As if I needed an additional reasons to be excited about baseball: Daisuke Matsuzaka! Whoo-hoo!
I can't even pick out one single highlight from the article. But 250 pitches in one game in high school? No ice? Eight pitches?
Now, in the past, I've been a strong proponent of limiting pitch counts for youg pitchers.
But this whole Matsuzaka thing is nuts. He's an insane workhorse. According to the Sports Illustrated article, maybe I'm wrong. Way, way wrong.
Or, maybe, he's just a physical freak. But Nolan Ryan didn't pitch many innings before he was 25. Maybe everything we know about training young pitchers is wrong.
I just hope that Matsuzaka doesn't blow his arm out.