May 21, 2009

G41: Red Sox 5, Blue Jays 1

Blue Jays - 000 000 100 - 1 11  1
Red Sox - 301 010 00x - 5 7 0
SWEEP! ... 0.5 GB.

Jason Bay hit a two-run home run off the top of the right-center field wall to cap a three-run first. Dustin Pedroia doubled and scored on Kevin Youkilis's single in the third, then drove in Jacoby Ellsbury with a single in the fifth. LBJ doubled in the first to extend his hitting streak to 16 games.

Lester was strong (6.1-8-1-2-4, 109), allowing a fair amount of hits, as Brad Penny did last night, but staying out of any serious trouble. Toronto had at least one baserunner in eight of the nine innings. Lester took great advantage of a generous outside strike zone (to right-handed hitters) from home plate umpire Marvin Hudson. Toronto hitters were in a perpetual state of annoyance all evening.

David Ortiz got an RBI on a ground out in the first, singled in the fifth and lined out to second in the eighth (Aaron Hill was perfectly placed in short right field).

***

Robert Ray (3.60, 127 ERA+) / Jon Lester (6.51, 76 ERA+)

Lester has had a bad case of gopheritis this season, allowing 10 home runs compared to 14 all of last season. He has allowed two dongs in three of his last four starts. Overall, in his last 10 innings, Lester has allowed 18 hits and 13 runs.

MLB.com:
Ray recorded his first Major League victory last Saturday, when the Jays defeated the White Sox, 2-1, at Rogers Centre. He went a career-high eight innings, allowing three hits -- the fewest he has yielded in three big league starts -- and issuing one walk. The lone run he surrendered was unearned, as Chicago's Scott Podsednik stole third base and scored on a throwing error by Jays catcher Raul Chavez. Ray struck out three and did not allow an extra-base hit.
In my post earlier today, I included a (presumably tongue-in-cheek) quote from David Ortiz saying that he was slumping so bad, he was considering batting right-handed.

This Date In Baseball History:
1930 - Babe Ruth hits three consecutive home runs in the first game of a doubleheader against the A's, then batting against Jack Quinn in the 9th, Ruth decides to hit right handed. After two strikes, he switches to lefty but strikes out. ...
There are a few other recorded instances of Ruth batting right-handed in a game. ... From May 21, 1957:
Boston baseball writers reaffirm their decision to bar women from the press box and refuse to allow Doris O'Donnell, a Cleveland feature writer traveling with the Indians, to sit in the Fenway Park press area.
Finally, I have a hard time believing this one:
1880 - In Albany's Riverside Park, Lip Pike hits a ball over the wall and into the river. RF Lon Knight begins to go after the ball in a boat but gives up. Few parks have ground rules about giving the batter an automatic home run on a hit over the fence.
Wouldn't Pike have already circled the bases by the time Knight found a boat, got in and pushed off from shore?

More Pre-Game Reading Material: Joe Posnanski vs Steve Phillips, fjm-style: Not a fair fight!
SP: "While he [Beltran] has that great talent, there are times when he doesn't play the game and make plays."

JP: "Yep, those players who don't play the game or make plays, those are the worst kinds of players in the world. You want a player who plays the game, makes plays, a player who makes game plays, the plays gamers play to make, a player who makes plays for plays that playmakers make."

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redsock said...

Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
David Ortiz, DH
Kevin Youkilis, 1B
Jason Bay, LF
J.D. Drew, RF
Mike Lowell, 3B
Jason Varitek, C
Julio Lugo, SS

Marco Scutaro, SS
Aaron Hill, 2B
Alex Rios, RF
Vernon Wells, CF
Adam Lind, DH
Scott Rolen, 3B
Kevin Millar, 1B
Rod Barajas, C
Jose Bautista, LF

A Conformer said...

The name Lon Knight is also extremely improbable. Although it is more probable than Lon Wolf, I guess.

9casey said...

redsock said...
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
David Ortiz, DH
Kevin Youkilis, 1B
Jason Bay, LF
J.D. Drew, RF
Mike Lowell, 3B
Jason Varitek, C
Julio Lugo, SS



Is this the first time this season with this lineup?

redsock said...

