Originally Posted by elfmanvt07
And you've just caused me to read about the Inverted W and scapular loading for twenty minutes.
The inverted W. Flaw in the mechanics. Just witnessed a sophomore on Matt's high school team break down because of the same thing. That flaw cannot be laid at the feet of Dusty Baker, and had more to do with Prior's problems, over a period of years than Dusty's usage. The way kids are used, early on, and the mechanics they employ have a huge affect on when and how they break down later. Nobody ever see's all those pitches and innings early on. They just blame the manager at the big league level when they break down. A narrow and poor way of thinking in my view. Prior was going to break down, regardless.