When it comes to weird things that athletes or coaches admit they do or once used to do, what Philadelphia Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg admitted has to top the least — or at least come close. The second-year manager of the Phillies apparently used to find cat food pretty tasty and he admitted it to a local radio station.
Apparently, during an in-game video montage at Citizens Bank Park, Sandberg admitted that the strangest thing he ever ate was cat food. A local radio station found out about this montage and decided to question the former Chicago Cubs star and current Phillies manager.
What he said about his former addiction was priceless:
“I did that as a youngster, maybe four or five-years-old, maybe six-years-old. I don’t know. I guess I was hungry. I still remember the crunchiness of it was the biggest thing. This wasn’t a one time thing either. This went on for about a year as a little snack.”
At least he has no shame, right?
I mean he’s admitting to, at one point in time, snacking on cat food for about a year and enjoying it when he was hungry. It was just a little snack to him.
Sure he hit over 280 home runs in his career and drove in over 1,000 runs, but how did he get so good at hitting the ball? Cat food, of course. Okay, so he didn’t admit the cat food was the reason he hit the ball so well, but I’m willing to bet it was high in fiber.
Weird stuff, Ryne. Maybe you should keep it to yourself next time.