The Giants put their top young hitter through boot camp to get fit
This column appears in the Jan. 11 issue of ESPN The Magazine.
Pablo Sandoval's posture is giving him away. He sits in the trainer's office at AT&T Park, leaning back as far as possible in a tilting desk chair, his hands laced behind his head, eyes fixed on the ceiling, "Operation Panda" T-shirt almost but not quite covering his stomach.
It is lunchtime, late in the second week of Operation Panda, a 22-day November fitness and nutrition program the Giants organized to educate the chubby and marvelously talented Sandoval -- Kung Fu Panda to Bay Area fans -- on the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.
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