Bryce Harper signed yesterday. Manny Machado signed like a week ago. There are still some free agents left to sign, but this post is not about any of that. It is about the best story of the offseason - or at least my favorite story and therefore the best for the purposes of this post.
This is about Brandon Nimmo.
Nimmo is an outfielder for the New York Mets. I imagine as a professional athlete he is trying to make smart choices about his diet. This probably lends to cooking at home more often than going out to eat. Maybe this is a new venture for the young man, maybe he has been cooking all his life... What happened next suggests the former, however.
Update: Brandon Nimmo tried to cook and then ate chicken last night, Mickey Callaway said, adding that the Mets should teach him how to cook.— Tim Healey (@timbhealey) February 27, 2019
“He was throwing up all night,” Callaway said. https://t.co/2JYeXXaPMx
Nimmo ate undercooked chicken that he prepared himself and got sick, according to Callaway. Mets plan to teach him how to cook.— Mike Puma (@NYPost_Mets) February 27, 2019
I like to think Nimmos must have been really happy after completing the cooking of this meal. He might have even beamed with pride. He was excited, a new discovery of the love of cooking now deep in his heart
Nimmo even took a picture of the meal he cooked and sent it to his wife because he was so proud of it. #mets— Deesha Thosar (@DeeshaThosar) February 28, 2019
Poor Nimmo must have been so discouraged. Then, a twist:
BREAKING NEWS: @You_Found_Nimmo’s final test results are in - it was a VIRUS! Cancel all the cooking lessons, he’s good!— Chelsea Jane Nimmo (@chelseajnimmo) March 1, 2019
It was the flu! Nimmo did not give himself food poisoning. You did a great job, Brandon. Do not give up - keep cooking!
Brandon Nimmo missed a spring training game because he undercooked chicken | SBNation.com
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