YOU KNOW IT’S SPRING TRAINING WHEN…
You know it’s spring training when you are inundated by stories off-season conditioning. I’ve said it before somewhere in this great blog of mine, every year players either gain 15 lbs. in muscle or lose 20-30 lbs. of lard. Here’s a small sampling of these stories about our heroes, the dedicated men of MLB.
Todd Helton: …said he’s in top shape thanks to a revised offseason conditioning program and is eager to reaffirm his status as one of the game’s elite hitters – while in a Rockies uniform.
Bobby Jenks: To the encouragement of team officials, Jenks is no longer relying solely on arm strength. He embarked on an all-around conditioning program that has resulted in a 25-pound weight loss.
Scott Eyre: For the record, Eyre, who was listed at 215 pounds last year, dropped 15 pounds. Dempster, who also was listed at 215, said he shed 20.
Brett Myers: The 26-year-old right-hander said he weighs 218 pounds, down from 250 at the end of last season.
Kendry Morales: …returned from a terrific winter ball season in the Dominican Republic noticeably bigger and stronger.
Kerry Wood: changed his diet, increased his training and dropped 30-plus pounds this offseason. The leaner right-hander is projected as a middle reliever…