Re: The Sox Training program -revisited
posted at 5/25/2014 9:26 AM EDT
In response to donrd4's comment:
In response to ctredsoxfanhugh's comment:
In response to miscricket's comment:
It is time..once again..to start questioning the Red Sox training program? With the exception of Napoli and Middlebrooks..both of whom have actual play related injuries..how many Sox players are either beat up or on the DL because of things like hamstring tightness, calf soreness, etc.
The latest...Xander..leaving yesterday's marathon game with a hamstring cramp.
All this muscle tightness and soreness tells me that perhaps the training program is too concerned with building muscle and strength and less concerned about flexibility. I remember discussing this with my personal trainer way back when..and that was her take.
Maybe they would benefit from a yoga routine?
"It is not down in any map...trueplaces never are...." ( Melville)
Players are going to get injured, b@nged up, and cramped up all the time. Reality is staying healthy is almost a skill set, some players inherently don't have the bodies to play 162 games a year + all the working out they have to do to get ready etc etc etc. I don't think a "cramp" is an indictment on the training program.
I would be surprised if stretching wasn't part of the routines they go through, very surprised! and I don't think getting a cramp is an indictment on a training program.
Don't have the bodies to play 162 games. Maybe then they don't have the bodies to make millions watching from the bench.Would Tom Brady miss a game with a cramp?? Would Chara not play with a broken finger? Call work and tell them your taken a few days off because you have a cramp? lol lol lol .
Tom Brady doesn't have to play 162 games a year lol lol lol.
...that's just one reason why it's not a good ideal to compare baseball to football players and hockey players. It has nothing to do with toughness and everything to do with how technical baseball is. If you have a cramp you can still throw your 250 LB forward and effectively do the same thing in football, in baseball that would be equivalent to swinging a bat with an injury, which even if you are tough enough to do it your mechanics would be all off. YES baseball players could be tough like Football players, and when they are they end up putting up HISTORICALLY BAD SEASONS like the one John Lackey had when he hid an injury all year long. Baseball is different...very different. Same thing with Ellsbury when he broke his ribs, do you think if he really really really wanted to be a tough guy he could just swing through the pain? maybe pop a pain killer and just go out there and do it? of course he probably could have....and he might have batted .100 for the rest of the season too. Also look how b@nged up those others players get? playing thought injury can lead to more sever injuries which is one reason why a lot of players in other sports have much shorter careers.
We are talking about a guy who missed one partial game for precautionary reasons. Are we going to make him next Ellsbury now and just bash him until he is out of town and then wonder why he left us???
WOW Xander Bogaerts got a cramp, HOW DARE HE GET A CRAMP!!!! what a bum!!!! he will never be anything. Is this how cynical we have really become?