New Nats’ closer Matt Capps, in an interview with the Washington Post, talking about offseason conditioning:
try not to put too much emphasis on weight. A lot of it goes on how I
feel. I’ve had two pretty rough years in my career, one in 2004 and one
last year. And the one common denominator in those two years is that I
came into camp in unbelievable shape . . . Look at Babe Ruth, David Wells; some guys perform better when they are heavier.
I feel the same way about writing and sobriety. Thank God I can now write off bourbon as a business expense.