Achilles' tendon problems aren't limited to Greek mythology. They affect thousands of athletes every year, even those at the highest level. These injuries must be treated quickly and appropriately or they can severely hinder performance.
There is a widespread chorus shouting about baseball becoming increasingly boring. The reality is that although the contests have acquired more of an entertainment atmosphere, the thrust of excitement has waned because of two primary factors.
This year's World Series, featuring the Phillies and some other team, will be the first-ever to be yanked before completion, but in the words of one baseball executive, "We're fairly sure no one will notice."