GIF: David Ross runs over Alex Avila, gives him respectful butt-slap

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DETROIT -- Catchers have something of a fraternity throughout baseball, mostly because of the demands of the position. It's brutal having to squat for nine innings in the summer heat. So, when Red Sox catcher David Ross ran over Tigers catcher Alex Avila at the plate in the second inning of ALCS Game 5, he made sure to take a second and show him a little love:

Respect, yo.

(GIF via @cjzero)

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Mike Axisa joined CBS Sports in 2013. He has been a member of the BBWAA since 2015 and has previously written about both fantasy baseball and real life baseball for MLBTradeRumors.com, FanGraphs.com, RotoAuthority.com,... Full Bio

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