B-Ref link up now.

Zenslinger said...

Is this the first time this season with this lineup?If you consider that there can't have been much overlap between Lugo coming back and Youk going down, then, yes, I think so.

redsock said...

209 Lineups

SoSock said...

A full boat!
Referring to the line-up, not the chased after ball.
And Posnanski sounds just like Frank Calliendo doing his Madden impersonation. Although, of course, that is intentional gibberish.
Off to Thirsty Thursday!
Be Wicked Lester! I expect a victory in the books when I stagger in the door tonight.

SoSock said...

Hopefully I will still be capable of staggering :)

redsock said...

2009 not 209.

L-girl said...

Thirsty Thursday, that sounds like fun.

redsock said...

Stay Thirsty, My Friends

Amy said...

Good evening. Another gorgeous night for baseball.

L-girl said...

Great weather for everything. I've been working outside on the patio every day, loving it.

Amy said...

It was a tad warm today (93), but I am not complaining. Much better than the 38 degree morning we had on Monday.

Ish said...

Amy luckily the cold mornings rebound quickly. It was warm today though. Still warm! 92 here.

It was 88 in far northern Maine and 86 in Miami.

L-girl said...

Blue Jays strand a pair: DRINK!

Ish said...

Papi's Postgame interview with Castig and Rish last night.

Ish said...

That's the interview where he calls FY a crazy bastard.

Amy said...

Yes! A good start!

Ish said...

Twins beat the White Sox 20-1 today.

Edward Lee said...

This chump has nothing.

L-girl said...

That's 16!

Amy said...

Thanks for the link, Ish. I wanted to hear that interview.

Amy said...

OK, at least the run scored.

Amy said...

Good at bat for Youk here.

redsock said...

"flaired foul"

Ish said...

I was watching a college baseball game on NESN today at the gym - Georgia Tech and Boston College - and I noticed one thing about college pitchers is they all seem to pitch very high. The only time I saw a ball low is when it started high and broke low. Maybe if you were a college pitcher and you kept the ball down, how good could you be? Or maybe you'll get lit up.

Amy said...

GONE! THUNDERING!

redsock said...

O Face!!!!!!

L-girl said...

DOUNG!!!!!!!!!

Edward Lee said...

Gogogogogogo centerfield jetstream!

Ish said...

Did that hit the top of the wall? Right-center field is THUNDER BAY!!

Wooo doungs homres and such!

Kevin said...

DOUNG!!!

He is really fucking good.

Ish said...

"But the damage done."

Drink!

L-girl said...

Millar looks so ridiculous with his shoe-polish beard.

Zenslinger said...

Yay, Jason.

Tampa Bay has a disturbing ability to come back...they tie it, 5-5, in the bottom of the ninth.

Benjamin said...

Joba yanked in the first after getting hit by a line drive (leg). Good times, good times.

redsock said...

crouchy stance from the cabin.

redsock said...

well, the yankees ARE the only team n baseball whose players get injured.

Amy said...

Toilet problem at the non-toilet park in NYC.

L-girl said...

Pretty disgusting story!

redsock said...

i knew someone who mention toilet/mets, but i did not think it would be amy!!!!

Amy said...

I like to be mysterious and unpredictable.

Since I almost never am!

I wish Lester was not giving up all these hits.

Amy said...

Fortunately, Toronto cannot seem to take advantage of those hits.

L-girl said...

I hope everyone is noting the Toronto LOBs.

Edward Lee said...

Eh, some of these hits were on pretty good pitches on the edge of the strike zone.

Lester got lucky on the curveball to Rios though -- I thought that one was gone.

Amy said...

Yes, their LOBs don't annoy me though.

L-girl said...

No, I wouldn't expect them to. :)

Some threaders act as if LOB is a Sox-only problem.

redsock said...

fuckiing ump is moonwalking?

Edward Lee said...

