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(Yahoo)   As a demonstration of the messed up things professional pitchers do to their arms every game, check out this article's photo of the White Sox' Chris Sale   (sports.yahoo.com) divider line 20
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2012-06-28 08:11:10 AM  
It reminds me of a trebuchet. Albeit, a very painful looking one, and a good reminder to actually limit innings pitched towards the end of a season for teams that are clearly not going to make it.
 
2012-06-28 08:35:58 AM  
That's why every Sox fan I know is basically counting down the days until he goes on the DL.
 
2012-06-28 08:56:28 AM  
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Will always remember the Browning pitch.
 
2012-06-28 09:01:04 AM  
I could've sworn that sidearm pitchers were more prone to their arms exploding like this, but so far as I could tell all the pitchers in that video were overhead. Hmm.

Sidearm still looks more painful in general, but all the sidearmers for the Indians are relievers, so I guess that could help too.
 
2012-06-28 09:05:09 AM  
Supposedly, Sandy Koufax's arms would have purple bruises all over them after he pitches a game -- one of the reasons that he retired so early.
 
2012-06-28 09:14:48 AM  
Tetsuooooooooooooo!
 
2012-06-28 09:28:53 AM  
If only we hadn't forced them into this life. If only there was some way we could compensate them. Won't someone think of the professional pitchers?
 
2012-06-28 10:07:47 AM  

Lux Lambert: I could've sworn that sidearm pitchers were more prone to their arms exploding like this, but so far as I could tell all the pitchers in that video were overhead. Hmm.

Sidearm still looks more painful in general, but all the sidearmers for the Indians are relievers, so I guess that could help too


Actually I think that sidearmers and submariners are less likely to get hurt, because those stress the shoulder less. One reason everyone thinks Sale will get hurt is because a stiff breeze might blow him into the seats.
 
2012-06-28 10:48:05 AM  
I don't know much about Chris Sale, but to spice up the thread here's Jamie Salé.

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2012-06-28 12:16:25 PM  
That's nothing. Carl Hubbell threw so many screwballs that when he let his left arm hang down by his side, the palm of his hand faced out. I've seen the pic somewhere, but I can't find it with a GIS. Probably in an old baseball book on the shelf at home.
 
2012-06-28 12:40:35 PM  

funk_soul_bubby: I don't know much about Chris Sale, but to spice up the thread here's Jamie Salé.


You sir, are a gentleman and a scholar.
 
2012-06-28 02:00:51 PM  

phyrkrakr: That's nothing. Carl Hubbell threw so many screwballs that when he let his left arm hang down by his side, the palm of his hand faced out. I've seen the pic somewhere, but I can't find it with a GIS. Probably in an old baseball book on the shelf at home.


There was a pic in Ken Burns "Baseball" I think - I was surprised that GIS didn't have a result for it. It was the first thing I thought of when I read the headline
 
2012-06-28 02:03:17 PM  

Rex_Banner: phyrkrakr: That's nothing. Carl Hubbell threw so many screwballs that when he let his left arm hang down by his side, the palm of his hand faced out. I've seen the pic somewhere, but I can't find it with a GIS. Probably in an old baseball book on the shelf at home.

There was a pic in Ken Burns "Baseball" I think - I was surprised that GIS didn't have a result for it. It was the first thing I thought of when I read the headline


Here's the first thing I thought of:

www.chrisoleary.com
 
2012-06-28 02:12:28 PM  

Rex_Banner: phyrkrakr: That's nothing. Carl Hubbell threw so many screwballs that when he let his left arm hang down by his side, the palm of his hand faced out. I've seen the pic somewhere, but I can't find it with a GIS. Probably in an old baseball book on the shelf at home.

There was a pic in Ken Burns "Baseball" I think - I was surprised that GIS didn't have a result for it. It was the first thing I thought of when I read the headline


Maybe that's where I saw it. For years, I thought it was Warren Spahn that had the inside out arm but somebody corrected me to Hubbell. It makes sense, though, since Spahn was a curveball guy and Hubbell threw a screwball.

That pic in TFA, though, that's just from his general arm action. He's a three-quarter/side arm kind of guy, so he's nearly always going to be leading with his elbow, when photographed from that angle. Whenever just about anybody throws a ball, they lead with the elbow, it's the snap from that hinge that gives the extra oomph on a major league pitch, as well as the spin to make a ball move. And also why so many guys end up having TJ, because that little ligament at the hinge gets rubberbanded until it's stretched out so far the joint starts expanding, causing bone chips and irritated bursa sacs unless the ligament is replaced and the joint gets tightened back up.
 
2012-06-28 02:24:36 PM  
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I've read his books so I feel like I'm allowed to post this, clearly in poor taste.
 
kab
2012-06-28 03:01:51 PM  
Can't stand baseball personally, but pitchers are just absurd with what they do to their arms.

I had read an SI article a while back about pitching that stated that sports 'science' isn't able to help pitchers throw any faster than they can now, but it can allow them to have less injuries, and potentially longer careers.
 
2012-06-28 03:13:39 PM  

DeWayne Mann: Here's the first thing I thought of:


Is that Andy Pettitte's arm breaking while pitching?

DVDave: I've read his books so I feel like I'm allowed to post this, clearly in poor taste.


Oh man, that's just...wow. Of course, it could've been worse. Somebody could've photoshopped Eric Davis' cancerous body part coming loose...
 
2012-06-28 03:19:46 PM  

phyrkrakr: DeWayne Mann: Here's the first thing I thought of:

Is that Andy Pettitte's arm breaking while pitching?

DVDave: I've read his books so I feel like I'm allowed to post this, clearly in poor taste.

Oh man, that's just...wow. Of course, it could've been worse. Somebody could've photoshopped Eric Davis' cancerous body part coming loose...


Give me a minute...
 
2012-06-28 03:30:01 PM  

phyrkrakr: DeWayne Mann: Here's the first thing I thought of:

Is that Andy Pettitte's arm breaking while pitching?


Nope. Standard arm action for him. He usually wears a sort of compression sleeve so it's not as noticeable. Actually, that might be what the black thing in the picture is, though that could also just be an undershirt. Anyway, here's another pic:

img535.imageshack.us

That was stolen from this very similar thread: http://www.fark.com/comments/5475130/Seattle-trade-Cliff-Lee-to-Range - OMG-what-fark-is-on-his-elbow
 
2012-06-29 11:16:28 AM  
I certainly hope he manages to stay healthy somehow, because we need him for the long haul.

CSB: In 2010, the Sox were having a charity event hosted by the players' wives. Basically, you paid $50 and got to choose a brown bag. In that bag was a ball signed by one of the players or one of the more well-known coaches. Having had a few beers, I decided to get two for myself and one for my sister. I got Ozzie and Sale, and my neighbor has been on my ass to sell him the Sale ball for $50 ever since then. He must think I'm an idiot.

// my sister ended up getting Andruw Jones
/// end CSB
 
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