Trevor Bauer

first_imgTrevor Bauer is a pitcher for the Cleveland Indians.  In a recent article I read in Sports Illustrated, Bauer explained his long toss theory for keeping his arm strong and preventing the injuries that so many pitchers today face.  Three to five times a week, instead of throwing on the sidelines which so many pitchers do, he goes to the outfield and uses a 30-35 degree arc on his throws.  This is what is known as the long toss.  He says it improves his strength and does not put stress on his arm.This technique was introduced by Alan Jaeger.  Jaeger teaches this technique to young arms as well as veteran pitchers.  If you are interested in this technique for your young son or daughter, simply put Jaeger’s name in your search engine and you will find all kinds of information on it.  It certainly makes sense to me since so many pitchers seem to be subject to surgery at a young age.  Jaeger will even suggest you try this technique from a distance of only 10 feet at the beginning.  As you age, you increase the distance.last_img read more

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‘Liverpool could do with him!’ John Terry backed to continue playing at the top

first_imgJohn Terry should play on in the Premier League next season, according to Ray Wilkins.Terry, who will leave Chelsea in the summer, made his first start for the champions since September in Monday night’s 4-3 victory over Watford.The 36-year-old cut an emotional figure after scoring in his penultimate match at Stamford Bridge and suggested afterwards he may call it quits.But Wilkins believes the former England captain still has plenty to offer.Speaking to Alan Brazil and Micky Quinn on the Sports Breakfast, the former Chelsea star and assistant boss said: “Quinny, you’re sitting there matey and perhaps Liverpool could do with him!“I was watching him last night and considering he hasn’t played for a long, long period of time, he looked as fit as a flea.”Terry has spent his entire career at Chelsea, but Wilkins insists he won’t struggle for motivation at a new club.“As soon as you get a new challenge the juices will flow,” he said. “I don’t see a problem as far as that is concerned.“I am looking at the south coast and there are a couple of teams where John wouldn’t have to move his family and they could really do with him.”last_img read more

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