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Saturday, March 10, 2018

With Checkups and Chickpea Pasta, the Mets Get Healthier. But Better? - The New York Times

How many teams are already doing this?

Jim Furtado Posted: March 10, 2018 at 06:34 AM | 11 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: mets, player health

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   1. RMc's Unenviable Situation Posted: March 10, 2018 at 08:28 AM (#5636392)
I never dreamed I'd ever see a headline that read, "Mets Get Healthier".
   2. manchestermets Posted: March 10, 2018 at 08:34 AM (#5636395)
Not exactly "Mets' Pitchers' Arms Get Less Fragile" though, is it? I mean of course, if the Mets are catching on to modern sports nutrition practices 20 years after everyone else then great, better late than never, but I'll still assume that there's a greater than 50% chance of the starting pitcher's arm falling off every time he takes the mound.
   3. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: March 10, 2018 at 09:23 AM (#5636402)
Hey, if you talk to some people, I'm sure they'd tell you that superfoods and properly balanced gut bacteria will prevent Tommy John.
   4. Russlan thinks deGrom is da bomb Posted: March 10, 2018 at 09:42 AM (#5636405)
Perhaps we should wait at least until the season starts before we say that the Mets have gotten healthier?
   5. Stormy JE Posted: March 10, 2018 at 10:50 AM (#5636413)
After consuming chickpea pasta, it's pretty evident the Mets pitchers will be throwing more gas. Just not necessarily from their arms.
   6. Walt Davis Posted: March 10, 2018 at 04:36 PM (#5636480)
So I shouldn't be on the David Ortiz diet?
   7. Roadblock Jones Posted: March 11, 2018 at 09:26 AM (#5636572)
The Mets have a long history of making a show of solving last year's injury problems this year but seemingly haven't ever been able to balance basic health and wellness with the pushing-the-envelope stuff of modern pro athletes.

This goes all the way back to when their clubhouse guys ran a pharmacy and continued through fiascos like Jose-Reyes-Needs-To-Learn-How-To-Run; Beltran-Will-Be-Back-Any-Day-Now; Ryan-Church-Concussion-Mishandling-Becomes-Wright's-Gazoo-Helmet; "Prevention & Recovery"; Matt Harvey's Pee; Barwis Methods etc etc.

   8. PreservedFish Posted: March 11, 2018 at 09:47 AM (#5636576)
I have a dim memory of the Mets trying to feed Jose Reyes more greasy foods so that he would put on weight, the idea being that he'd be less injury prone?
   9. eddieot Posted: March 11, 2018 at 01:02 PM (#5636615)
The Mets just need to eat more bacon.
   10. Morty Causa Posted: March 11, 2018 at 02:33 PM (#5636633)
Homer and I go with doctors' recommendations: eight glasses of gravy a day.
   11. Jason Dean Posted: March 11, 2018 at 04:13 PM (#5636647)
So I shouldn't be on the David Ortiz diet?


Middle age means looking like David Ortiz, regardless. Unless you want to starve yourself in hopes of living towards 100.

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