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Postby Cornbread Maxwell » Tue Mar 15, 2005 11:37 am

HOOTIE wrote:You guys panic easy.

The only ironic thing is Prior was the perfect body, with the perfect mechanics, who was the one guy, who was supposed to be immune to injury. Pitchers are just plain risky. So much can go wrong.

These are almost exactly my thoughts too.
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Postby blackbearabroad » Tue Mar 15, 2005 12:42 pm

speaking to flexability, anyone remember Bo Jackson and Ballet? Bo knew...

As for the NCAA and testing, they do have a testing program in place, theoreticly it is fairly strict, but it has the same problems as every other testing program. Every school (D2 and up) probobly has people "known" to be juicing, and the local University recently had its former football captian arrested for traficing steroids.
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Postby The Kavorka » Tue Mar 15, 2005 12:45 pm

Dusty Baker = The Debil
What are you guys doing?
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Postby j_d_mcnugent » Tue Mar 15, 2005 1:48 pm

GiantFan666 wrote:Is it just me or have pitchers just gotten weaker and weaker every year? back in the early periods of the game up to the 1930's you would see pitchers throwing like 400-500 innings a year and would have more complete games in a season than most guys today even start. And its not like they had modern medicine then either, they were still using leaches back then to get rid of "bad blood"

i have heard some of old timers say part of the reason they pitched so many innings was the competition. there were more defensive specialists around back then, but now you can have 30 homer guys towards the bottom your lineup. the old times would only have to show their best stuff to a couple hitters and then coast through the rest of the lineup. i wonder what their pitch count looked like? also, higher mounds back then so less strain on the pitcher. not sure but maybe modern pitchers also throw more curves, sliders, and whatnot that are considered more stressful?
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Postby matmat » Tue Mar 15, 2005 3:01 pm

The Kavorka wrote:Dusty Baker = The Debil

heeheehee... that would be correct in several Slavic languages, I believe.
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Postby wrveres » Tue Mar 15, 2005 5:28 pm

J35J wrote:The reason why guys are getting hurt more and more is because of lifting weights the bigger and bulkier these guys get the crappier their flexibility gets and without good flexibility you will strain and pull things very easy. Being huge and ripped in baseball is not good!! Flexibility should be priority #1. Don't most homerun hitters say that they hit the ball better when they aren't swinging for the fences, that just putting the bat on the ball squarely will make the ball go a long way without swinging out of your shoes. If guys would just go do Yoga or something and do very light workouts I think they would be a whole lot better off!!

funny you should mention Yoga!
this was in todays Union Tribune
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