White Sox Broadcaster Steve Stone Suggests Lance Lynn Should Maybe Eat “A Couple Salads”
Chicago White Sox broadcaster Steve Stone has never been one to hold back his honest thoughts. We saw it routinely back in the day when he was with the Cubs, and it’s still his MO with the White Sox.
But I was still taken aback by his comments on stout White Sox pitcher Lance Lynn today on 670 The Score:
After talking about Lynn’s health issues, Stone offers that *if* the pitch clock is bothering Lynn “cardiovascularly,” then “maybe a couple salads would help.”
The implication is that Lynn, who is obviously a very big dude, would fare better in health and performance if he lost some weight. That’s Stone saying it, not me. For the record. I feel like even if there is a substantive point to be made about physical health, there’s gotta be a much more tactful, kind way of saying it.
Lynn, 36 next month, has a 7.52 ERA this year after dealing with knee issues (and a step back in performance) in 2021. He’s been terrible. But he’s also pitched at around this size for most of his career, and he’s had success. I don’t know that it’s fair to assume his body shape is at the root of his recent struggles.
I suspect Stone is going to get some grief from the White Sox for this one, if not from Lynn directly. The disastrous and distracting start to the year for the Chicago White Sox continues.