I realize that Terry Collins hasn’t been in a big-league dugout as an MLB skipper in over a decade, and many things have changed in the game over that time. For example, the scorecards look different now, and people track a few more statistics since the 20th century. The players don’t wear stirrups anymore, and they’re not allowed to drink “special coffee” before the games.
However, even in the old days, I don’t ever remember a dropped ball causing a player’s skills to erode, or to cause injuries.
In his first conversation with second baseman Luis Castillo, Collins brought up