Russell Martin Provides More Proof That The "Best Shape" Cliche Has Been Irreversibly Cheapened

From a CBC article on the Yankees' new catcher:

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However, [Martin] is quick to sing the praises of the sport's training methods, declaring himself in the best shape of his professional baseball career.

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And from an Erik Boland tweet earlier Tuesday:

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Martin said still not 100 percent but expects to be by season's start.

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Russell Martin says he's in the best shape of his life, but isn't yet 100%. Stephen Strasburg says he's in the best shape of his life, but he can't throw a baseball. Best.

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Nobody who is recovering from major surgery is in the best shape of his life, unless he's spent his entire life getting hurt and having surgery. How in the hell did we get here?

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