8/16/07

You can’t tell a book by its cover

Do not let appearances fool you. Yea, John Daly is an athlete. He probably does not use good judgment in his personal habits, but by many standards he can still get it done. He does not have to run the course, if he did the he would either be smaller or not play. If you use the appearance criteria then why do big fat linemen get a free pass? Fitness is relative to your sport and position. In fact I recall my early days with the White Sox when we got a pitcher to lose twenty pounds in the off season. The result was he really looked good in a uniform, but he lost velocity and could not get anyone out.

5 Comments:

At 8/16/07, 10:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vern,

Form does determine function and function at a high level may restrict certain forms. Sports without time limits do allow more athletes to participate that have bad health/training habits. Golf is likely the only major sport where a chain smoking beer jugging participant has a chance against the best athlete in his sport but then maybe more athletes smoke than I realize. Your pitcher that you discussed, how did his preseason testing do from previous seasons? Did he become a better athlete despite becoming a bad pitcher?

Mark Day

 
At 8/16/07, 11:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can someone define what an "athlete" is? youth, high school, college, amateur, pro???

TR

 
At 8/17/07, 9:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Testing...Testing what??

Anthony

 
At 8/17/07, 9:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Both! But the sum is greater than the individual parts.

 
At 8/17/07, 12:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looking good, playing terrible.

"It is amazing how many people miss such rich moments because they are to busy looking at themselves in the mirror"

TR

 

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