This post is inspired by the recent meal we were treated to during lunch yesterday. We have 4 Major Leaguers down here on rehab at the moment, they are Tsuyoshi Nishioka, Jason Repko, Delmon Young and Jim Thome. It's almost an unwritten law that when a big leaguer comes down to Extended Spring or to the GCL, that they buy a meal for all the players. Yesterday Delmon Young bought our entire team a catered meal, with grilled fish, hamburgers, fried rice, and salads. Needless to say it was one of the best lunches I have had since I have been here.
We eat breakfast at the field every morning, and it's just a selection of different cereals and bagels and waffles, you don't have much time to eat in the morning unless you find a way to get there really early, so I usually just have a bowl of cereal and a bagel.
We get the same thing for lunch every week, on Monday we will have Subway, on Tuesdays we will have Chik-Fil-A, Wednesdays we have Pita Pit, Thursdays we have Chicken Grill, which is rice with cut up grilled chicken, on Friday we have pork sandwiches with cornbread casserole and on Saturday we have Moe's Burritoes.
Its usually enough food to get us through until dinner time, but on many occasions people will go buy a meal after the day is done, then have a later dinner. We get paid $105 a week to buy ourselves dinner. I usually try and eat dinner at the hotel's restaurant, or make my own meals in my room. There are a few restaurants that are within walking distance that me and the other Australian players go to when we feel like eating out.