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Tuesday, April 09, 2013

4-09-2013 OMNICHATTER

The Astrodome opened today in 1965. Houston will honor its memory by playing in the retractable roofed stadium of Safeco Field…

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   101. Depressoteric feels Royally blue these days Posted: April 09, 2013 at 08:45 PM (#4408992)
*flip*
   102. Lassus Posted: April 09, 2013 at 08:45 PM (#4408993)
Pelfrey getting lit up.

AAAAGH!

Oh wait, for someone else.

Who?
   103. Depressoteric feels Royally blue these days Posted: April 09, 2013 at 08:46 PM (#4408995)
AAAAGH!

Oh wait, for someone else.

Who?
Lassus, I love you. Don't ever change.
   104. Cowboy Popup Posted: April 09, 2013 at 08:47 PM (#4409000)
Whoa, finish up work and the Yanks are winning 7-0? Man, Cano is some kinda hot Cleveland.

And Gardner picks up a double on a ground ball up the middle! He's awesome.
   105. Lassus Posted: April 09, 2013 at 08:48 PM (#4409001)
The Twins, I see. Poor state. First the weather, now this.
   106. Bourbon Samurai Posted: April 09, 2013 at 08:49 PM (#4409002)
Was watching at the gym, and don't have a problem with Harper getting thrown out early. Two outs, 1st inning, looked like he had a shot.

Nice to see Gio with the strikeout, but would really like more than 5.

Hope Dunn gets a PH or a spot start in this series. He was my favorite terrible Nat.
   107. rb's team is hopeful for the new year! Posted: April 09, 2013 at 08:49 PM (#4409003)
Apparently the ump wanted chris johnson to not walk that at bat, since he called two strikes that weren't even close.


Also, earlier in the thread, someone mentioned that the astros weren't going to play the marlins, and i spent 5 minutes outraged, until i remembered the astros weren't in the national league anymore.
   108. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: April 09, 2013 at 08:50 PM (#4409006)
I really really want Vin Scully to plug Farmer John sausages. But he won't because he's a stupid Dodger.
   109. Spahn Insane Posted: April 09, 2013 at 08:53 PM (#4409008)
The Twins, I see. Poor state. First the weather, now this.

Well, it's no Utica.

Brent Liillibridge is officially a member of the F-troop. He has more errors than hits this season--and has since the season's first inning.
   110. Bourbon Samurai Posted: April 09, 2013 at 08:53 PM (#4409010)
Nats and Sox all tied up. Nats need to get their offense going.
   111. Russlan is fond of Dillon Gee Posted: April 09, 2013 at 08:54 PM (#4409011)
The most overrated front office in baseball has to be Cleveland's, right?
   112. Spahn Insane Posted: April 09, 2013 at 08:55 PM (#4409012)
I'll say this:

I like Travis Wood. I think he has a chance to be better than crappy.
   113. Spahn Insane Posted: April 09, 2013 at 08:56 PM (#4409015)
The most overrated front office in baseball has to be Cleveland's, right?

Hasn't that been true for a while? Or maybe it was for a while, then ceased to be. I always thought Shapiro was overrated.
   114. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: April 09, 2013 at 08:56 PM (#4409017)
Why can't Pizza Hut just concentrate on making a basic pizza that doesn't taste like ####?
   115. Lassus Posted: April 09, 2013 at 08:57 PM (#4409018)
Well, it's no Utica.

This year, holy jesus, what a shitshow.
   116. Joey B. has reignited his October #Natitude Posted: April 09, 2013 at 08:57 PM (#4409019)
Our defense really has been awful so far this season.
   117. Spahn Insane Posted: April 09, 2013 at 08:57 PM (#4409020)
Why can't Pizza Hut just concentrate on making a basic pizza that doesn't taste like ####?

Why? Which of their competitors does? (Speaking of the chains here, not the Malnati's, etc. of the universe.)
   118. Spahn Insane Posted: April 09, 2013 at 08:58 PM (#4409022)
This year, holy jesus, what a shitshow.

