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Feb 21, 2012, 11:33 AM EDT

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Braves second baseman Dan Uggla has freakishly big arms. Just, giant iron-pumped guns, made to look all the bigger because he wears comically small jerseys with short short sleeves.

I kinda love it.

But it’s going to get even crazier this year. Because as Dave O’Brien of the AJC tweeted a few minutes ago, Uggla has made them even bigger:


He added “arms are massive.”

Can’t wait for the pics.  I’m sure that extra bulk will help him move around the keystone in an even nimbler fashion than he already does.

  1. Glenn - Feb 21, 2012 at 11:37 AM

    It is very hard for an already muscular adult to add 20 lbs of muscle in a few months – just saying.

    • phillyphreak - Feb 21, 2012 at 11:46 AM

      OMG ROIDS!

      • Old Gator - Feb 21, 2012 at 2:40 PM

        Sign that boy up for the tug-of-war scene in the next remake of Mighty Joe Young!

  2. dondada10 - Feb 21, 2012 at 11:37 AM

    So Bluto is going to be playing second for the Braves.

    • dondada10 - Feb 21, 2012 at 11:42 AM

      I’ve never wanted an edit feature more than I do now:

  3. nekotman - Feb 21, 2012 at 11:39 AM

    The guy is a beast. Carries steers around on his shoulders.

  4. sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Feb 21, 2012 at 11:42 AM

    At least base-runners may think twice about going hard into second.

  5. kandh2004 - Feb 21, 2012 at 11:47 AM

    To bad he didn’t lose some muscle so he could play somewhat good defense

  6. skeleteeth - Feb 21, 2012 at 11:50 AM

    Uggla is still an unfortunate last name no matter how big your arms get.

    • Old Gator - Feb 22, 2012 at 12:05 AM

      Would’ve been a great name for a chimp in a Tarzan remake.

  7. diehardcubbiefan4life - Feb 21, 2012 at 11:58 AM

    Best. Title. Ever.

  8. illcomm - Feb 21, 2012 at 12:04 PM

    uggla looks like a Chester on roofs. just saying

  9. El Bravo - Feb 21, 2012 at 12:05 PM

    Uggs, I hope you can still physically swing a bat without knocking yourself out with your own bicep(t).

  10. mjaugelli - Feb 21, 2012 at 12:30 PM

    Interesting Craig, for any team other than your beloved Braves this would be a BSOML posting…

    • Old Gator - Feb 22, 2012 at 12:06 AM

      Can we have a newn “__________ is in the most grotesque shape of his life” category?

  11. WhenMattStairsIsKing - Feb 21, 2012 at 12:33 PM

    Try not to eat baserunners for the protein, Danny Boy.

  12. buffalomafia - Feb 21, 2012 at 1:13 PM

    Hopefully the Braves don’t choke again!

  13. agelardi - Feb 21, 2012 at 1:24 PM

    Doesn’t this risk hurting his swing?

  14. Tim OShenko - Feb 21, 2012 at 1:41 PM

    Does this count as BSOHL? I mean, that’s 20 lbs. of muscle, after all, right?

  15. papacrick - Feb 21, 2012 at 1:47 PM

    Does anyone know if they test players during the offseason? If not, you can run a 3 month cycle and gain a bunch of mass and keep most of the mass once everything is out of your system and the cycle is finished. They have to be testing these guys in the offseason right? I have no clue but there are plenty of guys still using if that’s the case.

    • Walk - Feb 21, 2012 at 2:09 PM

      I believe they do get tested in the offseason. In the posts about jose bautista earlier he mentioned how much he was getting tested and i believe he said offseason was included. I could be wrong but i believe that is where i read that.

  16. cur68 - Feb 21, 2012 at 1:59 PM

    Bad idea, I think. What’s he gonna do with all that beef? Clearly he’s one of those lucky souls who accretes muscle easily, but this doesn’t mean a thing in a sport where reaction time counts for more. If anything, he needed to work on his reaction time and batting eye, not his bicep(t)s. Hopefully, this wont affect his hitting too much, might even help in the short term, but all the joint stress will come back to haunt him at some point. Still, gonna be interesting to see if he rakes or not.

  17. mackie66 - Feb 21, 2012 at 2:02 PM

    Roids is cheating, but lifting weights aint

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