As Spring approaches, so too does a new year of baseball. For rookie ballplayers, this season of birth and rebirth is intrinsically linked to their own dreams – an opportunity to touch immortality feels within their grasp. However, behind every clutch at-bat and inning-ending double play is a harsh reality that most never see.
Ask yourself why a pitcher like Detroit Tiger ace, Justin Verlander, has been relatively healthy, while the NY Mets have had so much trouble keeping Matt Harvey off the disabled list. Yes, there may be a myriad of factors, including genetic predispositions, that one could cite, but research is increasingly pointing to mechanics.
When New Year’s Day rolls around, it should serve as a signal the offseason is drawing to a close for baseball players. Those who have done little strength and conditioning work since the season ended will need to shake off the cobwebs in preparation for spring training. In all fairness, a lot of players are banged up in one way or another
It’s still the dead of winter, but the days are getting a little longer everyday, meaning spring training is once again drawing near. It’ll be the ballplayers who maintained a good offseason workout regimen who will have the edge on opening day. Diet is important too.The idea that we can throw common sense dietary