Lord knows, baseball has seen its share of weird fads. These days the hottest craze in the majors is the pi�ce de r�sistance of clubhouse cook-ware, George Foreman's Lean Mean Fat-Reducing Grilling Machine.
Big league gastronomes from Anaheim to Toronto are extolling the virtues of the Foreman grill, a late-night infomercial staple. "I travel with one everywhere I go," says Expos outfielder Peter Bergeron. Marlins infielder Dave Berg says, "Shoot, yeah, we have one. It's in the break room in the clubhouse. Burgers are always cooking up after BP." Big Mac himself is a big fan. "It's quick, and it's indoors," says Mark McGwire. "You don't have to go outside to light up your barbecue. And it's easy to clean."
Perhaps the most committed grill gourmand is Brewers reliever Curtis Leskanic, who should probably consult a dietician immediately. "I use it for breakfast, lunch and dinner," he told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "If I didn't buy the grill, I'd probably starve. For lunch the other day I made a grilled cheese sandwich on it. It's awesome, man."
"Mmm, mmm, mmm!" says Foreman upon hearing about the rave reviews from the baseball diamond. "There's nothing like genuine meat. Of course, my grill cuts the fat. That's important for athletes."