Beautiful Sight: A Plumpish Ryan Howard Running

Ryan Howard Running

Via (@DavidHaleTNJ)

Isn't that such a pretty sight?

Ryan Howard has been doing some light running, and from all reports, he is ahead of schedule. Let's take that with a grain of salt and remember an Achilles injury is extremely difficult to recover from.

Regardless, he's running… and maybe he should keep doing so, because, in this screen grab from a Delco Times video, Howard looks, um, fat:

Screen Shot 2012-02-20 at 11.24.39 AM

Videos are after the jump.


Video via Ryan Lawrence, Delco Times.

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  • yaya February 20, 2012 at 11:45 am


  • @DXFlyers February 20, 2012 at 11:50 am

    He looks a long way from game shape. I’ll take my chances and wait until after the AS break for him to heal, lose some fat and take some swings.

  • Steve February 20, 2012 at 11:50 am

    he couldn’t be on his feet for months, how do you not expect him to be out of shape?

  • Rpink24 February 20, 2012 at 11:51 am

    I’m ok with Howard being fat. Fat Howard was good, moderately in-shape Howard has been very mediocre.

  • S. Harrison February 20, 2012 at 11:52 am

    Hey, a fat Ryan Howard is a homerun hitting Ryan Howard. I remember a time, before he lost that excess weight, that he would hit 40 homers a year.

  • Pedro Cerrano February 20, 2012 at 11:52 am

    Now let’s see him hit a breaking ball.

  • Dick Trickle February 20, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    Fat Ryan Howard won ROY, MVP, and a World Series Championship. Fat Ryan Howard once hit .313 for a season.
    Skinny Ryan Howard struggles to hit 30 HR and break .250. He finds a way to strike out in every meaningful situation. Skinny Ryan Howard also has managed to injure himself each of the past two seasons. Skinny Ryan Howard conned the organization into paying him 125 million dollars for production we could’ve gotten from a guy like Carlos Pena for 1/5th the investment.
    So I say sprint straight back to the buffet, Ryan.

  • Ken Junod February 20, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    He looks like he’s been enjoying too many wings & sides of cheese fries.
    Nose & gut need to be trimmed upa

  • Aaron February 20, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    WOWWW… he looks HUGE

  • Luke February 20, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    I vote for plump ryan over svelt ryan. My enjoyment of watching the phillies play has a direct relationship with his weight. The heavier the howard, the better the overall experience and end result.

  • Blonders February 20, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    ryan howard was fat in 2008

  • Tyson February 20, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    Maybe this will be like in Rookie of the Year. Ryan injures his achilles and comes back with insane power and speed.
    He may want to get back on that Subway diet first, however.

  • Mark February 20, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    I love Fat Ryan. Fat Ryan mashed bombs.

  • NickFromGermantown February 20, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    It’s good to know that his already strained-to-rupture Achilles will be even more strained now.

  • Gene Rich February 20, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    Oh great he’s going be lazy now that his contract kicks in this season

  • Tyler February 20, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    Fat Howard hit 40+ homers/season. Moderately athletic, Subway powered Howard, not so much. I’ll take a fat Big Piece over a thinner one any day of the week.

  • otro caballo February 20, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    when he was fat he was hitting 50 homers, when he was in shape he was hitting 30. so it could be worse

  • Calvin Candie February 20, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    It’s not his weight. A study done by Acta Sports shows the shift takes 100 points off his average. His inability to adjust is what hurts him.

  • Calvano February 20, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    He should be more worried about hitting lefties then anything else. He’s useless in the post season

  • Captain Jack February 20, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    That fat fuck better lose some weight. I saw him a Chickie’s two weeks ago slamming 2 dozen wings and clams white.

  • Shane February 20, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    his left leg > his right leg
    by a lot

  • Davis February 20, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    so what happened in cole’s press conference?

  • Old Legs Henderson February 20, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    Fat Howard = Bombers

  • Jared February 20, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    Looks he he enshrined too many sandwiches into the “MMMM… Hall of Fame” this offseason.

  • ThePhillyFlash February 21, 2012 at 4:31 am

    Oh, please! Compared to Prince Fielder, Ryan looks practically anorexic. Get off his case already!

  • justquitnow February 21, 2012 at 9:22 am

    yeeaaa! We’re name calling! GROW UP.

  • MM February 21, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    Pinstripes are very slimming

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