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y2j2785
06-28-2010, 11:15 PM
I'm not watching the game but apparently Zumaya just left the game with what many are calling a serious injury and rotoworld is speculating that he may have blown out his arm as his thumb was twitching and he fell to the ground in pain.

http://twitter.com/TwinsNow/status/17301002930

http://www.rotoworld.com/content/playerpages/player_main.aspx?sport=MLB&hl=295162&id=1408

LoveYourSuit
06-28-2010, 11:50 PM
Just saw the replay.

Doesnt' look good.

That's a huge blow.

He threw a 99 mph side arm fastball on that pitch :o:

GoGoCrede
06-28-2010, 11:54 PM
Just saw the replay.

Doesnt' look good.

That's a huge blow.

He threw a 99 mph side arm fastball on that pitch :o:

That sounds awful. Hope he'll be okay.

Boondock Saint
06-29-2010, 12:04 AM
Just saw the replay.

Doesnt' look good.

That's a huge blow.

He threw a 99 mph side arm fastball on that pitch :o:

Is there a video online yet? I haven't found anything.

LoveYourSuit
06-29-2010, 12:17 AM
Is there a video online yet? I haven't found anything.


BTN on right now....

Crede24Thome25
06-29-2010, 12:20 AM
I predicted this yesterday. No surprise.

hi im skot
06-29-2010, 12:23 AM
I predicted this yesterday. No surprise.

Congratulations?

Crede24Thome25
06-29-2010, 12:25 AM
Congratulations?
Why thank you! Wasn't trying to brag or nothing, his history just made it predictable.

GoGoCrede
06-29-2010, 12:25 AM
I predicted this yesterday. No surprise.

Um....how?

theamb
06-29-2010, 12:26 AM
I predicted this yesterday. No surprise.

http://www.ericburress.com/myspace/ericburress-ron.gif

Crede24Thome25
06-29-2010, 12:26 AM
Um....how?
I'm sorry, whats your question?

GoGoCrede
06-29-2010, 12:27 AM
I'm sorry, whats your question?

How could you have predicted he would blow his arm out?

Crede24Thome25
06-29-2010, 12:29 AM
How could you have predicted he would blow his arm out?
I didn't predict he'd blow his arm out just that he'd get injured.
http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?p=2534743#post2534743

hi im skot
06-29-2010, 12:29 AM
Why thank you! Wasn't trying to brag or nothing, his history just made it predictable.

:clap:

Coops4Aces
06-29-2010, 12:40 AM
Why thank you! Wasn't trying to brag or nothing, his history just made it predictable.

And you're absolutely right. It's hard to believe anyone would be surprised by this happening.

Crede24Thome25
06-29-2010, 12:42 AM
And you're absolutely right. It's hard to believe anyone would be surprised by this happening.
In all seriousness are you agreeing with me or being sarcastic?

Coops4Aces
06-29-2010, 12:47 AM
In all seriousness are you agreeing with me or being sarcastic?

100% agree. Too bad for him, but he is as injury prone as they come.

october23sp
06-29-2010, 12:51 AM
What inning was it in? I'm assuming I'll have to go to MLB.tv to see what sounds like a gruesome injury.

october23sp
06-29-2010, 01:01 AM
Just watched it, and I feel really bad for him, as the Twins announcers were really predicting it.

FloridaTigers
06-29-2010, 02:44 AM
The human body just has limits. Zumaya pitches the hardest of anyone in MLB history, and it had a cost.

doublem23
06-29-2010, 09:14 AM
That just doesn't look good.

http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=9468883&c_id=mlb

I wouldn't be surprised if that's a career.

pythons007
06-29-2010, 09:29 AM
That just doesn't look good.

http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=9468883&c_id=mlb

I wouldn't be surprised if that's a career.


It almosts looks from that video that they are holding the elbow together. He has a lot of whip action on the follow through and for as hard as he throws that got to be a lot of torque on those ligaments.

october23sp
06-29-2010, 10:35 AM
That just doesn't look good.

http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=9468883&c_id=mlb

I wouldn't be surprised if that's a career.

That's his career.:(: You gotta feel for the guy. You can see the arm just come apart on the delivery.

MtGrnwdSoxFan
06-29-2010, 11:22 AM
That's a HUGE blow for the Tigers. One of the few somewhat reliable pieces in their pen, and now his career is likely over.

FloridaTigers
06-29-2010, 11:26 AM
That's a HUGE blow for the Tigers. One of the few somewhat reliable pieces in their pen, and now his career is likely over.

It sucks, but the Tigers have had an excellent bullpen all year. I really hate seeing Zumaya go, and long term it sucks, but the Tigers will be fine.

MtGrnwdSoxFan
06-29-2010, 11:28 AM
It sucks, but the Tigers have had an excellent bullpen all year. I really hate seeing Zumaya go, and long term it sucks, but the Tigers will be fine.

