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|Posted: Thu Mar 23rd, 2017 02:05 am||
|Pizza is a staple for many, but Cleveland Indians right-hander Carlos Carrasco took eating the popular Italian flatbread to a new level during his first spring training with the Philadelphia Phillies in 2004.
In a piece for The Players' Tribune, Carrasco - who ate pizza literally every day for dinner - explained that his ridiculous habit was due to the fact that he couldn't speak enough English to order anything else.
During my first spring training, I ate Domino’s pizza every day for dinner.
I’m not exaggerating. I had Domino’s every … single … day. It was the only thing I knew how to order.
So for 90 days, I ate pizza. I ordered it so much that the Domino’s near our facility ended up giving me one month of free pizza as a reward for being their best customer.
Aside from eating pizza and playing baseball, I didn’t do very much, though. For those first few years in the U.S., I didn’t really talk to many of my teammates. Not because I didn’t want to, but because I didn’t know how.
The 30-year-old Carrasco is now a member of a formidable starting rotation in Cleveland, which he helped lead to a World Series appearance last season.
He's currently taking things slow in spring training after having an MRI on his elbow - which came back clean - and is expected to make a start on March 24.
Carrasco owned an 11-8 record with a 3.32 ERA and 1.15 WHIP for the Indians last season.