One of the fringe benefits of writing about the Pittsburgh Pirates' new performance kitchen a few years back was a tour of the team's luxurious 5,000-square-foot locker room in PNC Park, which includes couches and TVs along with a locker for each player on the 40-man roster.
Another was getting to meet second baseman Neil Walker, who at the time was wearing only his Under Armour underwear.
(Yes, I still got the interview, and yes, it was a little distracting.)
Now it's your turn to spice things up with the Pine-Richland native, who is in his fifth season with his hometown Buccos.
The 27-year-old is the latest local athlete to find his face on a food product -- in this case, the 12-ounce bottle of Steel City Spicy Brown Mustard, which Pittsburghers have been squirting on hot dogs for the past 17 years.
The mustard is marketed by PLB Sports, a Robinson-based producer of sports-branded specialty items. It joins a host of other Pittsburgh athlete-related condiments and breakfast foods, including Fleury Flakes, Keisel "The Diesel" Salsa, City of Champions Cereal (Hines Ward and Max Talbot) and the recently released "Dupuis Dijon," a creamy, fast-skating Dijon mustard named for Penguins' forward Pasqual Dupuis.
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