Last season, Justin Verlander brought us one of the most dominant seasons we’ve seen from a pitcher in recent history. Verlander would have liked a better result in the playoffs, but he mowed through the entire league during the regular season and placed himself in the MVP discussion. In an era where pitchers rarely are able to pitch deep enough into games to win 20 games in a season, you might wonder how Verlander did it. In an appearance on Conan O’Brien’s show Wednesday night, the Tigers ace revealed one of his secrets: Taco Bell. Check out this video that It’s Always Sunny in Detroit passed along:
Conan read my mind with the diarrhea comment. I can’t remember a time when I’ve eaten Taco Bell and haven’t had to risk getting a speeding ticket to make it home without a crisis situation occurring in my car, let alone playing a baseball game the following day. That being said, Verlander is not the first MLB starter to have a fast food addiction. Remember Tim Lincecum’s insane In-N-Out Burger order? Maybe the rest of us need to give saturated fat and calories more of a chance.