Thursday, January 07, 2010

Your Update On The Biggest Loser

According to Tim Keown in the Jan 11 issue of ESPN the Rag (no link; insider only), San Francisco Giant (in more ways than one) Pablo Sandoval dropped 15 pounds over a 22-day fitness camp late last year:

The 23-year-old third baseman, who hit .330 with 25 homers and 90 RBIs in his first full season, is a willing participant in this camp. The fear, of course, is that Sandoval -- listed at 5'11'' and 246 pounds but apparently heavier, judging by the staff's silence when asked -- will eat his way out of the game before he realizes his potential. The hope is that visions of greatness and a monster contract will guide him down the right path. Gone are juices, sugary energy drinks and 64-ounce sodas. Gone are fast-food burgers and fatty foods eaten late at night. In their place are green tea, tall glasses of water, grilled chicken and fish, fresh fruit and vegetables. And exercise -- plenty of exercise.

"This has been tough for me," says Sandoval, who ultimately lost 15 pounds at camp. "But I know it will pay off. I want to be one of those guys like Albert Pujols -- someone who wins an MVP in the big leagues."

Hey, there's a lot of time between now and spring training. Maybe I'll send Sandoval a gift card to the Olive Garden, or perhaps to another appropriate San Francisco establishment.

(I'm sorry, I know that we've run this animated gif before. But it's frickin' awesome.)

6 comments:

Josh S. said...

All he did was stop hiding a ham under his shirt before weigh-in.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

It's funny because he's fat.

rbnlaw said...

I'm sending him a box of White Castle sliders as a gift for all the hard work he's done to lose the weight.

rbnlaw said...

Edit: Sliders made with Krispy Kreme doughnuts. He's worked really hard.

Dusty Baker said...

Bein' bad news is what I'm all about/
I went to White Castle and I got thrown out

Hong Like a Chih Kuo said...

Return of the greatest gif ever.