Some threaders act as if LOB is a Sox-only problem.\begin{sarcasm}

The GIDPs piss me off too. If the Sox would just stop getting on base, they wouldn't have these problems.

\end{sarcasm}

Amy said...

LOL, Edward.

I want every Sox player on base to score. What's wrong with that? :)

L-girl said...

Edward, I appreciate the tags there, as I am seriously sarcasm-challenged online. :)

L-girl said...

Eck: You can see exactly what kind of cheese he's got. [with HD]

Don: You can see if it has hair on it or not?

:>)

Amy said...

Did you have the lack of sarcasm radar when you lived in NY? Or did you just assume everyone was being sarcastic? (I know you mean only on line; I assume in person facial cues and tone tip you off.)

Amy said...

I missed that Eck/DO exchange. Too funny. I bet Don wishes he could use adverbs also.

L-girl said...

People do sometimes act as if every base runner scores, except during Red Sox games. It's strange, because baseball is full of LOB. Unless your team only hits home runs, it has to be.

And Amy, I wasn't thinking of you with this, really.

Amy said...

Well, I do get frustrated when the team cannot take advantage of scoring opportunities, but I do not think it is a problem that only the Sox face. All teams do.

L-girl said...

I don't think I've changed that much since moving to Canada! But we didn't gamethread then.

Most people know not to use sarcasm online in comments or blogs unless they use emoticons or it's extremely obvious. It only comes up in gamethreads.

L-girl said...

down by way of the K DRINK!

Amy said...

Yeah, I try to use those :) things on threads and even in emails to avoid being misconstrued since I tend to be sarcastic.

In fact, I was even kidding with that post. I didn't think Canada had softened you that much (and I knew you didn't have game threads back then.)

Edward Lee said...

I pointed out a few games ago that Seattle is at the bottom of the league in OBP but near the top in GIDP. Now that is hilarious.

L-girl said...

I knew you were kidding. :)

Amy said...

Has anyone spotted Jere yet?

L-girl said...

I am not getting the attraction of Eck as announcer.

Amy said...

I think people find him folksy. I am not big on folksy.

Amy said...

Nice K!

Kevin said...

Sit

It seems the starting rotation may finally be getting back on track.

L-girl said...

Every time an announcer says someone's pitch count is rising, either A or I says "pitch count... rising" in a James Kirk voice. And we laugh at it every single time.

redsock said...

eck is still a chatterbox, but i have liked him last night and today.

9casey said...

L-girl said...
I am not getting the attraction of Eck as announcer.



He's pretty good, seein how hard it must be .......Remys older stuff wasn't that good at all, and Eck just steps and does a pretty good job....

Amy said...

Safe! Scary, though.

L-girl said...

SAFE! FUCK YEAH!

redsock said...

don ever says "his pitch count is rising" like a regular sentence. he omits the verb and leaves a slight pause so we hear it as "pitch count .. rising" and we naturally think of kirk.

L-girl said...

I'm not saying it's easy to do, just that I don't care for his results.

Edward Lee said...

I think I just suffered a stroke while watching the plug for the Beckett burger.

L-girl said...

"pitch count rising" is especially amusing when baltimore is in town

Benjamin said...

Youkilis will fuck you up.

Amy said...

Love having Youk back.

L-girl said...

That thing looked gross. But it's a cute idea, I like the t-shirts.

Edward Lee said...

I think Eck is at his best when he's brutally honest instead of being a homer.

Zenslinger said...

Youk's hitting a cool .411 after that RBI.

Heh.

Amy said...

Cool he did not look. Plenty of Youk sweat there.

L-girl said...

SHOW THE GAME
SHOW THE GAME
SHOW THE GAME

L-girl said...

Yook seldom looks literally cool.

L-girl said...

A bit too much burger talk here!

Amy said...

Yeah, especially for me. I haven't had a burger in close to 40 years.

Amy said...

Eck used Bad to the Bone? Huh, I didn't know that.

Zenslinger said...

Peavy's blocking the trade to the White Sox.

Not sure why he's so coveted. He seems to project as only somewhat above average from now on, and he's owed pre-financial crisis Cy Young winner money.

