Long toss article
Posted 07 May 2012 - 01:46 PM
Posted 07 May 2012 - 01:54 PM
Posted 07 May 2012 - 03:09 PM
That was my thought as well. It would be an interesting study.
I understand that correlation does not prove causation, but isn't the boom in needed TJ surgeries coinciding almost exactly with the abandonment of long-tossing?
It just seems to me that baseball people tend to make training decisions based on things that might have some sort of logic behind them, but no hard data (such as long toss = more pitching injuries, have a pitch count to make sure your starters stay fresh). And for the record, I'm doing the same thing by making this claim, because I don't have any real data to back it up.
Posted 07 May 2012 - 03:39 PM
Essentially the same message. He has his a routine with Science behind it as to what is needed and it has been a challenge to get people in baseball to buy into what he is doing.
If you have the time, in this same issue, they had a really entertaining article about Dustin Pedroia. I didn't really like the guy until I read the article. Interesting character.