Friday, April 2, 2010

The Life of a Minor Leaguer: What We Eat

So we're making our way towards the last couple days of Spring Training and I thought it was important (more like just interesting) to examine what kind of eating habits we as baseball players have formed. Coming off an offseason where I got married and thus ate better that I have in the previous 4 (single) years, I wasn't sure what to expect. I thought that the 10 pounds I gained from Ashley's chicken souvlaki, brick fried chicken, and other great chicken dishes would simply melt away in the heat of Florida...that was not to be.

The Mets take great pride in their emphasis on nutrition. They provide us all of the right foods we need to stay healthy. They cannot, however, regulate the combination of foods we choose to eat. As you see in the photo here, the Mets have roast beef, potatoes, some sort of rice and beans, and vegetables...good food right? Apparently, not unless you smother it in Ketchup (not catsup, ugh).

Breakfast, lunch, late lunch, early dinner, dinner. Sometimes I feel like all I do is eat and play ball. Tough life. We get our dinner catered at the hotel 6 days a week. Creative Catering is responsible for our meals and they typically do an outstanding job. see Alonzo Harris for confirmation.

Anyway, as much as I try to eat right and stay fit, I have my flaws. I hold Coca-Cola personally responsible...with the help of Hot Tamales. Some guys drink protein shakes, I drink soda. Who are we kidding, I'm a pitcher.

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