During breaks from school I go back home and work with several of the local kids with their pitching mechanics and other things of that nature. Anyways, today I get a phone call from one of the dads of the kids I work with and he is a Freshman in high school and in his start yesterday he threw 102 pitches and 44 Curveballs. We are talking about a 15 year old. Today the kid’s arm is really sore and bothering him extremely bad in the elbow. Now as a person who has had Surgery on the arm I am livid to say the least. From the description of his injury it seems more like a Bicep tendon injury which is alot better than the worst case scenario but still I cannot believe this crap some of these kids go through. I wish I could say something though obviously its none of my business to say anything. I just told the father to have his son shake of some of the pitches and if needed even talk to the coach. If that fails to work then the dad can always go up and back his son up.
Sorry for this vent session but I am sure some of you on here may understand how upsetting it is to see this. What’s even sadder is this kid has some legitimate talent and I would hate to see him be injured.