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doublem23
05-25-2013, 10:14 AM
The Wall Street Journal investigates

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324102604578495373194720956.html

(I'm not joking)

Brian Costa, the WSJ writer who penned the piece, gave an interview with 90.9 WBUR, NPR Boston

http://onlyagame.wbur.org/2013/05/25/chris-sale-appetite

Nice to see a Sox player starting to get his much deserved national attention

TaylorStSox
05-25-2013, 11:02 AM
I think it has something to do with Prince Fielder's fat ass not being on the team.:tongue:

#1swisher
05-25-2013, 01:06 PM
He's not skinny, he's wirey. :D:

Article also mentions, Thornton has eliminated gluten, high-fructose corn syrup and dairy products from his diet.

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Bobby Thigpen
05-25-2013, 02:00 PM
It's obviously his life choices that have led to him being skinny.

thomas35forever
05-25-2013, 03:09 PM
I'm skinny and I feel fine (though I weigh less than Chris). Nice that our ace has the same frame I do.

white sox bill
05-25-2013, 04:54 PM
Classic ectomorph. Likley his genes

TheVulture
05-25-2013, 04:57 PM
I'm skinny and I feel fine (though I weigh less than Chris). Nice that our ace has the same frame I do.

Are you 6'6"?

I'm guessing they added a few pounds for the roster card as well.

Dude could definitely use about 20 pounds, maybe he has a worm? Hawk said he drinks four protein shakes a day plus regular meals. If I ate like that, I would be packing on pounds.

ChicagoG19
05-25-2013, 05:00 PM
I can say being skinny is sometimes just genetics. I am 6'1'' and have a similar build to Chris Sale. I can't gain weight even if I tried, nor can anyone in my family.

Winningugly23
05-25-2013, 05:02 PM
I knew Sale was my fav for a reason love the food choices..In and out burger the best.

tstrike2000
05-25-2013, 05:03 PM
He's just small boned.

DSpivack
05-25-2013, 05:11 PM
Are you 6'6"?

I'm guessing they added a few pounds for the roster card as well.

Dude could definitely use about 20 pounds, maybe he has a worm? Hawk said he drinks four protein shakes a day plus regular meals. If I ate like that, I would be packing on pounds.

One of my best friends is 6'4", 155 and eats almost like Sale. And his family are all built the same way. Some people just have fast metabolisms.

white sox bill
05-25-2013, 05:29 PM
Can't say Chris is testing positive can ya??

SI1020
05-25-2013, 05:30 PM
Are you 6'6"?

I'm guessing they added a few pounds for the roster card as well.

Dude could definitely use about 20 pounds, maybe he has a worm? Hawk said he drinks four protein shakes a day plus regular meals. If I ate like that, I would be packing on pounds. If I look at food I pack it on. Even more so when I actually eat it.

BleacherBandit
05-26-2013, 12:04 AM
It's not necessarily genetic.

I'm 6'2" and weigh 140 pounds. Metabolism is a strange beast.

Ron Karkovice
05-26-2013, 08:54 PM
It's not necessarily genetic.

I'm 6'2" and weigh 140 pounds. Metabolism is a strange beast.

He has a high caloric maintenance. He, and you, simply need to eat more.

Shoeless
05-26-2013, 11:20 PM
Article also mentions, Thornton has eliminated gluten, high-fructose corn syrup and dairy products from his diet.

PaleOMG! Good for him.

kittle42
05-27-2013, 11:25 AM
It's obviously his life choices that have led to him being skinny.

If he ate 5,000 calories a day, he'd weigh more.

Ron Karkovice
05-27-2013, 12:32 PM
If he ate 5,000 calories a day, he'd weigh more.

True. It would be very fun to do too.

Paulwny
05-27-2013, 01:11 PM
From ESPN MLB March6,2013

WHITE SOX: After a rigorous offseason diet of pizza, cheeseburgers, pumpkin pie and ice cream, LHP Chris Sale (http://espn.go.com/mlb/player/_/id/30948/chris-sale) reported to camp 36 grams heavier than last year.

TheVulture
05-27-2013, 01:15 PM
From ESPN MLB March6,2013

WHITE SOX: After a rigorous offseason diet of pizza, cheeseburgers, pumpkin pie and ice cream, LHP Chris Sale (http://espn.go.com/mlb/player/_/id/30948/chris-sale) reported to camp 36 grams heavier than last year.

What's that, like an ounce?!?

DonnieDarko
05-27-2013, 01:17 PM
What's that, like an ounce?!?

.079 lbs., roughly 1.3 ounces.

ChicagoG19
05-27-2013, 03:22 PM
True. It would be very fun to do too.

Not at all. I once tried a 7,000 calorie a day diet in order to gain weight. I just ended up feeling worse.

Ron Karkovice
05-27-2013, 03:30 PM
Not at all. I once tried a 7,000 calorie a day diet in order to gain weight. I just ended up feeling worse.

I said 5,000 a day would be fun. not 7,000.

Why would you automatically jump to 7,000 calories a day? In order to gain weight you just need to consistently eat a bit over maintenance for a long period of time.

slavko
05-27-2013, 04:13 PM
From ESPN MLB March6,2013

WHITE SOX: After a rigorous offseason diet of pizza, cheeseburgers, pumpkin pie and ice cream, LHP Chris Sale (http://espn.go.com/mlb/player/_/id/30948/chris-sale) reported to camp 36 grams heavier than last year.

May I suggest more starches and less fats and proteins? I'm serious, if he's serious about putting weight on.

Ron Karkovice
05-27-2013, 05:03 PM
May I suggest more starches and less fats and proteins? I'm serious, if he's serious about putting weight on.


From what it sounds like, he was eating a lot of junk (which is good in his case, more calories/less volume to max cal intake). Either he is just doing that every once in a while or people are exaggerating what he ate. "He must of ate 30 bags of doritos on the plane!.." etc..

ChicagoG19
05-27-2013, 05:16 PM
I said 5,000 a day would be fun. not 7,000.

Why would you automatically jump to 7,000 calories a day? In order to gain weight you just need to consistently eat a bit over maintenance for a long period of time.

I am not an expert and so I read several articles/books that mentioned 6000-7000 calories being the "magic" number. Based on my personal experience, I have just given in to genetics.

Ron Karkovice
05-27-2013, 05:19 PM
I am not an expert and so I read several articles/books that mentioned 6000-7000 calories being the "magic" number. Based on my personal experience, I have just given in to genetics.

There's no magic number, it varies by person. Gender/age/height/weight/activity factor/genetics all contribute to a good estimation.

Huisj
05-27-2013, 09:57 PM
I don't really see his low weight being all that weird for young tall skinny kids. There are lots of them. I'm one and I know a good number more. Most of the super skinny kids don't throw 95 with knee buckling sliders though, and that's what makes him weird.