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bigh0rt wrote:When they're viewed as the investments that they are, and you attach the ridiculous price tag to them that some of them have, if I were an owner I would want to make sure I was getting the best ROI over the course of a contract too, which unfortunately means not pushing it. Some of it may be the players being babies, but I think a lot of it is organizational.
OBPlover wrote:No, it's totally false.
MLB players get injured far LESS today, not more. It is a common misconception that today's players are "babies".
Consider this. There have been more 300 game winning pitchers created between 1970-2000 than between 1900 to 1970. Pretty amazing considering all those old stats of guys that threw 300 plus innings right? Let me tell you something about those guys - their arms fell off.
We are just more aware of everything these days and dwell on negativity as we glorify the past. It's human nature. Not just baseball but in everything.
antant42 wrote:Starting Pitchers are not babies. What they do with their arms is un natural and their shoulders and elbows are put under a lot of stress.
Anytime we are talking about Knee, elbow, hip or shoulder Injuries. Players should take it easy.
However, Today's Relief pitchers and position players are babies.
Don't Complain about pitching 3 days in a row, you are in charge of ONE inning!
As for position players.. If you don't get HIT with the ball, than how are you getting hurt? Almost every other sport is harder on a body that baseball.
Football, Hockey, Soccer, Basketball.
Most of the time players are just standing around!
How many times do you see a hockey player miss a game because his arm is sore or because his finger hurts.
I don't expect baseball players to be like hockey players. To play in the NHL you have to be insane, But suck it up a little atleast.
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