According to an article on mlb.com, Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols has an injured elbow that will probably require Tommy John in the future. It looks like he first injured the ligament in 2003 and since then has developed painful bone spurs and arthritis. He said that if the pain is as bad as it was in 2007, he will likely shut it down, but for now he's going forward with treating the symptoms. The doctors say however, that he will need the surgery eventually.
This comes as no surprise to me, because Pujols off season workout regimen consisted of throwing 100 pitch bullpen sessions every 2 days, and the only pitch he knew how to throw was a slider. I'm not sure where he learned the slider being a first baseman and all, but he would throw 100 sliders every two days as apart of his training. I told him that his approach was going to hurt his arm, but he was like "What do you know about baseball?" And he was right. What do I know? Why would I question a big league ball player about his workout routine? Did Albert Pujols question my approach to posting about Jeter's Gangster? No, no he didn't. Still, he shouldn't have been throwing 100 sliders every two days, and he definetely shouldn't have ordered a custom made 10 lbs baseball to do it with. I just feel like this could have been avoided.