Ben and Sam discuss the velocity losses of some of baseball's best starters, then talk about whether players should have prophylactic appendectomies.

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You cite the figure of nine percent of men having their appendix removed. What is the actual rate for professional baseball players? Due to their age and health, it might differ from the rate for the general public and affect the results of a cost-benefit analysis.
Russell Carleton just followed up on this discussion in an Unfiltered post here.