Originally written on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 3/14/13
Laynce Nix has the best season of his career in 2011 and parlayed that into a two-year deal with the Philadelphia Phillies. Unfortunately, the first year of that deal didn’t quite workout so well, as he played in almost half as many games as the previous season and dealt with a ton of injuries, specifically to his calves. Obviously, not only is he hoping to help the Phils win this season, but he needs to earn himself another contract. So he is making a switch to avoid suffering the same problems as last year: “To be short and direct,” Nix said Wednesday, “the shoes that I was wearing didn’t flex where my toes flex, and it caused tension in the Achilles’ (tendon) and calves. That built up for a couple of years in my Achilles and calves.” The shoes he is referring to are the Nike’s that he wore a year ago. He also claims they are probably the reason that Mark Teixeira and Albert Pujols had problems as well: “They had (calf issues) too, and had worn Nikes before,” Nix said. “Certain shoes that Nike makes just don’t do that (offer toe flex), and it’s really shocking. I’m not [...]
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