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Running towards meat or pitching?

In honor of baseball’s opening day, while former Giant Barry Bonds may be in the headlines for ingesting or injecting some improper substances, I take great faith in current Giant Tim Lincecum for ingesting the most proper substance of all: anything but vegetables.

In an article for the USA Today, Lincecum’s favorite meal at In-N-Out Burger is revealed to be one hell of an unvegan feast. According to the report, his typical order is, “Three Double-Doubles. Two fries. A chocolate-strawberry shake. Ketchup please, but hold the lettuce and tomatoes.” You read that right: no lettuce or tomatoes. With such an order, it is no wonder that the 26-year-old 165-pounder has two Cy Young Awards and a World Series championship under his belt.

He proclaims, “I’m not a big vegetable guy,” and it’s not hard to see why. Why eat vegetables when you can be one of the best pitchers in the major leagues without them. You just know the day someone tries to slip some lettuce or tomato into his burger, his ERA is going through the roof.

So for being a great pitcher and recognizing that vegetables need no place in the diet of a finely tuned athlete, Tim Lincecum, you are a true Unvegan Hero!

(via USA Today and Dan)