Tommy John Surgery has a way of convincing you that you're not as invincible as you think, but it also has a way of convincing you to take even better care of your body. Evidently, that's been the case with Stephen Strasburg as well. In a TV interview on Wednesday, Strasburg proclaimed that he is in the best shape of his life.
"I'm definitely in the best shape of my life," Strasburg told Ted Robinson. " Once you start throwing, it's gonna be a long process just getting your strength back, but I feel great about it and I have a really good feeling that I'm gonna come back at 100 percent....The surgery's down to a science, and you've just got to do what the doctors tell you.
Athletes say stuff like this all the time, so it's not worth jumping for joy or getting too excited. However, it's good to know that at least Strasburg thinks he is doing the work necessary to come back strong in 2012.
Strasburg gave the interview at halftime of a CBS College Sports Network broadcast of a San Diego State basketball game. Strasburg is an alum of the school.