March a little chilly, was it?
   119. madvillain Posted: April 09, 2013 at 08:59 PM (#4409023)
Sox hitting a lot of ropes right at people with runners on. Of course, a couple of those runners were BABIP luck themselves.

Good ballgame here.
   120. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: April 09, 2013 at 08:59 PM (#4409025)
Why? Which of their competitors does?

Dominos is giving everyone of their artisan pizzas a handjob and a leaflet on good hygiene these days!
   121. Spahn Insane Posted: April 09, 2013 at 08:59 PM (#4409026)
Hearing Len and JIm cover for Valbuena's stupid throw home yesterday was quite a piece of work.
   122. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: April 09, 2013 at 09:00 PM (#4409027)
Mark Kotsay appearance! He's 5 for 9 this year so far.
   123. Spahn Insane Posted: April 09, 2013 at 09:01 PM (#4409028)
Dominos is giving everyone of their artisan pizzas a handjob and a leaflet on good hygiene these days!

Sure, that's what the commercials say, but how can we be sure they're following through?

Eew...
   124. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: April 09, 2013 at 09:01 PM (#4409029)
6 for 10!
   125. Depressoteric feels Royally blue these days Posted: April 09, 2013 at 09:02 PM (#4409032)
Finally! A Nat successfully stretches a single into a double without getting thrown out!
   126. madvillain Posted: April 09, 2013 at 09:02 PM (#4409033)
####### Span. Once a Twinkie, forwever a Twinkie.
   127. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: April 09, 2013 at 09:02 PM (#4409034)
oh rickie
   128. Bourbon Samurai Posted: April 09, 2013 at 09:02 PM (#4409035)
Hey, we made one!
   129. Spahn Insane Posted: April 09, 2013 at 09:03 PM (#4409036)
I felt shafted by yesterday's windshift at Wrigley, by the way. Half an hour earlier, and Castro's got the holy grail of clutch hits--the grand slam with 2 outs in the bottom of the 9th, down 3.
   130. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: April 09, 2013 at 09:03 PM (#4409038)
Eew...

Yes, Dominos? I'll have the basil bukkake with pepperoni, please.

To be fair, we don't know what a pizza would ejaculate. Maybe olive oil?

   131. Spahn Insane Posted: April 09, 2013 at 09:03 PM (#4409039)
Yeah, that was a halfassed effort from Weeks, but I don't think he gets Castro anyway.
   132. Spahn Insane Posted: April 09, 2013 at 09:04 PM (#4409040)
I'm neither drunk nor sober enough to continue this thread, Shooty. **shudders**
   133. Dock Ellis on Acid Posted: April 09, 2013 at 09:04 PM (#4409041)
Span hits the first successful double of the night for the Nats
   134. Depressoteric feels Royally blue these days Posted: April 09, 2013 at 09:04 PM (#4409042)
I feel like we can safely state that Jayson Werth's power has now come all the way back.

EDIT: Ha, Charlie Slowes makes the same point right after I posted that.
   135. Joey B. has reignited his October #Natitude Posted: April 09, 2013 at 09:05 PM (#4409043)
Werth every penny!
   136. Spahn Insane Posted: April 09, 2013 at 09:05 PM (#4409044)
I have no idea where this ump's strike zone is.
   137. Dock Ellis on Acid Posted: April 09, 2013 at 09:05 PM (#4409045)
Werth HR. 4-2 ballgame.
   138. Lassus Posted: April 09, 2013 at 09:05 PM (#4409046)
March a little chilly, was it?

The extra-cold suck of March is already forgotten. April has continued to suck. It snowed like 5 inches one day last week. It's warmer now, but I had to escape to Florida this week for my sanity.
   139. rb's team is hopeful for the new year! Posted: April 09, 2013 at 09:05 PM (#4409047)
I feel like this braves team is loaded. I am very happy with it.
   140. Spahn Insane Posted: April 09, 2013 at 09:05 PM (#4409050)
Werth every penny!

