Annually updated "Best Shape of His Life" articles are a tired spring training trope. Consequently, pointing out the sportswriter's Vernal Equinox tradition has become a cliché itself. The number of snarky posts riffing on the number of earnest puff pieces is nearly equal. Based on some of the evidence provided by Twitter and a few Blue Jays public appearances, it looks like the Jays scribes will have to dig a little deeper down in Dunedin this time around.
Unless, while attending yesterday's epic Raptors clash with the Sacramento Kings, Travis Snider somehow used the Air Canada Centre seats incorrectly I struggle to imagine how he might be too big for the fancy chairs. Maybe he means shoulder-to-shoulder space with the guy next to him? We can only hope.
No such hope remains for Jesse Litsch who — despite claims of double-digit weight loss this offseason — apparently cannot stop eating. When pressed for details by admitted GROF reader Wesley Leong, National Post reporter Eric Koreen came with a dagger to Little Litsch's pink self-image.
Ouch. Poor Jesse. But he's so athletic! Look at him, shooting around (apparently underwater, go Blackberry!) with Vernon Wells after the game.
Despite Litsch's legendary athletic status, I would quite enjoy playing basketball against him. Blogger versus jock for all the marbles! Winner gets to keep Jesse's false fronts!