Real Fan Life: Adam Ottavino


You never know who is going to stop by The Players’ Tribune offices.

Just the other day, Colorado Rockies reliever and Brooklyn native Adam Ottavino popped by to hang with our team. He recently made a KILLER video documenting his rehab process as he recovered from Tommy John surgery, and anybody who follows him on Instagram knows he’s a super creative guy.

We chopped it up about growing up in New York, heckling, making it to The Show and what he’s thinking about for his life after baseball.

Just another day at The Tribune 

16 Weeks (Video)

It takes 16 weeks until you can safely throw a baseball after Tommy John surgery. The following short film documents some of what I did during my 16 weeks. I recorded everything with my GoPro camera because it was small and discreet and I didn't want to get in everybody's way. When I watch it, it reminds me of the progress I have made since the surgery, as well as the work that still lies ahead in my recovery. I want to thank the Colorado Rockies for allowing me to rehab in Denver and, in particular, Scott Murayama for working with me every day and putting up with me.

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