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Who wants to see Matt Bowman’s pre and post-op hand? - A Hunt and Peck

It is awesome.

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Earlier in the season it was announced that reliever Matt Bowman suffered from Raynaud’s Syndrome, a condition that causes some areas of the body to feel numb. This condition particularly effects the hands and feet. Obviously, this is a concerning issue for a MLB pitcher.

After hitting the Disabled List in June following complications from the condition, Bowman returned to the big league club, then sent down shortly after. He made a few appearances for the AAA club before undergoing season-ending surgery on his affected hands.

The cool thing is he tweeted out before and after photos of his hands. They are pretty incredible, but even those with more sensitive stomachs should be able to look without ailment.

It is no secret that throwing a baseball overhand is an unnatural act and causes tremendous stress on the human body. This is yet another example of the physical toll. It is both amazing and terrible.

Fortunately, running like a dinosaur is pretty effortless:

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