Ace Baldwin is a major upgrade

PhantomRam

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Double headers. The catcher, squatting 3-4 hours a day? Sometimes crazy travel schedules. The game the night before went 15 innings and ended at 1AM? So many reasons.
Yeah, I get it. But my comment was aimed at a player playing right field who, for the most part, shags a few fly balls a game. These are top conditioned young men. But then again, I come from a generation who had Ernie Banks saying "let's play two today" and Jim Palmer pitching complete games on 3-4 days rest.
 

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Wow, top conditioned 20yo college athletes playing 30mins/gm?

Whats next, top MLB pitchers only going 5 inning or <100 pitches on 5 days rest --- Aaron Judge needing a day off after playing the super tiring position, right field? Ohh wait......
Phantom I understand your point. I remember practicing football in 90 plus degree heat and VA humidity without water. I also remember people dropping dead because of it.

I think as kids we were taught to be tough. However, being tough, having grit( yeah I used the new buzz word everyone wants to use these days) meant injuries and shortened careers and even death.

Within our system guys like Ace probably shouldnt be playing more than 28 minutes as he is going full tilt all the time and he is supposed to mistakenly free. However, we have to remember, Ace has to deal with mental issues and extra stress due to his status of being a student.
 
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