New York Yankees Post-season Diet Challenge

I love the New York Yankees, especially Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter, so I'm excited about the prospects for the post-season. The Yankees are the main reason I visit the Bronx.

I've devised a post-season diet challenge for Yankees fans, especially for those who would like to lose a little weight. Though I imagine all of you to be thin, a few of you may want to lighten up before the holidays.

Here's how it works: Select the number of the player's jersey that matches the number of pounds you would like to lose. See the active roster here. Now imagine that the player whose number you've located is your diet buddy. For example, if you think you need to lose 13 pounds then Alex Rodriguez could be your diet buddy! If you're a zoftig individual, then maybe you'll need to buddy up with Joba Chamberlain (62!) Or if you just want to lose a couple of pounds, then Derek Jeter (2) is your guy. Lucky you!

The fun part is that once you start to lose weight, by walking of course, then you can trade down. For example, if you start out with 18 as your goal (Johnny Damon) and then you lose 7 pounds, then Doug Mientkiewicz (11) can be your new best friend.

Now you know how to play the game. Good luck!

I read somewhere online the other day that Mickey Mantle would sometimes walk from his place on the east side to Yankee Stadium. I can't find it now. Imagine my pitiful condition typing in the word "walk" in a baseball-related search, and you get the picture.

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