Five days after I wrote this post pointing out the epidemic of oblique injuries this year in baseball, Bill Plaschke wrote the exact same thing in the Los Angeles Times, only he padded it out to the length of a full article with his usual dross and attempts to make ”jokes.”
Plaschke’s answer to my open question of why there are so many oblique injuries this year? He claims that now that players have all come off steroids, they are pumping extra iron and increasing muscle mass too quickly, putting extra strain on their obliques.
As usual, Plaschke doesn’t have a clue what he is talking about. If I recall correctly, increasing muscle mass too quickly is a problem you have when you go on steroids, not when you come off of them.