Matt Harvey Newsbeat
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Sure way to cut down on pitcher injuries? Limit them to 75 MPH.
“When you ask about performance and velocity, I end up talking about medicine and injury,” he said. “You can’t strengthen tendons and ligaments per se, certainly not as much as muscles. The muscles overwhelm them.”
And then comes that snap.
“Velocity itself is a risk factor for injury,” he said.
At the appointment Monday, Levitz said, Andrews will determine if the ligament is stable. To do that, Andrews will place his hands on either side of Harvey’s elbow, one below and one above, and push his forearm and biceps in opposite directions.
A healthy U.C.L. is taut, Levitz said, and a partly torn U.C.L. is loose, which makes it unstable. If Harvey’s U.C.L. is unstable, when Andrews pushes on his forearm and biceps, there will be a space between the bones. This is where Andrews’s expertise comes in. He has seen so many of these injuries, Levitz said, that Andrews can diagnose, to the millimeter, how unstable the ligament is.
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Do the same people who like strict pitch count limits also cover their couches in plastic?
And that is the sobering reality, as it applies to pitchers. No one knows yet how to keep pitchers healthy, not a general manager for a major league team whose most valuable asset is a pitcher, not a doctor who’s given his professional life over to studying the issue. It’s why teams need to stockpile many more pitchers than the phrase “five-man rotation” would seem to indicate they need, and why projecting any pitcher more than a few minutes into the future so often ends up looking like a foolish exercise.
Posted: August 27, 2013 at 06:02 AM | 1 comment(s)
Thursday, July 18, 2013
Role model: Derek Jeter. Of course.
Unlike his teammates, many of whom sequester themselves in McMansions out in the suburbs, Harvey lives in a bachelor pad in the East Village, a downtown neighborhood known for its raucous bar scene, which he indulges in on occasion. “I’m young, I’m single,” he says. “I want to be in the mix.” Harvey has lived in the sleek one-bedroom almost a year now, and every time he comes home, he experiences a thrill not unlike, say, pitching a near-perfect game while fighting a bloody nose, as Harvey did in early May against the White Sox, an outing that further cemented the burgeoning Harvey legend. “I’m on the 10th floor, with a perfect view of the Financial District,” he says. “The whole thing is windows, so as soon as I walk in it’s like: Yes. New York. I’m here.”
Posted: July 18, 2013 at 11:38 AM | 11 comment(s)
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