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What's a GM meeting without a tall tale or two?

One of the joys of baseball is the stories it produces – whether they're true or not, and certainly whether they're politically incorrect.

This morning off the main lobby at the GM meetings, this one made the rounds about legendary baseball character Rocky Bridges, and reportedly occurred when he was managing the team in Everett.

It was spring training, and Bridges showed up leaner than he'd been the previous season. Naturally, he was asked about his weight loss.

"I found a diet drink, Metrical," Bridges said. "And I drank three or four 16- ounce glasses a day. I mixed it a little, two parts Metrical, one part Vodka."

And the results?

"I lost 20 pounds – and my drivers license," Bridges replied.