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Postby dougbies » Thu Dec 14, 2006 10:21 am

did anyone else see on rotowire.com that joel zumaya's forearm injury was not pitching related, and that it was from playing guitar hero.

that is hallarious
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Postby Another Blown Save » Thu Dec 14, 2006 10:41 am

HUMMIN' SLOWED BY STRUMMIN': Guitar video game hurt Zumaya's arm

The Tigers are satisfied they won't see a recurrence of the right wrist and forearm inflammation that sidelined Joel Zumaya for three games of the American League Championship Series.

Why? Club president and general manager Dave Dombrowski told WXYT-AM (1270) on Wednesday the team had concluded Zumaya's injury resulted from playing a video game, not from his powerful throwing motion.

"That was probably what was taking place," Dombrowski later told the Free Press.

Zumaya, 22, was known to play "Guitar Hero," a PlayStation 2 game in which a player uses a guitar-shaped controller to simulate the performance of popular songs.

During the radio interview, Dombrowski said the Tigers' athletic training staff discovered that Zumaya's forearm pain was more consistent with the action of a guitar player than a baseball pitcher. The Tigers asked Zumaya to stop playing the video game, and he did. Zumaya then pitched pain-free during the World Series, and went 0-1 with a 3.00 ERA in three appearances.

"He felt fine in the World Series, to tell you the truth," said Steve Springer, one of Zumaya's representatives. "I didn't even think twice about it."


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Hilarious :-b
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Postby AcidRock23 » Thu Dec 14, 2006 10:48 am

That IS funny!!

I can only imagine the sorts of chanting that will engender when he's on the road around the league. Shoot, even hitters could get into it (if they don't mind 100+ mph 'payback'...) as a bat can be a good air guitar 'axe'. LOL... ;-D
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Postby suppasonic » Thu Dec 14, 2006 11:14 am

Guitar Hero is actually a really fun game. At least he'd have an excuse for wanting to play that. It's not like he slipped down some stairs carrying dear meat or fell down washing his motorcycle.
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Postby Dannomyte » Thu Dec 14, 2006 11:41 am

As a Tigers fan I'm glad to see his injury issues last season were because of a video game and not pitching related!
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Postby acsguitar » Thu Dec 14, 2006 11:53 am

That game is fun although as a REAL guitarist I find it annoying that they skip notes

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Postby LukeW9027 » Thu Dec 14, 2006 6:53 pm

Dannomyte wrote:As a Tigers fan I'm glad to see his injury issues last season were because of a video game and not pitching related!


wouldnt that make you little dissapointed? that this guy thinks playing a guitar on ps2 is worth risking his pitching performance in the playoffs?

I would be a little angry if i was a tigers fan.

Funny story though. :-D ;-D
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Postby dmendro » Thu Dec 14, 2006 7:00 pm

So does that make A-Ram's hammy problems because he plays too much Dandce, Dance, Revolution.
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Postby JTWood » Thu Dec 14, 2006 7:16 pm

AcidRock23 wrote:That IS funny!!

Says the guy who's av just last year had to be told to lay off the instant messaging lest he aggrevate his elbow further.

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Postby Snakes Gould » Thu Dec 14, 2006 8:06 pm

hilarious...ive played the game alot and never came across an injury myself tho ;-7
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