansas softball catcher Rachel Box has given Blaine Knight someone to at least catch balls so he can throw … at least to a certain limit.
“She tried to catch one full out a couple of weeks ago and she told me never again ,” Knight said Friday afternoon to Phil Elson and Matt Jenkins (Halftime) on ESPN Arkansas. “She was kinda upset with me. I spiked one fastball on her and she thought the world was ending.
“She wasn’t too happy about it.”
Like the rest of the world that is slowly to starting to re-open after shutdowns due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, Knight is just waiting.
“I know about as much as ya’ll know,” he said. “They are trying to piece things together right now. I’m just sitting here on standby.”
He’s trying to work out as much as he can, but it’s better when he has someone catching, which is not going to be Rachel for anything really serious.
“She will catch some touch and field,” Knight said. “We reached a ceiling with it the other day. It has saved me days not being able to throw. It’s different throwing to a person than a wall or a net.”
And he would rather be shaking off signs from former catcher Grant Koch than Rachel.
“It was way easier to shake off Grant,” Knight said. “She’s pretty critical. She has a full report after my games. She always thinks she’s right. She’s been around it long enough … she knows.”