Baseball hurts sometimes.

After particularly rough games, or even when Red Sox players never see a single pitch, they emerge from side rooms in the clubhouse with wraps of ice on whatever portion of their body might be ailing them.

Others walk around with red shoulders, thighs or calves, evidence of some kneading done behind closed doors.

Ice and massage is one way in which players recover from the rigors of the 162-game slate. When there are quick turnarounds, especially from a night game to a day game, it is important to get the muscles back on track as quickly as possible.

New England Sports Network, national, Aug. 18, 2010

 

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