This ‘Pitcher Sleeve’ Could Extend Baseball Careers for Both Kids and Pros (Video)
As you could imagine, throwing a baseball (especially PITCHING a baseball) is a pretty taxing exercise. Take into account the fact that overworked youngsters are doing it 100+ times a game with too little rest between outings, and we’ve got an epidemic on our hands.
Not only have pitching-related injuries requiring Tommy John surgery gone up 700% in recent years, but younger players are requiring it at an even faster pace.
The team behind this pitching sleeve hopes to end all that. Or at least minimize it.
Joe Nolan and his biomechanic research company, Motus, have come up with a simple-looking sleeve that Nolan hopes will “put himself out of business.” Haha. GOOD ONE, JOE!
Take a look at how it works:
Here’s the TL; DR version: Magic. It works by harnessing the power of magic. Not really. The sleeve works not by correcting or insulating a pitcher from trauma, but by providing biometric data that allows coaches and trainers to make informed decisions on when to pull a pitcher or work on changing their form.
Hat Tip – [Bleacher Report]