Jose Valverde beat teammate Ramon Santiago in a local version of “Dancing with the Stars” up in Detroit. His secret: he’s kinda fat:
Although Valverde won, Santiago refused to accept that the Tigers closer was the better dancer. Santiago said Valverde’s secret weapon — the prancing paunch on his 6-foot-4, 255-pound frame — was the key.
“Valverde, when he got on stage everybody went crazy,” Santiago said. “When he moved his belly, it was a typical Valverde dance, so it’s why he win.”
Below is exclusive video of Valverde’s portion of the competition:
In other news, Spring Training can’t get here a moment too soon, because one or two more of these kinds of posts and I’m just going to end up spending six hours a day watching old “What’s Happening!” episodes on You Tube all day. Not that that’s a bad thing.