Monday, May 6, 2013

Reds eat better in the sky than you do on the ground

We all know life as a major league baseball player has its times of ups and downs.

Sure, the pay, the fame, and winters "off" are nice perks. But the grueling time away from home, constant scrutiny from the media, and the obvious pressures of performing well on the field, among other things, can be very trying, too.

Well, one area Reds players have no reason to complain about is the food offered by the team while flying. On Sunday, Dallas Latos, wife of stud pitcher Mat Latos, tweeted out a picture of the in-flight menu as the team was traveling home from Chicago on their charter plane. Let's just say the spread has something to offer for even the pickiest of eaters.
The menu is conveniently broken up into four sections. First, you have the "Pre-Departure Snacks" for the poor souls who cannot extinguish their hunger before liftoff. Options for this category include personal pizzas, sushi rolls, fruit cups, and my personal favorite, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

Wait, isn't PB&J meant to be a lunch option?

Anyways, next up on the menu is "Dinner Selections," which includes such specialties as fried shrimp with macaroni and cheese, chicken stir fry, baked lasagna, a fancy salad with beef fillet on top, or a good old fashioned cheeseburger. Oh, the possibilities.

Once dinner is served, passengers can then tickle their sweet tooth with a variety of snacks and desserts. Ice cream bars and sandwiches, caramel popcorn, and spearmint gum are just a few of the delectable treats to munch on while waiting for the steel bird to land.

Let us not forget about something to wash it all down with, though. Folks on board have plenty to choose from as far as the drink department is concerned. Perhaps the most interesting choice on the menu is Mr. and Mrs. T Bloody Mary Mix.

So, how long was this epic assortment of food available to the team? Empirical evidence suggests that the entire flight took around an hour to successfully complete.

I can certainly think of far worse ways to spend an hour. Can't you?

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