The Little League World Series.
For some, the words conjure up fond memories of their Little League days.
For others, it brings to the surface a foul recollection of a no-hitter ruined because some goofy kid couldn't put forth the effort to catch an easy fly ball to shallow left field.
But I digress.
Unfortunately for an increasingly large amount of children, the bad memories will remain permanent into adulthood, due to arm pain or physical scars from surgery. Theirs is a story known all too well by concerned parents and healthcare professionals.
The debate rages over what to do about too-soon injuries occurring on too-young arms.
Little League baseball has taken measures to reduce the causes, by instituting a mandatory pitch count.
In some leagues throughout the country, breaking balls have been banned due to the popular belief that more stress is put on the arm by throwing a curve than by tossing a fastball.
Although this may seem intuitive, the research out there doesn't support it.
Studies conducted b...
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