pitcher injuries, my thoughts
a dozen or more pitchers have had to have major surgeries that require a year or more healing. why does this seem to be happening so much. my opinion:
1) curveballs - start throwing them too young. at 11 years old, many pitchers are throwing curveballs.
2) lack of pitching - much like lack of contact in football causes more concussions and poor tackling form, the less often you pitch, could cause issues when getting back to throwing 100 mph for 100 or more pitches.
it really seems like the older guys from the 50's 60's and 70's and older could throw as much as they wanted to.