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J.D. Martinez won’t hire you if you don’t make him vomit

Mar 20, 2012, 3:00 PM EDT

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That is, if you’re trying to be his personal trainer. Martinez, an outfielder for the Astros, was looking to hire one. And this was the audition:

“I told him, ‘If you don’t make me puke in the first week, I’m not going to come back’ ” Martinez said.

Nick Casazza needed about 10 minutes to accomplish that … Martinez, 24, remembers that first week for “puking everywhere” and for this: “I knew then he was going to be the trainer I was going to be with.”


  1. Baseball Beer Burritos In That Order - Mar 20, 2012 at 3:06 PM

    If he’s looking for a batting coach that will make him puke, I’m guessing Bobby Valentine will be available at the end of the season. Or sooner.

  2. stex52 - Mar 20, 2012 at 3:21 PM

    Some quotes just cry out for a wicked post, but I have to say he’s got me at a loss. I had a brief flashback to Stephen Fry puking in “The Crying Game”, but we will move on from there.

    I will say, though, that he is having a great Spring Training. He must have known what he needed.

  3. rob0527 - Mar 20, 2012 at 4:21 PM

    Guess he wanted to be in the best shape of his life. Finally a player who is willing to work hard and take criticism in order to get better.

  4. WhenMattStairsIsKing - Mar 20, 2012 at 4:27 PM

    So he wants a really, really ugly trainer?

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