The legend Johnny Bench stamps his seal of approval on Reds catcher Tucker Barnhart

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Johnny Bench praises the talent of Tucker Barnhart

- He's earned that right. You know, he's our heart and soul of our defense behind the plate and everything else. He may not win one this year because we're not throwing the guys out at the plate. We've got to get some better things to do. And it's just a matter of the fact that he's really worked hard. You know, he's made himself into one of the premier catchers in baseball. Win a Gold Glove is a tremendous thing.

You know, I don't care who you are. I mean, there's-- praise is always something that people should hear. I mean, when you know that something-- it gives you more confidence. It also gives you more desire to become better and to stay better and to keep it at a level.