Are you trying to be funny?
I think it's frankly overdue.
It's a combination of those things. But I think what's crystalized our thinking is probably the concussion issue. Try to be proactive.
Collisions at home plate can significantly alter your ability to win games
I just think athletes today are bigger, faster, stronger, and the catchers are in significant danger of long-term injuries that we can avoid. I think the heightened awareness to concussions influences it quite a bit.
I think it's always been in a lot of people's minds as odd that we allow collisions there and we don't really allow them at other bases
I kept searching to see if it was going to be OK, if it was going to be safe for me to go back there and catch, and I just wasn't finding that.
It's a great change, We protect our assets
When I kept gathering information, to be honest with you, it wasn't really even a decision
Some of the things we've seen happen in the recent past — Buster Posey, concussions with Joe Mauer, Yadier Molina getting blown up, they are some of the best players in the game. They mean so much to their team —the financial investments involved. And more importantly, the health of the individual.
How much is it that they're paid a lot more than they used to be?
Once everything started aching, I just had to do it. So I started using the (hot and cold) tubs more and making some other changes.
I thought it was the worst thing ever. But since I've added more greens to my diet, I've kind of gotten hooked on those Caesar and Spanish salads.
Before, you couldn't get me to eat a salad
I've taken it upon myself to do things such as getting massages and even getting pedicures for my feet ... You can't believe how great a pedicure can make you feel.
I was struggling and my body was feeling like, ugh
There are probably two guys in the league that have the skill to be able to put the puck in the net like that. One is on a training table (Steven Stamkos) in the back room and the other is up in Washington
He's a real good player and is in a group of real good players in Canada that are fighting for jobs on that team
I just need to focus on myself, get back to good habits and hopefully everything will turn around.
I think it's a similar beginning, but in Norfolk I got better pretty much every day, so I'm going to try to focus on that here
He's played some really, really good hockey for us at times, and he's struggled a bit at some times
I haven't talked to Steve since they had their management meetings, but I know I'll get more involved as we get closer and closer. I'll have my eyes open and I know he's (St. Louis) a real good player on, so he's important for us to look after, and I'll be watching him closely just like I did the last time
But you have to accept (the suspension), and go from there.
I didn't expect to get two games, but I'm just really glad that (Alzner) is OK
But those guys, the players, will decide who is on the team.
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