In case you missed it in yesterday’s post-game notes, D.J. Carrasco has been sent down to AAA Buffalo. This means that
Archive: April 25th, 2011
Today, April 25th, is the birthday of former super utilityman Tony Phillips, who played in 52 games for the Mets in 1998.
Phillips was picked up at the trade deadline from the
I remember back in the day that the worst words a pitcher could hear were “rotator cuff”. Using those two words together was worse than cursing.
Of course, “rotator cuff” on its own is completely harmless — it is an anatomical phrase the loosely describes an area of the shoulder. But when a pitcher heard those words, it almost always was followed by “tear”. And when a pitcher had a rotator cuff tear, his career was over.
Similarly, an elbow injury was the death knell of a pitcher’s career — until Tommy John had the surgery that now bears his name. Elbows, compared to shoulders, are relatively simple, and doctors have figured out how to repair them fairly effectively.
Thanks to the advances of modern medicine, a pitcher’s career