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    Bryce Harper out until All Star Break

    Never too early to look at teams the Reds might be fighting for a wild card berth with. Big blow to the Nats.

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    Re: Bryce Harper out until All Star Break

    Head first slides are stupid

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    Re: Bryce Harper out until All Star Break

    He is terrified of the first half pitchers.

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    Re: Bryce Harper out until All Star Break

    Was he hustling enough for Williams when he hurt it?

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    Re: Bryce Harper out until All Star Break

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    Head first slides are stupid
    But it shows hustle!
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    Re: Bryce Harper out until All Star Break

    From Will Carroll earlier today:

    In best available study, HEAD FIRST slides had 3.53/1000 injury rate. FEET FIRST slides had 7.31/1000, over double!

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    Re: Bryce Harper out until All Star Break

    I'd be interested in seeing the amount of missed time from that study.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    I'd be interested in seeing the amount of missed time from that study.
    Or hand injuries that led to batting dips vs the injuries that feet first led to

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    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    Or hand injuries that led to batting dips vs the injuries that feet first led to
    Yeah. I tend to think that hand, elbow, shoulder injuries from head first slides are worse than the foot, ankle, leg injuries are.... but that is just me thinking out loud with it.

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    Re: Bryce Harper out until All Star Break

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    Head first slides are stupid
    Clown slide, bro.
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    Re: Bryce Harper out until All Star Break

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    Always have big respect for anyone that brings factual analysis to a debate like this. I never would've guessed the injury rates would be as such.
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    Re: Bryce Harper out until All Star Break

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    Head first slides are stupid
    Yeah. Don't know why players do it either. Especially going to 1B. Running through is faster. But unfortunately, a majority of players actually believe it is faster. I've always believed (read) that it actually breaks your momentum and slows you down.

    Numerous studies have shown it may be faster, though the difference is not significant, nor conclusive. What is conclusive is that its far more dangerous...

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    Re: Bryce Harper out until All Star Break

    Sliding into first base, in any fashion, for any reason other than to avoid the tag on a throw up the line, is dumb.

    Head first slides into other bases make it easier to slide away from the tag and get the base with the hand. Going feet first away from the bag, and reaching with the hand is tougher. Also the feet/legs/torso have to pass the base before the hand can reach it.

    Injuries happen in baseball even when playing "smart".
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    Re: Bryce Harper out until All Star Break

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    I'd be interested in seeing the amount of missed time from that study.
    statistically it may cause more injuries?...but always felt the head first slide got me to the base quicker keeping my forward momentum while diving forward...ill take that over the slight chance of inury anyday.

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    Re: Bryce Harper out until All Star Break

    Quote Originally Posted by TSJ55 View Post
    Sliding into first base, in any fashion, for any reason other than to avoid the tag on a throw up the line, is dumb.

    Head first slides into other bases make it easier to slide away from the tag and get the base with the hand. Going feet first away from the bag, and reaching with the hand is tougher. Also the feet/legs/torso have to pass the base before the hand can reach it.

    Injuries happen in baseball even when playing "smart".
    Especially when you consider that the player has to touch first base. If they just had to essentially be over the base, I bet the head first dive could be faster. But because you have to essentially flip your body over, that rotation takes additional split seconds.
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