Friday, December 15, 2006

Funniest Story of the Year?

Let's make sure Carl Pavano doesn't get a Playstation 3:

The Tigers are satisfied they won't see a recurrence of the right wrist and forearm inflammation that sidelined Joel Zumaya for three games of the American League Championship Series.

Why? Club president and general manager Dave Dombrowski told WXYT-AM (1270) on Wednesday the team had concluded Zumaya's injury resulted from playing a video game, not from his powerful throwing motion.

"That was probably what was taking place," Dombrowski later told the Free Press.

Zumaya, 22, was known to play "Guitar Hero," a PlayStation 2 game in which a player uses a guitar-shaped controller to simulate the performance of popular songs.

During the radio interview, Dombrowski said the Tigers' athletic training staff discovered that Zumaya's forearm pain was more consistent with the action of a guitar player than a baseball pitcher. The Tigers asked Zumaya to stop playing the video game, and he did. Zumaya then pitched pain-free during the World Series, and went 0-1 with a 3.00 ERA in three appearances.

"He felt fine in the World Series, to tell you the truth," said Steve Springer, one of Zumaya's representatives. "I didn't even think twice about it."

posted by Mr. Faded Glory @ 4:00 PM   2 comments


At 12/15/2006 7:54 PM, Anonymous Malik said...

Rumor Has it When Schilling leaves and retires next year , Redsox might go after Carlos Zambrano who will be a free agent next year. Theo and Co are already scouting potential free agent pitchers next year.

At 12/17/2006 5:27 PM, Blogger susan mullen said...

There's considerable evidence to warrant teams asking players to minimize using video games, ipods,
blackberries,cellphones, etc. The joints of the human hand, especially the large thumb joint were not constructed to take all the repetitive
motion. Early arthritis results, and it's incurable.


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