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"A few minutes before 7 a.m. Tuesday, Julio Franco greeted a visitor to his apartment with the news that he had eaten 14 egg whites for breakfast.
But he was still hungry. A plate loaded with oatmeal awaited him, as did a banana and a glass of freshly squeezed grapefruit juice, and still Franco wanted more egg whites. Franco's wife, Rosa, normally cooks him breakfast, but she wasn't there; so, in Spanish, he asked a friend to cook him six egg whites.
"It's O.K., six more's not going to hurt," Franco said. "It's good protein.""
"Part Methuselah, part Incredible Hulk, Franco is, by 4 years 2 months 26 days, the oldest player in the major leagues. But he has the sculpted muscle definition and trim waist of an athlete half his age. "
"There are no magic pills," Franco said.
Franco is a walking anachronism and he knows it. He belongs in another era, when fast food, soda, preservatives and additives did not exist. Why else, he said, would he drink a liquid concoction made from beets, cauliflower, celery, broccoli, garlic, onions and an apple (to mask the unsavory tang)?
"It tastes nasty, but it's so good for you and 100 percent natural," Franco said. "That's all that I care about."
"On his easygoing nature: "If it's hot outside, great. If it's cold, great. If it rains or it's windy, I don't care. They're out of my control. The things in my life that I can control ? my diet, baseball, my interaction with friends, family, teammates ? that's what I can control, and that's what enriches my life.""