It is really amazing when we think about what a pitchers arm goes through in the course of a game/career. The fact that more of this doesnt happen is surprising. Thats why a guy like Jaime Moyer or Randy Johnson are incredible specimens for pitching so long.
This wasnt quite as bad as the Dave Dravecky situation but you feel bad for Zumaya none the less!!
The good ones say they can hear the seams whistling as it heads towards home plate
I believe it. I played softball with a kid who played college baseball and went to cut him off on a ball hit to center and he threw a laser past my head on one hop to the catcher. The ball looked like an oval as it went whistling by me.
Wow. How the heck do you break that bone?!? That sounds more like a football injury. This kid threw 100+MPH on a regular basis and has always been a max. effort type of pitcher. Makes me wonder how Nolan Ryan survived throwing so hard for so long. I hope he recovers