Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Is it just me or do you find it hard to believe how many of these supposedly highly-tuned athletes are continually getting hurt and doing time on the DL list or worse, facing surgeries? This week's list includesTroy Tulowitzki-torn quadrucep tendon, Rafael Furcal-back, Jake Peavy- elbow,Tom Glavine- elbow,Albert Pujols-calf, Putz- elbow and John Smoltz, who may be looking at the end of his career after more damage to his labrum. History tells us that the greats of days past, as recently as the 60's, 70's and even into the 80's were not missing so many games because of 'pulled' this and 'strained' that. What are they doing in the off-season and spring training that is not allowing them to be in god enough shape to avoid these kinds of problems? Take a guy like Greg Maddox or even Carlos Zambrano, one near the beginning of his career and one near the end. What are they doing that these other guys aren't to keep themselves in good health?