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Mike ODonnell
05-02-2007, 03:52 PM
anyone looking for a job??

The New York Yankees, hobbled in the early season by a string of injuries to the pitching staff, have dismissed their conditioning coach, according to media reports Wednesday in New York.
http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2858274

"Miller, 34, was unpopular with some players, and several had opted out of his program, which de-emphasized running as a way to build leg strength and abandoned certain stretching exercises used by his predecessor."

Wow....what the hell was this guy thinking? More leg extensions and less stretching...yeah that works....$10 he had them buy too many swiss balls....He must of been a Red Sox fan.....

Rene Renteria
05-02-2007, 10:45 PM
Vern Gambetta has been posting a bit about the Yankees situation over on his blog. Here's one such post:

http://functionalpathtraining.blogspot.com/2007/04/comments-thoughts.html

His blog is pretty interesting, and he adds content often. Worth checking out. He quotes a NYTimes article about the situation that has some information. Here it is:

http://functionalpathtraining.blogspot.com/2007/04/baseball-injuries.html

Interesting guy with tons of experience.

Allen Yeh
05-03-2007, 03:15 AM
I guess it goes to show how some "pro's" just like other people are just set in a routine and when things go wrong.

"It has to be the new S&C coach! I was fine before this!"

The NY times article that Rene posted has a bit more information.

Apparently Pettite hurt his back squatting after the coaches told him to not use a belt. Interesting read nonetheless, I'd be curious as to what Miller was doing in regard to exercise selection and arrangement.