WOODY: CALL J.D.
Maybe Woody should call J.D. From Metro Boston News:
Sox right fielder J.D. Drew thinks he’s uncovered an unorthodox method to shoo away the back pain that seems to pop up every spring.
The therapy, believe it or not, involves a bowling lane and a Pro Bowlers Association regulation bowing ball called the “BuzzBOMB.”
The 32-year-old Drew took up bowling with his father-in-law at his Georgia home this winter, and it kept his lumbar loose and limber when baseball activity once again started.
“I was looking for something to keep me loose,” said Drew, who had one of the biggest hits of last year’s playoff run when he smacked a grand slam in Game 6 of the American League Championship Series. “I usually get a tighter lower back as the offseason goes through. You tend to get some soreness in some elements that don’t really bother you during the [baseball] year, but then in the offseason you start to scar down.
“Then, when you started in again in January you’re like, ‘Oh man,’” added Drew, of the back discomfort that has been a constant nearly every big league spring training.
“I thought to myself, ‘Maybe I’ll bowl to keep my back loose during the offseason,’ and I’ve got to say that it’s really worked. I haven’t had any problems with my back this spring.”