MINNEAPOLIS, MN – JUNE 24: Chris Sale #49 of the Chicago White Sox delivers a pitch against the Minnesota Twins during the first inning of the game on June 24, 2015 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Chris Sale has the diet we all aspire to have

Okay, so it isn’t the healthiest diet in the world. But Chris Sale of the White Sox has the diet every little kid would love to have when they grow up, but they can’t because they’re not major league baseball players who work out like lunatics and have the metabolism of a hummingbird. In fact, Chris Sale has the opposite problem as most humans: He’s trying to gain weight:

Sale made news by hitting 190 when he weighed in at camp this year, up from 180 last Spring Training. On Sale’s 6-foot-6 frame, that increase is equivalent to most regular people feeling stuffed after eating a big meal. (…)

“I don’t think he’ll ever see 200. I don’t think he’ll ever see 195,” said White Sox leadoff man Adam Eaton. “And he’s eating whatever he wants to come across his plate. I don’t know, he’s been blessed.” (,,,)

At his house, he thrives on cheeseburgers, steaks and tacos.

“We don’t miss many taco nights,” said Sale. “My wife makes phenomenal tacos. So I would say steak, cheeseburgers and taco night.”

Good for you, Chris. I for one am tired of hearing athletes with their personal chefs talk about how they only use Himalayan pink salt. (Looking straight at you, Thomas.) Sale is the throwback … the exception to the rule. And he’s my hero. (It would be even better if he was my friend because forget White Sox tickets … I want to be the inner circle that gets invited to taco night.

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