During Spring Training last year, Toronto Blue Jays catcher JP Arencibia showed off his impression of ESPN baseball analyst Tim Kurkjian. This year, Arencibia reprised his impression of Kurkjian to lead off Baseball Tonight, and it was pretty solid once again, with Arencibia even calling himself "one of the finest, most well-rounded, good-looking catchers in the game". And of course, Kurkjian showed how accurate the impression was when he started talking after Arencibia finished talking.

Hopefully, this will lead to a rash of Kurkjian impressions like it did last season with Elliot Johnson, Tim Dillard, and Ryan Dempster all imitating Kurkjian when ESPN came to their respective Spring Training sites. I just hope this year someone goes the extra mile and imitates one of Kurkjian's Dear Diary segments.

[The Big Lead]

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