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No more junk food in the clubhouse

Aug 18, 2009, 11:26 AM EDT

It’s a couple of days old, but this article about the sea change in clubhouse food (out: hot dogs, burgers, pizza and candy; in: lean meats and vegetables and stuff) is pretty interesting reading. The two most interesting things about it:

(1) that in an age where athletes are going to great lengths to monitor their health and optimize their performance, junk food in the clubhouse still remains, in large part, a given; and

(2) that being “the son of Barry Zito’s chiropractor” can get you a job cooking for the Giants.  At this point one would think that any connection to Barry Zito would be a detriment, as opposed to an advantage, in trying to get the Giants to like you. I mean really, haven’t they already done him enough favors?

Unless . . . nah. Brian Sabean isn’t smart enough to pull off the old “your son gets a job in exchange for there being an ‘unfortunate complication’ during Zito’s next spinal adjustment” trick.

  1. Michael - Aug 18, 2009 at 6:33 PM

    Babe Ruth had to eat seven hot dogs and drink a quart of beer before a game. Never lifted a barbell in his life, spent the offseason partying.
    Nowadays, players eat healthy stuff (that the team provides!), and work out, and have nutritionists and personal trainers.
    Yep, all the improvements in hitting are due to steroids.

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