March 16, 2011
We've learned a lot about Tim Lincecum's(notes) diet over the past few years, including that he digs ice cream tacos before starts, doesn't mind downing a can of Dinty Moore beef stew every now and then, and that he's loyal to drinking Red Bull, one of his sponsors.
But it wasn't until the San Francisco Giants pitcher revealed his usual order at In-N-Out that we got a true item to really turn our gastrointestinal systems. Mostly because Tiny Tim — who stood 4-foot-11 and weighed 85 pounds as a high school freshman — takes down an entire day's worth of recommended calories for someone of his size and activity level every time he goes through the drive-thru of the popular West Coast burger chain.
His traditional fare? Three Double-Doubles. Two fries. A chocolate-strawberry shake. Ketchup please, but hold the lettuce and tomatoes.
"I'm not a big vegetable guy,'' he says.
Let's see, three burgers at 590 calories. Two fries at 395 calories. A shake at 590 calories. The grand total: 3,150 calories.
And to think I felt bad for having my usual order at In-N-Out — double-double, animal style, extra toasted bun, sliced chiles — for dinner two straight nights down here in the valley.
Then again, I'm not a two-time Cy Young winner who still looks a lot more like David Cassidy than David Wells. And I definitely couldn't eat that much and go out against the Chicago White Sox and strike out seven batters over 5 1/3 innings, like Lincecum did on Wednesday afternoon in Glendale.
But I probably have matched Lincecum's weight gain of 11 pounds (he's up to 168 pounds, he reports) since spring training began. So there's that. (I blame Florida's Chick-fil-As and Arizona's In-N-Outs for being so darn novel to this hungry and hardworking Midwestern boy.)
At any rate, I'm sure there are a bunch of Stewies out there that can report similar or superior binges of gluttony at America's best burger chain. Let's hear the gruesome details in the comments below.
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