9casey said...

Amy said...
Yeah, especially for me. I haven't had a burger in close to 40 years.




I don't know how people do it..

L-girl said...

Chances are they don't enjoy burgers that much in the first place. I eat one burger a year, and I could care less if I eat that.

9casey said...

Zenslinger said...
Peavy's blocking the trade to the White Sox.


Where does he want to go ...I think he already said he would block a trade to any east coast team as well

L-girl said...

(Although those In-N-Outs in California did make a liar out of me.)

Amy said...

You mean do without burgers? Or eat burgers?

I have not missed them at all. Sometimes when I smell them being grilled, I still salivate. But I am never tempted to eat one.

L-girl said...

Quite sure Casey meant how do people do w/o burgers.

L-girl said...

As you know, I eat meat, and we eat our share of steak (and probably Amy's share as well) but burgers are no big deal to me. Not worth it.

L-girl said...

nice dp!

Amy said...

I think there is only one food I could not live without. Ice cream. It's the only food I absolutely love. I like lots of other things, but could give any of them up if I had to.

L-girl said...

That's so cute. I know over the summer you always mention getting ice cream.

Amy said...

Yeah, but I even love it in the winter!

redsock said...

all this burger talk has got me hungry. ...

redsock said...

PC

Ray: 31-14-16 7 -68
Lester: 17-19-18 23 - 77

Amy said...

One year on my birthday I decided eat only ice cream all day. BIG mistake...

Ish said...

Amy I just got back from getting ice cream and I'm still eating it! Good timing on this discussion. Also got 2 slices, well, one slice that is a quarter pizza for $2.50.

L-girl said...

"One year on my birthday I decided eat only ice cream all day. BIG mistake..."

LOL

I'm sure it wasn't funny at the time!

Amy said...

What kind of ice cream, Ish?

$2.50 for two slices sounds like a good deal.

I remember paying 25 cents a slice and 25 cents for a Coke, and that seemed expensive.

L-girl said...

It is unbelievable how many times they show this Dos Equis commercial. I think we're getting Cdn ads, not NESN. This one ad is running constantly.

s1c said...

4-0, That is a score I like to see when I get home!!!

Amy said...

Well, I learned one of those important life lessons---there CAN be too much of a good thing. And Harvey had planned a nice dinner, and I felt badly being unable to enjoy it!

L-girl said...

Amy, you remember paying .25 for a slice of pizza? You are not 110 years old. How can that be.

Amy said...

I have not seen the Dos Eqis ad, but you know how I block out the ads.

s1c said...

Yeah baby, give that man an error

L-girl said...

Lugo never touched the bag!

Amy said...

When I was in a kid (say, 1964 or so), we would walk to town and get pizza and a coke for a half dollar, use the other half for a Superman comic and some candy for the walk home.

No lying.

Ish said...

Most people know not to use sarcasm online in comments or blogs unless they use emoticons or it's extremely obvious. It only comes up in gamethreads. - Tell tale sign for my sarcasm is :P at the end.

L-girl said...

My siblings are your age and I am certain they never saw that. That sounds like a story my father would have told! You know, how for a nickel you saw two movies and a stage show, and they gave you a door prize...

s1c said...

When I was a kid you couldn't buy pizza by the slice and the only pizza places around was the hut and it was a big deal when springdale got a God Fathers

Amy said...

Eck still mad at the umpires years later.

L-girl said...

So Amy, why should we trust your memory on this one, eh?

Amy said...

Ask your siblings. I remember it very clearly.

Harvey says the same thing. In fact, he says there were pizza wars when he could get a slice for a dime or 15 cents. Regular price was a quarter.

Amy said...

S1c, I take it you did not grow up in NY. We could always get pizza by the slice.

(I am sure you remember that, Laura.)

L-girl said...

You can still get pizza by the slice in NYC.

Amy said...

YES!!! Another run!

L-girl said...

If I asked my siblings that, they would laugh at me and say, we're not that much older than you, we're not mommy's age.

5-0!!

redsock said...

no hacking, flo.

