At this point it's abundantly clear that Chicago Cubs pitching coach, Phil Brickma, from the 1993 film 'Rookie of the Year' is a visionary for his timeless advice he gave 12-year old major league pitcher, Henry Rowengartner, about recovery. The Three R's. Readiness, Recuperation, and Conditioning. Within that mantra we were all taught a life hack: Hot Ice. The perfect balance of heat and ice to get pitchers back on the mound without soreness. Take it in slowly as sure not to miss a step.