CWS 2017: Oregon State shortstop dreams of becoming a chef
OMAHA, Neb. (FOX42KPTM) —
Baseball isn't the only love for the players at this year's College World Series.
Some players are now showing off other skills.
FOX 42's Bill Steckis spent some time with Oregon State's shortstop who is no "short order" cook.
This player's dream is to be a chef.
He juggles two passions: baseball and cooking.
Oregon State shortstop Cadyn Grenier said, "I want to open up a barbecue place one day."
He will cook most anything, but his favorite?
"Ribs, definitely ribs,” Grenier said.
He whipped up chicken cordon blue for his teammates.
“I use two pieces of ham a slice of Swiss for every piece,” Grenier said.
He preps for meals the same way he preps for games.
A sweet swing here and a tasty seasoning there.
It helps with team unity.
Grenier said, “Food brings people together. I love to cook for my roommates. It's something I’ve done since my old neighborhood in Las Vegas."
That's where he developed the passion.
“I can't draw,” Grenier said. “I can't color or paint so this is my artistic ability. It's fun. I cook all the time.
When asked for some cooking tips, Grenier replied, “When you slice the tomato, you want to curl your hands like this so you don't cut yourself."
A slice of life of a champion baseball player who puts beef and pork on the top of his list.
Grenier said, "Absolutely. I'd rather cook ribs, pulled pork, steak, something l like that. That's my thing.
So Grenier is eating up the atmosphere and serving up food at the College World Series.
Oregon state was one game away from getting to the finals.
The team lost to LSU Saturday.