At Monday’s Kansas City Sports Commission Awards Banquet, Royals manager Ned Yost spun a number of stories, including one about Alex Gordon’s legendary eating habits.
Yost had the team bus stop at a hot dog place during a road trip and Gordon asked if the restaurant sold chicken. Just hot dogs, Yost said.
Gordon refused to leave the bus: “I ain’t eating no hot dog.”
“You know Gordy,” Yost said, “he won’t eat anything that’s not healthy.”
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That gives you a little context for this: Gordon has lent a recipe to the soon-to-be-released cookbook, “Big Red Recipes, Baseball Edition.”
All of the recipes are from former University of Nebraska baseball players, including Gordon and pitcher Brian Duensing, who is currently with Class AAA Omaha.
The book will be released May 2 and you can order it here.
Each player chose a non-profit to support. Alex chose Alex’s Lemonade Stand and Brian Duensing chose the Team Jack Foundation. If people order the book off the website, they can choose which charity they’d like to support, and $2 of the sale will go to that charity.
OK, so what’s Gordon’s recipe? It’s deep-fried doughnuts.
I’m kidding, of course. The title of his recipe is “Alex’s Quick & Healthy Stir-Fry.”
One tip that Gordon offers: “If your kids aren’t a fan of veggies like mine, order up a pizza to keep them happy as well!”