neshek: juicing the right way
rookie twins sidearmer pat neshek has a fun blog, full of inside baseball stuff and geeked-out sports memorabilia posts. he's a good-natured minnesotan and a stellar reliever (4-2, 2.19 e.r.a., 53 strikeouts in 37 innings), so young mr. neshek is much appreciated locally. plus, he's got that cool delivery. who doesn't love a sidearmer? he even auctioned off his smashing game-used hazing outfit for charity.
while the hazing post was enlightening, it is even more fun for weekend athletes to read about the professionals' off-season training regimens. i'm not gonna start juicing kale, but mr. neshek makes a good case for vitamins in this november 4 post:
Once November hits I turn the weights and running up to full strength ... The gym is pretty much the place where I recharge so my body can withstand everything that comes in my way during the year. As always a big part of being in the best shape you can be is what you eat. This year is no exception. I'm still juicing vegetables such as carrots, kale, celery, broccoli and cucumbers twice a day and can honestly say it's probably the biggest reason for my success. As a side note I wanted to quickly mention that in the Minnesota Twins clubhouse we have a juicer and nearly everyone on the team drinks a cup of carrot juice before every game. This past year I also bought a Vita-Mix (Smoothie Maker/Turns anything into liquid) and am using it each morning to make a huge fruit smoothie. If you want to get rid of that feeling of tiredness and have as much energy as you possibly can I honestly can say that juicing veggies will change your life if you give it a chance.
dang, babe ruth never used a vita-mix or a juicer, though they'd be great for liquefying hot dogs. maybe i should get one for the department. a daily cup of carrot juice might be just the thing to enhance teaching and research.