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Marlins rookie Marcell Ozuna is powered by In-N-Out Burger

Jun 22, 2013, 11:33 AM EDT

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Marlins rookie outfielder Marcell Ozuna had a big game yesterday, going 2-for-4 with a stolen base while driving in the go-ahead run and throwing out a runner on the bases.

And afterward he explained the secret to his success: In-N-Out Burger. Via Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald:

Ozuna contended afterward that he didn’t eat four or five hamburgers from the popular West Coast chain, as his manager and teammates claimed. But he did acknowledge he had three, along with three chocolate chip cookies and a glass of apple juice. No fries. No shake.

“Just three,” Ozuna said of his burger consumption. “My teammates say five. Today I eat three. Tomorrow I eat four, and the next day five, and (then) we leave for Miami.”

It’s always good to have a plan.

  1. historiophiliac - Jun 22, 2013 at 11:37 AM

    I love that it’s with apple juice.

    Enjoy that three-burger habit while you can, punk.

    • trollingforjustice - Jun 23, 2013 at 8:05 AM

      I will gladly pay you Tuesday, for a hamburger today

  2. kingscourt25 - Jun 22, 2013 at 11:41 AM

    Tim Lincecum wants this guy signed

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/spring2011/columns/story?columnist=caple_jim&id=6227150

    • frosted21 - Jun 22, 2013 at 12:32 PM

      To be fair, Timmy is a known fast food PED user

  3. ptfu - Jun 22, 2013 at 1:02 PM

    If you’re not doing it animal style, then you’re doing it wrong.

  4. jsally430 - Jun 22, 2013 at 1:26 PM

    as a Midwesterner that’s tasted the awesomeness of in n out burger I’m very jealous

  5. dondada10 - Jun 22, 2013 at 1:27 PM

    Anybody care to explain why the franchise never moved east? Put one in Brooklyn or mid-town and it’ll print money.

    • ptfu - Jun 22, 2013 at 1:37 PM

      Oh, no doubt they’d make a fortune in the East, Midwest, South, lots of places.

      I think In-N-Out wants to keep all restaurants within a day’s drive of its distributor, which is somewhere around LA. They can maintain freshness & quality by ensuring that one distributor is up to snuff, and that restaurants are within its range. It’s definitely working, though it limits their ability to grow.

      • dondada10 - Jun 22, 2013 at 2:02 PM

        Granted. But what would it really take to build a distribution center in another region?

      • drakosm - Jun 22, 2013 at 2:38 PM

        They have added some more distribution centers but it’s a slow process. The farthest away from LA that they’ve made it so far is Texas.

  6. DiscountMescan - Jun 22, 2013 at 1:50 PM

    If tgey weren’t animal style he’s on HGH.

  7. Old Gator - Jun 22, 2013 at 2:12 PM

    In-n-Out burgers are awful. There are healthier chemicals than the preservatives and sodium they use in the topsoil at Love Canal. They may even rival the horrible horsemeat and Velveeta™ sandwich in terms of sheer cardiovascular mayhem. Eccchhhh.

    And those noisome bellybombs may well have contributed to Ozuna’s inability to catch up with an outfield popup that dropped in front of him for a double last night.

  8. Stiller43 - Jun 22, 2013 at 2:40 PM

    Ive never been impressed with in-n-out burger myself…

    Five guys, now THERES a burger joint.

    Although i’ll also say thats coming from a vegetarian. However, before i made the change, i was pretty much only a carnivore, so my “meat preferences,” if you will, may have more merit than most vegetarians.

  9. yahmule - Jun 22, 2013 at 3:47 PM

    Live it up while you’re young, Marcell. When you’re in your 40’s, you’re only going to take one truly satisfying dump every three or four days. Anybody who tells you different is lying.

    • historiophiliac - Jun 22, 2013 at 7:51 PM

      Try pears.

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