Thursday, May 6, 2010
Hmm . . . Interesting
Mark Feinsand is suggesting that the recent rash of injuries to the Core Four may be a matter of the SI cover jinx. I have a different theory. When you hit, oh I don't know, age 25 or so, your body changes. Weird things start happening to you. You pull muscles while seated and stuff like that. It doesn't matter whether or not you're in shape or work out, it just happens. At 25. You'll notice that Jorge Posada strained his calf not while running, or hitting, or moving at all. He strained his calf muscle while, literally, sitting. Okay crouching. But still. Likewise, Mariano Rivera hurt his side when he sneezed, another classic post-25 injury. Andy Pettitte first felt tightness in his arm while warming up. Who the hell gets hurt warming up? Can you imagine getting hurt while the treadmill is set at level 3? You can if you're over 25. My theory, then, is that this recent rash of injuries is the result of the Core Four being over 25. That's just a theory. Maybe they're all under 25 and it's the SI cover thing. I haven't checked their birthdays, seeing as there are four of them and that would require effort. Even with Google. But I'm going with that for now.