Jose Bautista Loves His Cereal

I never thought I’d say this, but with the Toronto Blue Jays sitting at a remarkable 20 games above .500, we’re running out of things to say about how well the club is playing right now.

So in lieu of heaping praise upon the Blue Jays, today I’m going to delve into a much more important topic: breakfast cereal.

Yes, most of us eat it every single day. Some of us (yours truly) even like to enjoy it as a late night snack before bed. Well, it turns out Jose Bautista does as well. In fact, in light of some recent inexplicable photos and interviews, it appears as though he’s a cereal fanatic.


Over the past week or so, he’s been photographed on more than one occasion holding a box of Golden Grahams. This one, just prior to the team’s flight from Toronto to Boston.

Also, note the small bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch … potentially as an appetizer before the main course of Golden Grahams?

And last week, Joey Bats posed again with another box of the famous honey sweet squares. Do you think he finished the entire box on the flight?

This time, he opted for that small single-serve container of Cinnamon Toast Crunch. Just a little light breakfast on an off-day.

A photo posted by Jose Bautista (@joeybats19) on Aug 24, 2015 at 6:14pm PDT

Judging by these photos, Jose Bautista’s affinity for cereal only appears to be a recent development. However, he actually revealed his admiration for breakfast cereal just a few months ago.

Back in early July, Adweek spoke with Jose Bautista and they discussed many things; among them, how Joey bats likes to wind down before bedtime:

“I watch TV, make myself a huge bowl of cereal — Cinnamon Toast Crunch or Lucky Charms or Cap’n Crunch — and let the milk do its job and put me to sleep.”

How endearing is that? Not only that Joey Bats loves his cereal, he loves his sugary cereals … and huge bowls of them! Not the boring kinds like Corn Flakes or Rice Krispies … the kinds of cereal which are outlawed by many parents.

The nutritional merits of these cereals are debatable, but with the amount of calories professional athletes like Bautista burn over the course of one day, a few bowls of sugary carbs should be the least of their concerns.

I’m not sure whether this was Jose Bautista’s subtle way at getting an endorsement from General Mills. But if there weren’t enough people eating Golden Grahams and Cinnamon Toast Crunch already, there will be now.


Joey Bats? More like Joey Spoons. (Sorry, I’ll show myself out).

Images via Jose Bautista’s Instagram

Ian Hunter

Ian has been writing about the Toronto Blue Jays since 2007. He enjoyed the tail-end of the Roy Halladay era and vividly remembers the Alex Rodriguez "mine" incident. He'll also retell the story of Game 5 of the 2015 ALDS to his kids for the next 20 years.

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