Have they? I thought I remember hearing that it's been struggling.

You could be right...I'm too lazy to look it up right now.

hawkjt
06-29-2010, 12:24 PM
Saw a graphic on MLB Network last nite with the top 4 bullpens in baseball, Tigers were 4th, Twins 2nd.

Tigers will be fine,but this is still not good for the player or the franchise. He had to be one of the better guys out of that pen.

Huisj
06-29-2010, 01:24 PM
I wonder if this was ligaments ripping, or something even bigger like a broken arm. Then again, usually when people snap their arm from throwing, it's the upper part between the elbow and the shoulder, not a part right by the elbow.

The way he reacted and was holding himself reminded me of when a good friend of mine snapped his humerous in two in the last match of a dodgeball tournament we played in last spring. That was a gruesome injury.

twsoxfan5
06-29-2010, 01:27 PM
The way he reacted and was holding himself reminded me of when a good friend of mine snapped his humerous in two in the last match of a dodgeball tournament we played in last spring. That was a gruesome injury.

I feel bad for the guy who has to tell everyone he destroyed his arm playing dodgeball.

pythons007
06-29-2010, 02:04 PM
I feel bad for the guy who has to tell everyone he destroyed his arm playing dodgeball.

Dodgeball is a degrading sport

KMcMahon817
06-29-2010, 02:16 PM
I'm not watching the game but apparently Zumaya just left the game with what many are calling a serious injury and rotoworld is speculating that he may have blown out his arm as his thumb was twitching and he fell to the ground in pain.

http://twitter.com/TwinsNow/status/17301002930

http://www.rotoworld.com/content/playerpages/player_main.aspx?sport=MLB&hl=295162&id=1408

Was watching it live. Very scary. It's not every day you see a man the size of Zumaya crying on a ball field.

Zisk77
06-29-2010, 02:30 PM
The human body just has limits. Zumaya pitches the hardest of anyone in MLB history, and it had a cost.


And people still complain that Bobby has sacrificed some speed for movement and longevity.

KMcMahon817
06-29-2010, 03:19 PM
Broken elbow. Done for the year. Tigers recall Casey Fien.

soltrain21
06-29-2010, 03:47 PM
Broken elbow. Done for the year. Tigers recall Casey Fien.

My brother broke his elbow pitching when he was in high school. He has three pins there right now and can throw a baseball for about three throws before it hurts.

LoveYourSuit
06-29-2010, 04:09 PM
And people still complain that Bobby has sacrificed some speed for movement and longevity.


Right, because dropping from 98 mph down to 95 mph is what will avoid arm injuries :rolleyes:

Arm injuries can happen to anyone, regardless of how hard you throw.

Zisk77
06-29-2010, 05:53 PM
Right, because dropping from 98 mph down to 95 mph is what will avoid arm injuries :rolleyes:

Arm injuries can happen to anyone, regardless of how hard you throw.

Bobby was throwing over 100mph. You are right simply throwing slower won't save an arm, more goes with that such as the following.

Yes arm injuries can happen to anyone. They happen more often to people with bad mechanics and people who are out of shape. Its good Bobby lost some weight...it be better if he lost more. People who push the envelope on how hard they throw often sacrifice proper mechanics putting undue pressure on elbow and shoulder.

Shortly after 05 many began questioning Bobby's health when he stared o6 thowing in the low 90's. In article that I read that was linked to this site, Bobby stated that he was 100% healthy. He could still throw 100 + mph fastballs but the organization felt that he would burn out in 3 or less years throwing "max effort" fastballs. Therefore, he was learning to cut and sink his fastball and would add other pitches (which became his slider and change) to increase his longevity. He still maintained that he could hit 100mph when he needed it. Which he proved during game 163 in 08.

Of course people still complain about Bobby not lighting up the gun and wonder about his effectivness.

And no I no longer have the link to the article nor do I have any desire to look for it.

FloridaTigers
06-29-2010, 10:20 PM
Zumaya's mechanics are terrible however. He needs to stop gripping the ball so damn hard

thomas35forever
06-29-2010, 10:51 PM
Zumaya's mechanics are terrible however. He needs to stop gripping the ball so damn hard
Remember, this is the same pitcher who struggled in the '06 playoffs for playing Guitar Hero too much.

theamb
06-30-2010, 12:17 AM
Remember, this is the same pitcher who struggled in the '06 playoffs for playing Guitar Hero too much.

From what I remember, that entire team struggled in the '06 World Series due to the stage and long layoff.

Unless they were all playing Guitar Hero..

I don't recall Zumaya in particular struggling when they faced the Yankees in the playoffs. He was mowing them down left and right.

Bucky F. Dent
06-30-2010, 03:44 PM
Just saw video of that injury - had a Jimmy Kern flashback.