Baseball players are uniquely adept at getting injured and/or physically ill in extremely strange ways. Each year someone seems to get hurt carrying groceries into the house or slipping on stairs while carrying luggage and tearing their MCL.
Playing for the New York Mets seemingly brings an even greater chance of a strange injury into play, and on Wednesday, poor Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo found himself sitting out of a spring training practice and game due to a stomach bug. This wasn’t any ordinary stomach flu situation, this was a self-inflicted illness.
Nimmo apparently decided to cook himself dinner on Tuesday night, but made one major mistake: forgetting he has no idea how to cook. As such, he made himself undercooked chicken that caused him to throw up throughout the night, as manager Mickey Callaway told the New York Post.
“He cooked some chicken and didn’t know how to cook, so he was throwing up all night,” Callaway said. “We have to teach him how to cook so he doesn’t miss any more games.”
Hopefully Nimmo will be feeling better soon, but the Mets expect him out Thursday as well as they try to get him rehydrated after losing lots of fluids from his illness. As for cooking lessons, that’s probably just a good idea for all pro teams to offer to players that are interested. Teams are stressing better nutrition for players, but some forget that a lot of these guys have probably never cooked real food in their lives. That brings raw chicken into play as they try to eat right, and that’s worse than just running out for fast food.