05.24.07

The Sophisticated Pallet Of Michael Kay

Posted in Food, Sports TV at 11:14 am by

While ESPN continues to rebuff my suggestions to put “Kookin’ With Kruk” on the air, Sam Frank has forwarded the following bit of transcendent what-the-fuckness from The Dizzies.

Speaking of Michael Kay, Daily News Yankee beat writer Mark Feinsand blogged about an interesting encounter with Kay in the Mariners press dining room:

As I enjoyed a bowl of clam chowder, Michael mentioned that he had never had soup in his entire life (he thinks the slurping sound associated with it is grotesque). I found this amazing. He then told me he had never had any fish or seafood of any type, either.

As the conversation went on, he informed me of several other things he has NEVER tasted in his life: bananas, condiments of any type (though he lost a bet on his radio show and had to eat a packet of ketchup, which made him sick), jelly, any cheese not on a pizza, veal, coffee, etc.

I remembering reading somewhere that Michael Jordan had never tried salmon until he dined with Abe Pollin prior to signing with Washington.  I found it very hard to believe that MJ had reached such an age without tasting salmon….but conversely, I find the above tale regarding YES’ Michael Kay all too easy to swallow.

3 Responses to “The Sophisticated Pallet Of Michael Kay”

  1. Rog says:

    He eats animals whole, while they’re still alive, without any side dishes or seasoning.

  2. jere says:

    Never had soup, hates the slurpy soup-sound. I finally have something in common with my arch-rival, the Backward K.

  3. Leslie says:

    I don’t believe him

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