L-girl said...

But we didn't grow up in NYC. Maybe pizza was expensive in the suburbs! :)

Ish said...

Amy I got peppermint stick ice cream!

I eat burgers on a regular basis. Once every week or two. I enjoy cheddar and bacon on them. Baby spinach if I'm at home. Sometimes a steak sauce depending on where I go.

There is a place near here that has bison burgers. Those are tasty. Bacon, cheddar, and salsa!

Salsa is a very underrated condiment.

Amy said...

I grew up in Westchester. Nikki's Pizzeria in White Plains.

L-girl said...

I hate bison burgers. My mother always talks about them.

s1c said...

Amy I grew up in the Ozarks and Pizza hut was the only pizza place in town and they never sold pizza by the slice.

The first fast food was a sonic, followed by a Taco Tico and then my senior year we got an A & W.

L-girl said...

I grew up in Rockland. No .25 pizza there!

L-girl said...

Pizza wasn't fast food in those days. It was just pizza. From pizzerias.

s1c said...

Papi!!!

L-girl said...

nice to se papi hit, no matter how many bases he gets out of it.

Amy said...

Here's a quote from an article about the rising costs of making pizza. Note especially the last sentence:

"Domenico DeMarco, owner of Di Fara Pizza in Brooklyn, N.Y., recently increased the price of one his savory slices from $3 to $4, causing a stir on food blogs and tabloids. The pizza is considered among the best in the city.

DeMarco, 71, said the cost of using fresh ingredients, including flour, tomatoes and cheese from Italy, had forced the spike. DeMarco, who makes about 150 pizzas by hand a day, was unapologetic. Economics had forced his hand.

"A lot of people say I should sell it for $5," the famed pizza maker said with a slight smile as he worked the dough for a $20 pie that was once a $1 when he opened in 1964. A slice then was 20 cents, he said."

Ish said...

I remember when I used to measure the size of a town by how many McDonalds there were in it. If there was a McDonalds it was a decent town.

s1c, I heard there will be a Sonic opening in Peabody. I think in August along Route 1. That's one place I'd like to eat at once.

Amy said...

Now doing that research made me miss Papi's hit!

L-girl said...

"If there was a McDonalds it was a decent town."

!!!!

A Conformer said...

The first fast food was a sonic, followed by a Taco Tico and then my senior year we got an A & W.Funny. I find myself completely unable to imagine how the US looked like without chain fast food places...

Hi, btw.

redsock said...

Here's a quote from an article about the rising costs of making pizza. Note especially the last sentence:

I thought this was a Jere post!

Amy said...

Had me trup'd.

Amy said...
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L-girl said...

Amy, I have blogged about Dom DiFara many times. He's a NYC institution.

Nevertheless, my siblings never bought pizza for .25. They are a bit younger than you, I think. Perhaps there was a big price surge.

redsock said...

hee hee hee

Ish said...

Did anyone see Jere?? He's probably like I'M ON TV!!!! Even though he knows there wouldn't be a closeup of him there.


L, luckily my sentiments of McDonalds has changed drastically. The last time I had a meal there was last September 22nd, at South Station on my way to Fenway in a hurry.

s1c said...

Agreed Pizza hut is not fast food, but it was the only National chain in town for years. All of the diners, restaurants were local greasy spoons etc.

Then again, the town was only 5,000 people with only one stop light in town, so it wasn't like we were a destination spot of the world (of course now it is a humming little town)

L-girl said...

"Funny. I find myself completely unable to imagine how the US looked like without chain fast food places..."

I remember it.

Ofer, you might like to read John Steinbeck's Travels with Charley. He traveled across the country w/ his dog right before all these changes were beginning, the fast food and homogenized towns.

(It's one of the most important books of my life.)

Edward Lee said...

I could really go for a couple slices of tomato basil pizza from Pinocchio's right about now.

Amy said...

I think I might have to find his pizza in Brooklyn. We will be in Brooklyn this Sunday, but I don't think we'll have a chance this time.

A Conformer said...

