Friday, July 10, 2009

Mientkiewicz Rehab Includes Pigskin

Stan Conte and Doug Mientkiewicz throw the football at Dodger Stadium before the Dodgers' July 1 game.

From Eric Collins (presumably) at Psychollingy:

I just saw Dodger Head Trainer Stan Conte throwing a football around with injured first baseman Doug Mientkiewicz. What's that all about?

I was wondering the same thing when I saw Conte and Mientkiewicz bust out the pigskin before a game earlier this month. We can only assume throwing one-kneed passes has therapeutic properties.

photo by Orel/SoSG


rbnlaw said...

I'm guessing, yes, therapeutic. Throwing a football takes some strength in the forearm and grip that could be lost with a dislocation and muscle atrophy.

That and it's a lot of fun to pretend you're throwing TD passes to Jerry Rice.

DanGarion said...

Haven't you guys ever seen this before? It's a training tactic used in baseball for at least 20 years.