Friday, August 27, 2010

It doesn't matter

This is probably a very rash post, which will likely be noted by most who read it as irrational and lacking a certain brand of perspective, but it just doesn't matter. It doesn't matter how "careful" you are with a pitcher, how much you "monitor" things, or how assuredly you avoid any usage that might even smack of "abuse." It doesn't matter. Injury can happen, it would seem, on any given pitch, maybe even the best pitch a guy has ever pitched.

The lesson, I suppose, is get what you can while you can.


  • With any luck he will be one of the guys who comes back stronger after the procedure. It's not like a rotation ace is going to push them over the top and into the playoffs next year. The team still has too many holes to fill.
    This also means he will have less wear and tear on his body in general, and will therefore get even more money from the Yankees in a few years.

    By Blogger Rob B, at 8/27/2010 1:10 PM  

  • I wouldn't go quite that far, but basically agree that there's a lot of randomness to it all. Sure, some guys will break down from over-use, mis-use, and abuse, but others can pitch and pitch and pitch and pitch with no apparent ill effect. Similarly, those treated with utmost care might be fine, or not.

    For me, the lesson is that sometimes there's no blame to assign, it's just time to move forward. Hopefully, Strasburg will be able to move forward quickly.

    By Blogger Jenn Jenson, at 8/27/2010 1:22 PM  

  • All I'm hearing is "Dibble wuz rite". If you could tattoo that on you chest in pen ink that would be appreciated.

    By Blogger Harper, at 8/27/2010 1:23 PM  

  • Dibble was right. There's no disputing that.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8/27/2010 1:51 PM  

  • We're talking about human beings. That's why there is no rhyme nor reason as to why some athletes get hurt and some don't.

    I know that sounds trite, but it's true.

    Not to mention that throwing a baseball is probably one of the most un-natural things one can do with their arm.

    By Anonymous Princess Jazzy, at 8/27/2010 2:09 PM  

  • Why would it be considered rash? It's 100 percent spot on. Pitching a baseball is a crap shoot. Those rubber bands holding that arm together can go at any moment.

    I suspect it tore on one pitch and had been preparing to tear for a while.

    Just like the ticker - lub-dub, lub-dub, lub-dub and BAM. It could go at any moment.

    By Blogger MikeHarris, at 8/27/2010 3:21 PM  

  • Watching the game today, I see that Dibble is STILL in hiding after implying Strasburg is a pussy.

    About the only good thing that can possibly come of this awful injury is that if we're lucky, maybe he won't be back as a Nats announcer next year.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8/29/2010 1:59 PM  

  • After five days in exile, Sir Dibbs' return is looking about as likely as Judge Crater returning for a seat on the Supreme Court. I say Dibbs is going, going, gone ... GOODBYE!

    By Anonymous Sunshine_Bobby_Carpenter_Is_Too_Pessimistic_for_Me, at 8/29/2010 7:36 PM  

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