Then again, the town was only 5,000 people with only one stop light in town, so it wasn't like we were a destination spot of the world (of course now it is a humming little town)Where do you live in the Ozarks, S1C?

Ish said...

I've been to A & W three times. Well, 3.5 times. The three times were in Canada. First time was in Fredericton, New Brunswick. I was 15 or so and thoroughly astounded.

s1c said...

Ish, Sonic made these huge burgers and it was the hang out spot for the high school kids when it opened. I might have to go to peabody just to relive my high school memories

L-girl said...

No s1c, I meant pizza hut is definitely fast food, but pizza was not fast food when we were kids. It was made individually, slowly, in non-chain pizzerias. Pizza Hut is and always was fast food.

Ish said...

EAT THE BURGER! I don't want to see you in your underwear next game.

Looks like they're using flatbread for the roll rather than a roll roll. Good idea. I'd never eat a burger that big.

s1c said...

I don't live in the Ozarks, I am in CT.

Amy said...

I remember life before chain stores and fast food outlets were everywhere also. I never even saw a McDonalds until I was in high school.

There were no Pizza Huts or Domino's. Just local pizzerias.

L-girl said...

Difara is an amazing place. It's an honour just to be around someone like that - a craftsman. Tomatoes bubbling in the pot to make sauce, herbs growing in the window, only mozzarella from his hometown in Italy.

And he's such a nice man, loves to talk about his pizza.

Amy said...

Where is it in Brooklyn? I will have to ask my daughter to find it for us.

s1c said...

Hot dog places, burger joints, drive ins and steak houses where I grew up.

L-girl said...

"I never even saw a McDonalds until I was in high school."

Jr High for me, and it was something exotic.

Ish, good for you on the change. Now about those cheddar bacon burgers twice a week...

Ish said...

Amy my dad grew up in northern Maine and talked about when McDonalds opened in Bangor, three hours away. It was a big deal to stop at McDonalds back then.

L-girl said...

D train to Avenue J

s1c said...

A & W was next to the football stadium in town, Friday nights meant a stop for a RB float either before or after the game.

A Conformer said...

Is the pizza place you were talking about the one that's 2-3 blocks from the Brooklyn Bridge?

Ish said...

L, once every one or two weeks on the burgers. Haha. Once in awhile it works out to where I'll have two in a week but that's rare.

L-girl said...

Hey, Dominic has a website now! Cool. I've been misspelling his name. It's Di Fara.

Di Fara Pizza

Amy said...

I cannot imagine driving 3 hours for a McDonalds! Were there no other restaurants any closer? (I have never understood the appeal of McDonalds, although I did go there in college when I had no money for much of anything else and was tired of pizza (which was no longer a quarter a slice).

s1c said...

Would like to see ON FIRE get on fire this year.

Ish said...

By the way when I said 3.5 times going to A&W the .5 was in Salem, NH at an A&W/KFC. It was a half menu for A&W with only burgers.

L-girl said...

Ofer, no, this one is deep into Brooklyn. The one near the bridge is great too. Patsy's, although it may be called something else now, there was a family feud over the name.

L-girl said...

Well that's better Ish.:)

Ish said...

Amy when they happened to be in Bangor for something else they'd make a point to stop at McDonalds.

Plus this was in the 1960s, and the 60s in northern Maine were pretty much the 40s and 50s with a glimmer of the 60s.

I spent New Years up in Caribou which was sort of ironic. It never really feels like a particular year up there. They're twenty years behind in some regards, ten years behind in other areas, and current in some areas.

Amy said...

I bookmarked it. It's about 4 miles from where my daughter lives. We will have to check it out.

A Conformer said...

Ofer, no, this one is deep into Brooklyn. The one near the bridge is great too. Patsy's, although it may be called something else now, there was a family feud over the name.Yeah, I remember there was some kind of sign explaining the name controversy or change or whatever.

L-girl said...

Amy, your daughter lives near Di Fara??? Oh wow.

Patsy's = Grimaldi's

That's the name now. Excellent place.

Amy said...

She lives in Park Slope, but according to the map, it's about a 15 minute drive.

