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    Joel Zumaya; Guitar Hero claims its first victim

    Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski told WXYT-AM on Wednesday the team had concluded Joel Zumaya's wrist/forearm troubles at the end of the season came from playing the Playstation 2 game "Guitar Hero," not anything pitching related.


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    Re: Joel Zumaya; Guitar Hero claims its first victim

    Wasn't Zambrano sidelined at one point because of too much online typing?

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    Re: Joel Zumaya; Guitar Hero claims its first victim

    Is this "Guitar Hero Ulnar Tunnel Syndrome"?

    Remember the olden days, when players only had to worry about "Nintendo Elbow"?
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    Re: Joel Zumaya; Guitar Hero claims its first victim

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Footstool View Post
    Is this "Guitar Hero Ulnar Tunnel Syndrome"?

    Remember the olden days, when players only had to worry about "Nintendo Elbow"?
    Let's not exaggerate, there was also Duck Hunt Trigger Finger Syndrome.

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    Re: Joel Zumaya; Guitar Hero claims its first victim

    I once bruised one of my fingers from playing NBA jams on Playstation.

    I just couldn't set the controller down. I was "on fire".
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    Re: Joel Zumaya; Guitar Hero claims its first victim

    What about Legend of Zelda Degenerative Bench-Ass? I suffered from that ailment for several weeks in 1989.

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    Re: Joel Zumaya; Guitar Hero claims its first victim

    Is "Guitar Hero" what they're using as a euphemism for other wrist-related activities these days? That's a new one to me.

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    Re: Joel Zumaya; Guitar Hero claims its first victim

    Quote Originally Posted by dsmith421 View Post
    What about Legend of Zelda Degenerative Bench-Ass? I suffered from that ailment for several weeks in 1989.
    Ouch.
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    Re: Joel Zumaya; Guitar Hero claims its first victim

    I think the larger point being missed here is that Joel Zumaya rocks. Dude's a heavy metal closer.
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    Re: Joel Zumaya; Guitar Hero claims its first victim

    Quote Originally Posted by M2 View Post
    I think the larger point being missed here is that Joel Zumaya rocks. Dude's a heavy metal closer.
    You don't "rock" if you hurt yourself playing a mildly-guitar-related video game.

    Granted, it's way more butch than pulling a hamstring playing "Dance Dance Revolution", but still, getting hurt while *pretending* to rock out is lame.
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    Re: Joel Zumaya; Guitar Hero claims its first victim

    I've heard that Nintendo Wii games require some vigorous and unorthodox arm motions. Shouldn't be long before that system starts claiming MLB victims, too.
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    Re: Joel Zumaya; Guitar Hero claims its first victim

    Quote Originally Posted by Unassisted View Post
    I've heard that Nintendo Wii games require some vigorous and unorthodox arm motions. Shouldn't be long before that system starts claiming MLB victims, too.
    Reconstructive surgery from guys playing Madden on the Wii, I think you're on to something.

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    Re: Joel Zumaya; Guitar Hero claims its first victim

    If I was a major league baseball player, I'd want my contract to read:

    "No Wii-ing on company time."
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    Re: Joel Zumaya; Guitar Hero claims its first victim

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Footstool View Post
    You don't "rock" if you hurt yourself playing a mildly-guitar-related video game.

    Granted, it's way more butch than pulling a hamstring playing "Dance Dance Revolution", but still, getting hurt while *pretending* to rock out is lame.
    I'm talking about rocking in spirit here. I can tell you this, I want a closer who takes the mound with a good riff running through his head. The batter's worried about where the ball's going, meanwhile the closer is thinking about the next fill in "Unchained."
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    Re: Joel Zumaya; Guitar Hero claims its first victim

    I've been dealing with a mild case of segaitis ever since 7th grade... it's a tough thing to deal with.
    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.


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