Stats Don’t Lie: At least not when they are graphed out for your viewing pleasure.
That is freaking awesome. I envy @indaburg being able to see this dude get it done. I mean, wow.
A Good Night’s Rest: I have problems sleeping. I’ve had insomnia since I was a teenager, and it can be pretty bad. There are times when I only get about maybe two hours of sleep a night. There are plenty of times when I have been up for over 24 hours, and it’s not from a lack of trying to fall asleep. I just can’t. This is why I write my column at night, by the way.
Someone close to me has sleep apnea, and they are unable to get a good night’s rest, either. They sleep with a breathing apparatus. My grandpa Farrell was like that, too. Another person who had massive sleep issues was Mike Napoli, who underwent a seven hour surgery that basically reshaped his face and moved things around just so he could sleep at night.
Sleep deprivation affects people in many different ways. Fatigue can impair judgement, reaction time, all things that are potentially disastrous for a professional athlete whose job relies on being “quick on the ball”. Plate discipline is diminished, and strength is, too.
Which is why it’s very important for the Rangers that Prince Fielder get a good night’s sleep. They sent the powerhouse hitter back to the Dallas metroplex in order to undergo a sleep study, in hopes of finding out why he can’t fall asleep.
Here’s hoping that a few small things will help Prince, and that it’s not chronic like what my friends and I have.
On that note… I might as well try to go to bed. Haha, who am I kidding, I’ll be up for at least another hour.