Many kids eat strange things under duress. Thinking about being dared to eat a bug, perhaps invoking the 5 second rule after 10 seconds for a cookie on a dirty floor, or even those dreaded Brussels sprouts off the lunch plate. Maybe dog food or cat food on a dare. Nobody needed to dare a young Ryne Sandberg, who discussed his like for cat food with CBS 3 Philly Sports analyst Chris Stigall: “I did that as a youngster, maybe four or five-years-old, maybe six-years-old. I don’t know. I guess I was hungry. I still remember the crunchiness of it was the biggest thing. This wasn’t a one time thing either. This went on for about a year as a little snack,” he confessed. Sandberg snacking between innings? Credit: confrazzled.com Of course, the National Baseball Hall of Famer’s nickname is “Ryno”, pretty far from a cat. There have been plenty of feline nicknames in baseball over the years, such as the Big Cat (Andres Galarraga), the Big Puma (Lance Berkman), or even Jim “Catfish” Hunter. Maybe the Philadelphia Phillies clubhouse staff could play a little joke on the former National League MVP and replace the usual sunflower seeds with some Kibbles ‘N Bits? - David Whitlock H/T: Bleacher Report Related Articles Ryne Sandberg on board with harsher punishment for PED users Ryne Sandberg pushing Jimmy Rollins to change approach at plate BREAKING: Phillies call press conference, manager change expected Be sure to like our Facebook Page Check out Sports-Kings YouTube Channel Or follow us on Twitter - David Whitlock Follow @lhd_on_sports - Blog Follow @RBTS_baseball - Sports-Kings Follow @realsportskings The post Philadelphia Phillies skipper Ryne Sandberg ate cat food as a kid appeared first on Reading Between The Seams.