MORRISSEY: Trying to come to grips with the new-look Kyle Schwarber

Kyle Schwarber looks like you and me now. Well, at least you, provided you’re svelte and toned and on a diet that sticks its nose up in the air at fast food. Are you? I didn’t think so.

Anyway, the guy whose Babe Ruth resemblance extended to his tape-measure home runs and stocky build now looks more like someone who runs a hedge fund than the bases. He was at the Cubs Convention on Friday looking very dapper in a coat and tie, and I wanted to ask him if my portfolio had too much risk to it.

Thanks to diet and exercise, he has lost about 20 pounds. As much as the Cubs are gushing about his fitness for the 2018 season, it’s going to take some getting used to for those of us who equated his digging in at the plate to a tank parallel parking.

This is the Babe going on a no-beer, no-hot-dog diet, and I’m not sure I like it. Don’t misunderstand. It’s a good thing for Schwarber, and probably for the Cubs, that he has shed…

Original published: 2018-01-12 20:18:28 Read the full Chicago News here

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