Ballplayers spend much more than just the three hours of the game every night at the ballpark.
In between bullpen sessions, batting practice, film study and everything else that goes along with being a professional baseball player, the players have to find something to eat.
For the RedHawks and other professional players, that usually means hitting the training table spread.
With players from all over the world, it can be hard to please everyone.
Tulsa native Dallas Keuchel isn't too picky, although his tastes vary depending on whether he's pitching that day or not.
“If I'm not throwing, I'll eat just about anything,” he said. “But if I'm pitching, it's just usually a turkey sandwich or something else light.”
The best training table food in the minor leagues usually comes at the expense of big leaguers down on a rehab assignment.
When Cubs outfielder Marlon Byrd had to go down to Iowa for a few games last year, he treated the team to Fleming's Prime Steakhouse.
“It's exciting,” RedHawks outfielder Brad Snyder said. “It was ridiculously good.”
While many of the players said steak was their favorite clubhouse food on the rare occasion it made an appearance, outfielder Fernando Martinez isn't picky.
“There's so much food that is good,” Martinez said. “I don't have a problem with most anything.
“There's a couple of friends I have in baseball that have trouble finding something to eat in the clubhouse sometimes.”
P.F. Chang's is another favorite among ballplayers — both catered to the clubhouse and as a place to hit up on the road.
Things are a bit different now than when Leon Roberts began his minor league career in 1972 and broke into the bigs two years later.
Clubhouse food was, much of the time, the cheapest food available to feed the large group.
“When I first came up, they'd throw two loaves of bread out there and a bunch of sandwich meat and maybe some mustard,” said Roberts, who spent 11 years in the majors, including the 1976 and '77 seasons with the Houston Astros. “It was either that or a bucket of fried chicken.”
Players do occasionally get time for a meal away from the ballpark when on the road.
In the Pacific Coast League, there are two clear favorites among road cities to eat — Memphis and Las Vegas.
“I really enjoy Memphis,” RedHawks outfielder Collin DeLome said. “There are so many great places to eat there.”
Manager Tony DeFrancesco's favorite stop is Vegas.
“The restaurants, the food, the city in general,” DeFrancesco said. “There's just a little bit of everything there.
“I also really enjoyed going to Portland when they were in the league. It's a different kind of culture there.”