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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Ex-Detroit Tigers pitcher Denny McLain: I’ve lost over 150 pounds

That’s only about $250…times must be tough!

Denny McLain, the ex-Tigers ace and felon, told WWJ Newsradio 950 he has lost 156 pounds.

“I am down 24 pants sizes,” he said. “I’m down a whole shoe sizes. I had the fattest feet in Michigan. ... I’m seeing things now I forgot I had!”

McLain said he had bariatric surgery to lose the weight so he could help take care of his wife, Sharon, who has Parkinson’s disease.

“I’m trying to get to my playing weight,” said McLain, 69. “I would just love one more time to go out to Tigers Stadium and throw one pitch and kick my leg up … and see what would happen.”

Repoz Posted: February 27, 2014 at 09:18 AM | 15 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. chemdoc Posted: February 27, 2014 at 09:39 AM (#4663418)
Are the pounds really lost, or did he just move them into a hidden account?
   2. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: February 27, 2014 at 09:46 AM (#4663424)
Nice to see McLain is concerned about the well-being of a retiree's family. If only it had happened 20 years earlier.
   3. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: February 27, 2014 at 09:52 AM (#4663431)
Denny McLain, the ex-Tigers ace and felon, told WWJ Newsradio 950 he has lost 156 pounds.

Too bad, I was looking for a Celebrity Rasslin' match between him and Chris Christie.
   4. Hang down your head, Tom Foley Posted: February 27, 2014 at 09:55 AM (#4663441)
It cuts off at "Ex-Detroit Tigers pitcher Denny McLain: I’ve lost over" on the front page. I didn't know what the dollar amount was going to be, but I still didn't understand why anyone would have given him that dollar amount to begin with.
   5. vagab0nd is still a champion Posted: February 27, 2014 at 10:29 AM (#4663487)
Best shape of his life?
   6. Jose Molina wants a nickname like "A-Rod" Posted: February 27, 2014 at 10:37 AM (#4663494)
Yet another person burned by Mt. Gox.
   7. tfbg9 Posted: February 27, 2014 at 10:50 AM (#4663505)
Never saw him bilk.
   8. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: February 27, 2014 at 11:47 AM (#4663553)
Man, who picked the photo accompanying TFA, David Decoteau?
   9. Athletic Supporter was shiny, now he's all rusted Posted: February 27, 2014 at 02:30 PM (#4663716)
[4] I had the exact same reaction.
   10. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: February 27, 2014 at 03:30 PM (#4663756)
Philosophers take note: the soul weighs 150 pounds.
   11. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: February 27, 2014 at 04:32 PM (#4663791)
Philosophers take note: the soul weighs 150 pounds.


About the same as 19 human heads.
   12. RMc's Got a Lot of Trouble at Stake Posted: February 27, 2014 at 05:16 PM (#4663814)
“I would just love one more time to go out to Tiger Stadium and throw one pitch and kick my leg up … and see what would happen.”


I'm sure these guys would appreciate it.
   13. Khrushin it bro Posted: February 27, 2014 at 05:51 PM (#4663828)
Man, who picked the photo accompanying TFA, David Decoteau?


Those pants look nice and breathable.
   14. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: February 27, 2014 at 06:24 PM (#4663846)
“I would just love one more time to go out to Tigers Stadium


Has he been one of those "too fat to leave the house" people? He's going to be pretty disappointed when he gets to Michigan & Trumbull.
   15. Athletic Supporter was shiny, now he's all rusted Posted: February 27, 2014 at 07:02 PM (#4663856)
Has he been one of those "too fat to leave the house" people? He's going to be pretty disappointed when he gets to Michigan & Trumbull.


He's also going to be pretty disappointed on the ride over when he sees what Detroit is like these days.

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