Under the Knife is constantly evolving, but yet it remains the same. If we could go back to that late April day 13 years ago when I sent out an email detailing five key injuries, maybe we could change what this is now, but it remains structurally much the same.
The spirit of UTK has shifted to football, basketball and soccer. Injuries are being considered everywhere, whether it's an "epidemic" of ACL injuries, hamstring strains or Tommy John surgeries. It's nice to see everyone else panicking and trying to catch up. Welcome to my world, folks. It's nice of you to join me after all these years.
UTK has always been about telling the story of baseball through the lens of sports medicine. It tells the story of the athletic trainers and doctors who work amazing hours trying to keep players healthy. It's about those players trying to overcome challenges or avoid them altogether. It's advances in technology, surgery and equipment.
UTK has gone from an email to a website to video and who knows what else. Team Stream would have looked like magic to me in 2002, but now, it's simply the best way to consume information. I used to wonder about how to get people to read about injuries. Now I wonder how to get them to read about injuries on their iPhone.