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Sunday, June 08, 2014

Bryce Harper plans to use Playstation as part of his thumb rehab

Harper has a legitimate medical reason for including Playstation as part of his rehab. Presumably, using his left thumb to aim firearms, operate motor vehicles, and shimmy past linebackers will strengthen it after a dormant period following the surgery.

If this is a thing, then I feel like the new Mario Kart has me in the best shape of my career.

Robert in Manhattan Beach Posted: June 08, 2014 at 03:34 AM | 16 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: bryce harper, frat boy logic, gaming, nats

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   1. Jose Molina wants a nickname like "A-Rod" Posted: June 08, 2014 at 02:12 PM (#4721325)
Wil Myers will be using daily option J to rehab his wrist injury.
   2. cardsfanboy Posted: June 08, 2014 at 02:38 PM (#4721341)
If this is a thing, then I feel like the new Mario Kart has me in the best shape of my career.


I know that several NASCAR drivers have talked about using video games as a way of practicing certain tracks, as the accuracy is very high on these.

Not sure how legitimate it is to play a game to strengthen your muscles though.
   3. Depressoteric Posted: June 08, 2014 at 02:43 PM (#4721342)
Not sure how legitimate it is to play a game to strengthen your muscles though.
Common sense suggests that videogames wouldn't help you develop raw strength in your thumb (as it's not difficult to actually press a button), but that it could indeed be quite helpful in conditioning reflexes and response times.
   4. Infinite Joost (Voxter) Posted: June 08, 2014 at 04:07 PM (#4721384)
You don't have muscles in your thumb.
   5. Walt Davis Posted: June 08, 2014 at 06:23 PM (#4721469)
movement, flexibility.

Of course if Nick Johnson tried this, instead of rehabbing his thumb he'd develop Space Invaders tendonitis.
   6. dr. scott Posted: June 08, 2014 at 06:35 PM (#4721479)
Wil Myers will be using daily option J to rehab his wrist injury.


It had better be pretty big for option J rehab...

I suppose lots of reps could work... but it ruins the effect.

but that it could indeed be quite helpful in conditioning reflexes and response times.


How good does thumb reaction time need to be for a center fielder?
   7. Joe Bivens, Minor Genius Posted: June 08, 2014 at 07:54 PM (#4721531)
You don't have muscles in your thumb.


I do.
   8. Walt Davis Posted: June 08, 2014 at 10:42 PM (#4721612)
How good does thumb reaction time need to be for a center fielder?

I'm guessing Harper's days in CF are gone.
   9. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: June 09, 2014 at 12:49 AM (#4721648)
Despite Matty's declaration to the contrary, Harper has suggested that he just might catch a game or two. Heh.
   10. Mirabelli Dictu (Chris McClinch) Posted: June 09, 2014 at 06:28 AM (#4721669)
You don't have muscles in your thumb.


You'd have a hard time moving it if you didn't. There are nine muscles in the thumb.
   11. jacksone (AKA It's OK...) Posted: June 09, 2014 at 09:04 AM (#4721690)
You'd have a hard time moving it if you didn't. There are nine muscles in the thumb.


Well then how many muscles are in your dick? Jose Canseco's wife claimed he was hung due to all the steroids helping out his penis muscl.e

ETA:
Is there no longer a filter?
   12. JE (Jason Epstein) Posted: June 09, 2014 at 09:24 AM (#4721700)
I'm guessing Harper's days in CF are gone.

Ryan Zimmerman is moving to center?
   13. A big pile of nonsense (gef the talking mongoose) Posted: June 09, 2014 at 09:52 AM (#4721719)
Is there no longer a filter?



####.

Yeah, I'd say there is.
   14. Slivers of Maranville descends into chaos (SdeB) Posted: June 09, 2014 at 01:23 PM (#4721903)
A few years back when I had surgery on my dislocated thumb, my doctor recommended playing video games as part of my physical therapy, so this isn't that unusual.
   15. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: June 09, 2014 at 03:49 PM (#4722037)
His effort is to maintain mobility and dexterity (or sinisterity since it's his left thumb). If you quit moving, you rust.
   16. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: June 09, 2014 at 07:03 PM (#4722174)
If you quit moving, you rust.

whatta necco!!

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