Imagine me getting up at 6am so I could go spend 12 hours sitting in a room watching Power Point presentations ... with no Starbucks.
Many of you just screamed and believe me, so did I. Still, the first day (of three) here at the ASMI Baseball Injuries Conference was just short of amazing. I say just short because about half the presenters committed the cardinal sin of reading their slides. Ugh! I think I learned more in one day than I have over the last six months and I was worried today would be the "too technical" day for what I do. Wrong.
Long talks with Glenn Fleisig, Jim Andrews, Craig Morgan, Stan Conte, Jamie Reed, Ken Crenshaw, and several other minor league trainers surprised me since they all knew my work. Tomorrow, Tom House gets in and some of my data is in his presentation, so I'm very curious to see how that goes over.
Good buzz on STP. The research data in the book is going to be amazing. I've also realized that one of the core missions of UTK has lagged behind the others - I haven't done a good enough job of educating everyone. That's something I'll work much, much harder on this upcoming year. STP will catch me up, but I want to get way ahead of the curve. Being here this weekend is simply amazing and since not all teams sent their medical staff, I'm tempted to adjust the THR formulas to take that into account.