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    Re: The Best Shape of My Life 2012 edition

    I think the good news in this, is that Alonso stated this was his plan near the end of last season. Clearly he recognized that in order to win the LF job he needed to alter his body type. He talked then about hiring a chef and designing a work out to accomplish that goal. Now apparently it was more than just talk

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    Re: The Best Shape of My Life 2012 edition

    Easily one of the most entertaining yearly threads on the board.

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    Re: The Best Shape of My Life 2012 edition

    Didn't expect to see this guy show up in the thread:

    http://www.masnsports.com/nationals_...-comeback.html

    DALLAS - Dmitri Young strolls through the Hilton Anatole lobby at the Winter Meetings, stopping to greet old baseball friends. An effervescent grin has replaced the frustrated scowl that Young wore as his major league career wore down, and he's a shade of his former self, having pared his more than 300-lb. frame down to a svelte 230 lbs.

    "Cap and gown," he cracks wise when asked when the last time he was at this weight.

    The 38-year-old Young last played in 2008 for the Nationals, when weight and health issues associated with a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes ruined an impressive comeback story that started on the minor league fields in Viera, Fla. Before 2007 spring training, former Nats general manager Jim Bowden offered him a shot to prove he loved the game enough to work his way back alongside teeangers trying to make their mark..

    Now Young wants to make another comeback, if a major league team will take a chance on a guy who's gotten more opportunities than most.


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    Re: The Best Shape of My Life 2012 edition

    He might look all right as a switch-hitting PH with some pop in his bat and a righty-hitting backup 1B.
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    If he's 230 again, he might be a back-up option as a LF again.

    Though his defense was always bad, it would be fun to see him in the GABP again.

    I'd root for him, for sure, especially playing the erstwhile fifth OF and back-up corner IF spot. (Brutally, of course, but playing them.)
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    Miguel Tejada
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    A person close to Tejada said he's "working out like crazy, and he's in the best shape he's been in years.''

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    Re: The Best Shape of My Life 2012 edition

    Waiting for the Big Donkey to check in...

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    Re: The Best Shape of My Life 2012 edition

    Can you all give Carlos Beltran some good mojo in here? Berkman was part of the thread last year and had an All Star year, lol.
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    Re: The Best Shape of My Life 2012 edition

    *casts the evil eye in Mike's direction* For SHAME! :O)
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    Re: The Best Shape of My Life 2012 edition

    Quote Originally Posted by _Sir_Charles_ View Post
    *casts the evil eye in Mike's direction* For SHAME! :O)
    HAHAHA I love this forum!
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    Re: The Best Shape of My Life 2012 edition

    How long until Ludwick's name shows up in this thread?
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    Re: The Best Shape of My Life 2012 edition

    This thread is looking awfully light (no pun) for this time of year
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    Re: The Best Shape of My Life 2012 edition

    No longer in worst shpe of life, Lincecum drops 21 pounds

    http://content.usatoday.com/communit...ps-21-pounds/1

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    Re: The Best Shape of My Life 2012 edition

    Quote Originally Posted by klw View Post
    No longer in worst shpe of life, Lincecum drops 21 pounds

    http://content.usatoday.com/communit...ps-21-pounds/1
    From.....where??? Dude was already a beanpole.

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    Re: The Best Shape of My Life 2012 edition

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Footstool View Post
    How long until Ludwick's name shows up in this thread?
    It is self-declared... but it satisfies your need:

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