The Colts are avoiding putting any pressure on the franchise player, and do not even have a timetable for a full return even to the practice field, though I am told a projected debut at practice is anticipated “sooner rather than later.” Most important, sources said there have been no setbacks in the passer’s incremental return from surgery. Obviously, all parties are taking every precaution with his return, which to this point has not included Luck really airing out the football or testing the shoulder, and thus leaves him still several weeks away from being even considered for the game-day roster.
Other pitchers on the cusp of a no-hitter have been crushed in similar ways—Armando Galarraga, Pedro Martínez, and Harvey Haddix are here for you, Rich—but Hill’s defeat is particularly tough to swallow. Hill, a guy whose entire career has been a series of false starts and has just now found his footing in his late 30s, pitched the game of his life last night. He’s 37 years old and still has trouble fitting in starts between blister outbreaks on his pitching hand. I’d bet my right and left leg that Hill will never again be as good as he was last night. Look at his face as Josh Harrison’s homer slips over the left-field wall—he understands exactly what just happened.
If your full-time job isn’t training for the olympics, though, you probably don’t have time to buy yams, bake them for a couple of hours, cool them overnight, and haul them to the gym wrapped in foil… every single day. So for those who can’t prioritize meal planning, protein powders are a great way to bolster their overall health – as long as the supplement is consumed in the right manner, of course. Consider the following words from the International Sports Science Association: “The biggest advantage of protein supplements is not that they can build more muscle; the biggest advantage is convenience.”