Weighty issues, All-Star style

The guts of the game

Originally Published: July 12, 2011
By Amanda Rykoff

At espnW, we don't purport to be Olympic-caliber physical specimens with chiseled bodies. In fact, most of us feel we could stand to lose a few pounds, or get back in touch with our inner athletes. We aim to inspire our readers to do their best, whether on the playing field or on the sidelines. But sometimes, we have to take time to laugh and poke fun at some absurdities in the sports world.

The heftiness of many of the men who play Major League Baseball is one such absurdity. ...

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