Mad Fact

Ty Cobb walked up to 30 miles a day during the off-season with lead in his shoes to maintain his lower body strength.

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Avocados (which are technically berries) contain more potassium than bananas and are one of the few fruits that is high in protein.

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Ty Cobb

Available: Arizona, Colorado, Texas, Utah

Chef's Inspiration

The original Cobb salad was created in 1937 as a midnight snack by Bob Cobb (awesome name) at the Brown Derby Restaurant in Hollywood. It was an instant hit and I figured it was better to let everyone’s favorite sleeping dog lie. But, if you want to kick it up a notch, ask for a dash of MAD Spice – our own zesty mix of peppers and ghost pepper-infused sea salt goes perfectly with the creamy avocado.

MAD Story

His surly temperament on and off the baseball diamond was legendary, but his interesting way of managing his anger went largely unreported for decades. Recently, some baseball historians found the secret diary of Ty Cobb (he wrote in it every night after making himself a mug of Earl Gray tea!), which detailed his calm-down routine. When he was angry, he would first count to 10 and take deep breaths in and out. But if that didn’t work, he would take his Louisville Slugger and SMASH EVERYTHING in his house. (Note: His psychologist did NOT endorse this method.) One day during a dinner party, he got into an argument with a buddy while making dinner…and out came the bat. Ty bashed the bacon strips to smithereens. The grape tomatoes? Pulverized. The blue cheese? Liquefied. The avocado? Smashed. The eggs? Smashed so hard they became hardboiled INSTANTLY from the heat of his fast swings. After his rage blackouts, Ty was always famished. He started scooping chunks of all of the pulverized ingredients into his mouth and dancing with glee. “THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST COMBINATIONS I’VE EVER CREATED DURING ONE OF MY ANGER MANAGEMENT SESSIONS!” And since that fateful day Ty ate his ‘Cobb’ concoction before every game. He went on to become one of the greatest ballplayers in history. Coincidence? We think not.

Ingredients

  • Romaine
  • Avocado
  • Tomatoes
  • Bacon
  • Red Onions
  • Eggs
  • Grilled Southwestern Chicken

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Nutrition Information

  • Calories
    546
  • Total Fat
    32g
  • Cholesterol
    269mg
  • Sodium
    1219mg
  • Total Carbs
    11g
  • Protein
    48g
  • Vitamin A
    231%
  • Vitamin C
    68%
  • Calcium
    9%
  • Iron
    22%