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Thursday, June 14, 2001

Boston Globe Online / Pappas sizes up pitchers’ plight

Dr. Pappas says size doesn’t matter.

Jim Furtado Posted: June 14, 2001 at 02:24 PM | 2 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Darren Posted: June 14, 2001 at 06:26 PM (#69296)
"The true answer is that every body is different, and every person reacts differently to the stress inflicted."

This seems to sum up the article--hey, everyone's different so don't even try to look for trends. Now, let's all go take a nap.

Citing Koufax as a "big" pitcher is another point against this scribe. Seems to me the debate is about big burly guys like Clemens and Seaver vs. thin, wiry guys like Pedro Martinez and Ramon Martinez.

It seems logical to me that the guys that use a lot of leg drive (again Clemens, Seaver, Ryan) are less likely to develop major arm injuries. They would seem to spread the wear and tear between the legs and arms. Guys like Pedro, who use more arm speed, seem more likely to break down, as almost all the strain would be on their arm.

Nothing's been proven either way, and it would be interesting to see some hard data.
   2. Michael Posted: June 14, 2001 at 08:31 PM (#69297)
How many team doctors do the Red Sox have? I know there's been controversy regarding Dr. Author Pappas before, but the guy cited in the Jason Varitek stories is team doctor Dr. Bill Morgan. I didn't know that any teams had more than one team doctor.

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