Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Hold The Mayo: Kung Fu Panda Going Jenny Craig?

That's right, Pablo Sandoval has allegedly reported to Spring Training early, in an effort to shed some of those unsightly extra pounds:

Sandoval, you see, already started spring training 2010 at the Giants' complex in Scottsdale, Ariz. on Nov. 1. He was roughly 3 1/2 months early. Why?

Sandoval put up those gaudy numbers despite carrying way too much weight for a person listed at 5-foot-11 and (generously) 245 pounds. So, Panda wants to slim down into a leaner, not-so-mean hitting machine.

In a tremendous post by Giants' blogger Joan Ryan (also the author of "Little Girls in Pretty Boxes"), she goes into fine detail about Sandoval's recent lifestyle changes, a diet and exercise regimen that Giants trainer Dave Groeschner calls unprecedented for the club.

It's called: "Operation Panda." Of course it is.

"There are no guys who show up in November to get ready for the season,'' Groeschner said. "But this is something Pablo wanted to do."

KFP going for a little less KFC? Unthink, indeed. But lest we Sons lose one of our favorite whipping boys of our arch-rivals, let us consult chowhound and yelp for some of their recommendations for the Scottsdale area:

Have at it, Pablo!


Matt said...

Didn't Andre Ethier blog about something like this? Maybe he can help derail the Panda!

rbnlaw said...

I mentioned this earlier about SB Nation voting the Kung Pao Panda ahead of Kemp in the MVP voting. If KPP loses weight, he will no longer be the most talented fat man in baseball. A title once held by Tony Gwynn.

Rob said...

Kidding aside, The Roaring Fork is one of the best restaurants I've been to in the Phoenix area. Highly recommended if you're in town for spring training.

Eric Karros said...

Does that mean Pablo's body shape will soon be "Sans-oval"?

No, I'm not apologizing.

NicJ said...

I hope he is taking the Russ Martin diet plan. It will take 15 inches of his batting average.