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zagzealot
05-06-2008, 10:18 AM
A very interesting and sad read...

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/highschoolsports/2004379811_youngarms29.html


I watch 10 and 12 year old pitchers throwing ungodly fast pitches for their age. While impressive, the mechanics aren't necessarily condusive to protecting their arms. You can tell the kids that will have problems by the time their 15 or 16. But while they're in the moment today, it seems many coaches don't care - as long as their getting the outs.

Many leagues, Pony, Little League, limit pitches or innings and outlaw types of pitches to protect arms. But as this story shows, if you've got the goods you might be exploited.