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Jay Bruce is in the Same Shape of His Life He’s Always Been In

Jan 23, 2013, 4:14 PM EDT

C. Trent Rosecrans spoke to Reds outfielder Jay Bruce about the kind of shape he’s in. This is new:


It makes me happy that the players are becoming hip to the memes. But it also means that, eventually, there will be no legitimate, serious claims by anyone claiming to be in the Best Shape of Their Lives.

  1. dcfan4life - Jan 23, 2013 at 4:16 PM

    Ya but Jay Bruce doesnt need to be in the best shape of his life to get a new contract, or extention, or even a job as many of the other players do. Big difference. And if anyone points out neither did CC Sabathia, well the man was huge. He needed to for other reasons haha.

    • kevinbnyc - Jan 24, 2013 at 1:15 PM

      You’re so right. And it’s not like his teammates, manager, GM, owner, fans or city are banking on him being in good shape to help the Reds be a contender. He has no reason to even try.

  2. Jeremy Fox - Jan 23, 2013 at 4:18 PM

    Technically, if he’s in the same shape he’s always been in, then that *is* The Best Shape of His Life (and the Worst Shape of His Life).

  3. flosox - Jan 23, 2013 at 4:23 PM

    Oh crap…here comes another acronym: SSOHLHAB. That might actually be worse than SYTYCD or HIMYM.

    On another note, why do they all sound like STD’s?

  4. baseballisboring - Jan 23, 2013 at 4:35 PM

    yay honesty

  5. tfbuckfutter - Jan 23, 2013 at 4:39 PM

    Can’t wait for the season to start so he can give give 95% every day, unless it’s a day game following a night game. Then you’ll probably get 90%.

    • tfbuckfutter - Jan 23, 2013 at 5:07 PM

      For the record, I am referring to his honesty.

      Not saying he’s a slacker.

  6. bestcoastinfluence - Jan 23, 2013 at 4:41 PM

    Good for him. He knows that the shape he has been in the past few years is good enough for him to be a pretty damn good baseball player. Better to improve your swing and fielding than to improve your “shape” when you are already in good shape.

  7. stlouis1baseball - Jan 23, 2013 at 4:58 PM

    I like Jay Bruce. His honesty is very refreshing. He’s always been like that.
    One of my best buddies is a huge Redlegs fan. Season tickets. Goes to every game.
    Also goes to a bunch of away games. He went to Arizona a few years ago with some other buddies of ours that were Reds fans. Bruce wouldn’t sign for him. My buddies were standing down the right field line during BP. About 5 Reds fans in the entire stadium (pretty much just them).
    Bruce just wouldn’t sign. So my buddy…(like he is prone to do…gets pissed). He starts heckling Bruce. “We came all the way from Indiana to see you guys play and I can’t get you to sign a ball?”
    Blah…blah…blah. “Boooo…come on Bruce!” “What…you to good to sign?”
    Now…when we go to see the Cardinals play the Redlegs in Cincinnati I get to see Bruce give my buddy the finger EVERY SINGLE TIME. It’s hilarious. He flips him off from RF every time. Great stuff.

  8. anxovies - Jan 23, 2013 at 5:12 PM

    And more important on the home front, Craig, writers will have one less thing to write about in late winter. You could just take December and January off and go to Hawaii with your family.

  9. cur68 - Jan 23, 2013 at 8:52 PM

    Bruce can relax. Roger Bernadina is in the best shape of everyone’s life for them. Now if only Roger could hit baseballs in non-platoon situations….

    • historiophiliac - Jan 23, 2013 at 10:13 PM

      Put your shirt on. Geez.

      • cur68 - Jan 24, 2013 at 1:40 AM


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