These days he looks like a wine barrel balanced atop a pair of
sturdy supports, each resembling one of the massive turkey legs
he offers on his menu. Greg Luzinski has finally landed where
fans always imagined he was most comfortable: behind a barbecue
grill. Following a 15-year career as a major league outfielder
and DH, the Bull--a nickname that characterized his power (307
career homers) as well as his stature (the four-time All-Star
estimates that at his peak he carried 250 pounds on his 6'1"
frame)--went home to Benita Springs, Fla., in 1996 and perfected
his barbecue recipes.
This is an article from the July 12, 2004 issue
Now he can be found at Bull's BBQ, which occupies a tent beyond
rightfield at Citizens Bank Park, the new stadium in
Philadelphia, where he spent 11 seasons. Luzinski, 53, wanders
the stands before games, signs autographs and taste-tests his
ribs, pulled pork and chicken. His big ambition: whipping the
proprietor of Boog's Barbecue at Camden Yards in Baltimore,
former Orioles slugger and close friend Boog Powell, in a
grill-off, perhaps in Atlantic City.