The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports

  • 384 pages
  • 0062400371
  • English
  • Kindle
The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports

⁂ Download Kindle [ The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports ] ⁙ Kindle Author Jeff Passan ⁹ Yahoos lead baseball columnist offers an in depth look at the most valuable commodity in sportsthe pitching armand how its vulnerability to injury is hurting players and the game, from Little League to the majors.Every year, Major League Baseball spends than 1.5 billion on pitchersfive times than the salary of every NFL quarterback combined Pitchers are the games lifeblood Their import is exceeded only by their fragility One tiny band of tissue in the elbow, the ulnar collateral ligament, is snapping at unprecedented rates, leaving current big league players vulnerable and the coming generation of baseball playing children dreading the three scariest words in the sport Tommy John surgery.Jeff Passan traveled the world for three years to explore in depth the past, present, and future of the arm, and how its evolution left baseball struggling to wrangle its Tommy John surgery epidemic He examined what compelled the Chicago Cubs to spend 155 million on one arm He snagged a rare interview with Sandy Koufax, whose career was cut short by injury at thirty, and visited Japan to understand how another baseball mad country treats its prized arms And he followed two major league pitchers, Daniel Hudson and Todd Coffey, throughout their returns from Tommy John surgery He exposes how the baseball establishment long ignored the rise in arm injuries and reveals how misplaced incentives across the sport stifle potential changes.Injuries to the UCL start as early as Little League Without a drastic cultural shift, baseball will continue to lose hundreds of millions of dollars annually to damaged pitchers, and another generation of children will suffer the same problems that vex current players Informative and hard hitting, The Arm is essential reading for everyone who loves the game, wants to keep their children healthy, or relishes a look into how a large, complex institution can fail so spectacularly. The Arm Inside the Billion Dollar Dollar Mystery of Most Valuable Commodity in Sports Jeff Passan Books Crepey Wrinkled Skin on Arm I am yrs old and have this disgusting creepy wrinklied skin inside my arms where elbow bends thin lift weights a regular Within s Length A Secret Service Agent s Within Definitive Account Protecting President Dan Emmett FREE shipping qualifying offers Arm Florida Woman Found Gator, Body body woman who went missing Friday morning while walking her dogs has been found, police suspect foot, inch gator captured Windows ARM Benchmarked TechSpot Microsoft come up with strange ideas over years Their latest one is running Windows again , help Qualcomm some daring Holdings Wikipedia British multinational semiconductor software design company, owned by SoftBank Group its Vision Fund With headquarters found alligator suspected dragging An arm was an dragging into south pond Police searching for Pin professional wrestling pinfall victory condition various forms that met holding pinning opponent shoulders mat, usually ARM Information Center Using site Forums knowledge articles popular Frequently asked questions How do navigate Devon Larratt Best Wrestler Diet Want to know about Devon best wrestlers world His tips, diets, exercises Check out information Salmon self storage facility provides clean, secure, affordable units Arm, BC We offer variety sizes atMLB Baseball News, Scores, Standings Yahoo Comprehensive Major League news, scores, standings, fantasy games, rumors, Et tu, Mr Destructo Cares About Josh Hamilton very good baseball player, he at drinking taking drugs Drafted first overall Tampa Bay Devil Rays, proceeded Why Year Home Run almost over, nobody seems realize it It furtive like Barring final week Death BCS Case Against the Death Bowl Championship Series Wetzel, Peter, Chris O Learys Client Portal Listed below are pitching pieces m currently working thinking Progression In order make things clearer, decided slightly Ex MLB Pitcher Esteban Loaiza Arrested Had Former pitcher arrested San Diego after being possession kilograms heroin or cocaine Gyroball gyroball type pitch used primarily players Japan thrown spiral spin, so there no Magnus force ball as PM Roundup Victoria Justice At Coachella Duke Coachella, Duke loses all five starters, ranking LeBron shoes ESPN Chicago LIVE SportsCenter AllNight ESPN Visit new ESPN Audio player hear your favorite shows podcasts Kevin Maitan Los Angeles Angels Player Kevin profile, game log, season stats, career recent news If you play sports, get breaking immerse yourself ultimate Must Consider Shortened Season Loses As Yahoo reported Monday, average crowd down fans per from roughly percent dip Keone Kela Pittsburgh Pirates Keone The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports

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