Force of habit
Science, not the scalpel, is the real solution for Tommy John injuries. Too bad few MLB teams are paying attention.
EVERY PITCHER no matter his age, generates enough force on each pitch to rupture the ulnar collateral ligament in his elbow. It's a scary thought, for sure, but also an easy one to forget in the idyllic, emerald-grass setting that is Viera, Fla. Though Washington Nationals spring training has only just begun, a healthy crowd has turned out to watch fireballer Stephen Strasburg throw today's bullpen. It's been 18 months since the Nationals star underwent Tommy John surgery -- the ...
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