L-girl said...

I haven't eaten anything from McDonald's in well over 10 years, but I did enjoy breakfast there. I used to love those egg mcwhatever sandwiches.

L-girl said...

I assumed you meant a different daughter! I know your daughter lives in Park Slope, but that is nowhere near Avenue J. Leave the car in the Slope and take the D train.

L-girl said...

Oh 4 miles! I thought you wrote 4 blocks. Who thinks in terms of miles in NYC. :)

Ish said...

I got my start with bacon and cheese sandwiches at McDonalds. Loved getting the bacon and cheese biscuits. NO EGG.

Now if I get bacon and cheese it'll be on a bagel from Dunkin' Donuts or Panera, or one of the local bagel shops in the area.

redsock said...

ram ram up

Amy said...

OK, though after all these years, I will rely on Rebecca to get me there on the subway.

My other daughter lives in Boston. My loyal Red Sox fan daughter.

A Conformer said...

I had a very happy moment in Chile when I saw a McDonalds and suddenly realised I hadn't seen a single chain restaurant in 2.5 months.
And, if we're on the subject, Honduras is fucking filled with US chains. It's very strange... it's not only the usual suspects (McD, Burger King Pizza Hut, Starbucks), either. There are Long John Silvers and Quiznos and such.

Ish said...

L, I used to like McDonalds so much I had a birthday party there when I was very little. Five or so.

s1c said...

About the only thing I buy at a chain now is a toasted bagel with cream cheese (usually a blueberry or a cinnamon raisin)

Amy said...

Boy, we are on quite a food focus here.

I hope Allan wasn't really hungry.

Ish said...

I ate at McDonalds in Grand Falls, New Brunswick once. They had pizza and hot dogs!

L-girl said...

He shouldn't be, we had a nice dinner right before the game.

Lamb burgers on the grill and salad, then strawberries. Since we're reporting our food tonight!

A Conformer said...

Now that I think about it, I think I might've said that same thing about Honduras in a game thread already...

s1c said...

My first real full time job was as a Manager at Wendy's in Tulsa. Every dog in the neighborhood loved me.

Ish said...

I still frequent chains but I don't eat at McD, Burger King, Wendy's, Taco Bell, D'Angelo's, etc. anymore. Unless there's no choice, but there's a lot of choice now.

The two chains I go to the most are Subway and Chipotle.

But when I'm traveling around I always look for a local place or perhaps a chain that we don't have around here. I don't want to go on a trip and have the same food I have here.

Amy said...

One of the things I like about the Outer Cape is the dearth of chain stores and fast food outlets. There is one Subway in Provincetown, but you'd have to look carefully to notice it. And there was a big controversy when Marc Jacobs opened a store there because it was considered a "chain store." Hardly your typical chain store.

It's like going back to a time when all stores and restaurants were owned by small business people, not mega-corporations.

L-girl said...

The currency of Ecuador is the US $ so it might not be that strange. (Honduras fast food)

"L, I used to like McDonalds so much I had a birthday party there when I was very little. Five or so."

Well, it is addictive. There's a reaosn kids like it so much.

s1c said...

Food, yeah that would be good. We are just now eating home made subs, as we waited to eat after b-fly's award ceremonies tonight

s1c said...

Proud Papa alert - b-fly got the outstanding 4 year awards for Math and Foriegn Language tonight and top 20 award (3rd in class of 426)

L-girl said...

"One of the things I like about the Outer Cape is the dearth of chain stores and fast food outlets. "

My favourite places are all like that. Exactly the opposite of where I live now!

Newfoundland is like that, and the Oregon coast, and a large part of northern California. Almost all of Ireland. It's great.

Amy said...

What kind of awards for b-fly?

L-girl said...

Congratulations to Butterfly!

Ish said...

Eck: "I'd go out at get him now."

Don: "And here comes Terry Francona."

Eck (very quietly): "Thank you."

redsock said...

good work, jon.

pedro time!

Amy said...

So Lester did ok! Lots of hits, not overpowering, but he kept them from scoring.

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