Today, we give thanks to baseball for being back and to the New York Post for bringing our attention to this photo of Alex Rodriguez clutching a bundle of kale. The Post ran a story, adapted from a book called Diamond Dishes, about "the secret recipes that fuel" baseball's biggest stars. Among them: A-Rod's recipe for baked kale chips. "I am a salt guy," he says. "That's my weakness. I love chips, but baked chips, and nuts, any type of nuts." You can also find the recipes to Johan Santana's arepas, Derek Jeter's buttermilk pancakes, and David Wright's apple pie. And the kale chips. You just have got to try the kale chips.

Home plates: Baseball bigs reveal the secret recipes that fuel their game [NY Post]