Food

What Nationals Players Eat for Breakfast (Pictures)

What fuels Washington’s winning baseball team? Bagels, Benedict, and Mom’s French toast.
Stephen Strasburg knows better than to skip the most important meal of the day. Photograph courtesy of Patrick McDermott/Getty Images.

Maybe breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. The Nationals have gone
further in their season than any Washington baseball team in nearly 80 years, and
we’re guessing they couldn’t have done it without their morning meal. We asked pitcher

Stephen Strasburg, first baseman
Adam LaRoche, manager
Davey Johnson, and other Nats players about their go-to grub in the morning. Browse through the
slideshow to see who prefers cookies over eggs, and which Nationals mom makes the
best French toast.

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Anna Spiegel
Food Editor

Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.