Each study concluded that curves are less stressful than fastballs and, based on the data collected, contributed little, if at all, to throwing injuries in youth players.There's also this: Birds don't really fly, the world is actually flat and smoking a pack of cigarettes a day can add up to 10 years to your life.
But this is a scientific study, done by doctors and SCIENTISTS, it has to be true. Right? RIGHT?!?!
So – and we're just thinking out loud here – what these studies are saying is that when a kid's elbow blows up because he's been throwing curveballs since he was eight, it wasn't the curveball that led to the torn ligaments?
“I don’t think throwing curveballs at any age is the factor that is going to lead to an injury,” said Glenn Fleisig, the chairman of research at the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, Ala.We don't know Glenn or his background, but we do know that HE'S A FUCKING SCIENTIST! AND HE SAYS THROW FUCKING CURVEBALLS ALL DAY LONG YOU LITTLE RASCALS. START DOING IT WHEN YOU'RE SIX. FUCK THE HEAT. THROW THE BREAKING BALL. THROW THAT SHIT ALL. DAY. LONG.
So listen closely, kiddos: Coach telling you to throw the gas? Shake that dickhead off and THROW THE FUCKING CURVE.
Except don't. And don't do drugs. Those will fuck you up worse than curveballs.