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Inge 'crazy enough' to try new tactic: MMA

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08:10 AM ET 02.19 | So much for carefully controlled rehab programs for Brandon Inge, who underwent extensive right shoulder surgery in September. He began mixed martial arts training with Mike Barwis, a Michigan-based strength and conditioning coach. ... [Inge] trained with Barwis during the winter, as did fellow professional baseball players Mitch Maier, Ryan LaMarre and Alan Oaks. But they didn't join Inge in cross-training. ... [Said Inge:] "People were like, 'Nuh-uh.' Sparring, going at each other, takedowns. On the mat is the hardest part. You are battling for body position, trying to control his hands, because if you get in certain areas he'll put you in an armbar in two seconds. Nobody wants a part of fighting (Barwis). I'm crazy enough that I don't care."

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February 19, 2013  09:37 AM ET
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It's called "I know my baseball career is dead" and I need money and attention

He can have someone write a book for him like Piazza.

February 19, 2013  10:02 AM ET
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It's called "I know my baseball career is dead" and I need money and attention

Inge has stunk for years now. I don't know why he kept getting signed.

February 19, 2013  10:04 AM ET
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Inge has stunk for years now. I don't know why he kept getting signed.

Because he had a propensity for diving at every ball hit his way.

February 19, 2013  11:16 AM ET
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It's called "I know my baseball career is dead" and I need money and attention

Yeah I guess the 40 million he's made over his career just isn't enough to sustain him.

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February 19, 2013  12:26 PM ET

Workin' at the car wash.....car wash yeah!

 
February 19, 2013  12:30 PM ET

He was had the strike (out) move down for years.

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