Pun acknowledged, but let's not get carried away here.
   141. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: April 09, 2013 at 09:06 PM (#4409051)
I'm neither drunk nor sober enough to continue this thread, Shooty. **shudders**

I'm just nursing a scotch, but oh, the visions!
   142. Joey B. has reignited his October #Natitude Posted: April 09, 2013 at 09:07 PM (#4409052)
OK, seventy cents on the dollar?
   143. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: April 09, 2013 at 09:07 PM (#4409053)
peralta has great conditions and refuses to throw a strike and have the batter swing

it's cold, wind blowing in, minimal power in the lineup

he should be pumping fastballs and letting the cubs hack away
   144. Spahn Insane Posted: April 09, 2013 at 09:07 PM (#4409054)
I'm fresh out of bourbon; this New Belgium Trippel's not up to the task.
   145. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: April 09, 2013 at 09:07 PM (#4409055)
It's warmer now, but I had to escape to Florida this week for my sanity.

You could have just come to NYC. It's steaming today.
   146. Russlan is fond of Dillon Gee Posted: April 09, 2013 at 09:07 PM (#4409056)
I feel like this braves team is loaded. I am very depressed about it.
   147. Spahn Insane Posted: April 09, 2013 at 09:08 PM (#4409059)
OK, seventy cents on the dollar?

Sure, why not.
   148. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: April 09, 2013 at 09:08 PM (#4409060)
I'm fresh out of bourbon; this New Belgium Trippel's not up to the task.

Ooh. I want some of that. That's a nice journey even if you don't get drunk.
   149. Gamingboy Posted: April 09, 2013 at 09:08 PM (#4409061)
Michael Young is a double away from the cycle? is this right?
   150. Spahn Insane Posted: April 09, 2013 at 09:09 PM (#4409062)
You'll be shocked to learn nobody bit on my tickets to tonight's game on stubhub, even at 5 bucks a pop. I expect a whole lot of that sort of bath-taking this year.
   151. Spahn Insane Posted: April 09, 2013 at 09:09 PM (#4409064)
Ooh. I want some of that. That's a nice journey even if you don't get drunk.

Got 2 left, which I'd gladly trade for some scotch. It's a scotch sort of night in Chicago.
   152. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: April 09, 2013 at 09:09 PM (#4409065)
Michael Young is a double away from the cycle? is this right?

'Tis.
   153. Lassus Posted: April 09, 2013 at 09:09 PM (#4409066)
My decision to sit Peavy has turned out not so bad.

BJ Upton, you suck defensively now as well as offensively? Awesome.
   154. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: April 09, 2013 at 09:10 PM (#4409068)
Got 2 left, which I'd gladly trade for some scotch. It's a scotch sort of night in Chicago.

Maybe if we both click our heels together we can make the switch?
   155. Depressoteric feels Royally blue these days Posted: April 09, 2013 at 09:11 PM (#4409070)
Adam LaRoche, off the schneid in a BIIIIIG way. 2-run homer!
   156. Joey B. has reignited his October #Natitude Posted: April 09, 2013 at 09:11 PM (#4409071)
Finally, LaRoche busts through.
   157. Spahn Insane Posted: April 09, 2013 at 09:12 PM (#4409072)
I like this omnichatter format. Kinda lets me vicariously live through fans of teams that don't totally suck.
   158. Bourbon Samurai Posted: April 09, 2013 at 09:12 PM (#4409074)
Well, there we go Nats!
   159. Spahn Insane Posted: April 09, 2013 at 09:13 PM (#4409077)
Maybe if we both click our heels together we can make the switch?

Ron Santo would be proud. What's your brand of scotch, if I might ask?
   160. Gamingboy Posted: April 09, 2013 at 09:13 PM (#4409078)
He grounded out. The impossible dream is over.
   161. Russlan is fond of Dillon Gee Posted: April 09, 2013 at 09:14 PM (#4409081)
I like this omnichatter format. Kinda lets me vicariously live through fans of teams that don't totally suck.

And hang out with Met fans as well.


Sorry, Lassus. Matt Harvey is awesome.
   162. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: April 09, 2013 at 09:14 PM (#4409082)
Maybe the Cubs just need to change their nickname to something more ferocious. Quantum Powered Ebola Delivery Drones sounds like a winner to me!
   163. Spahn Insane Posted: April 09, 2013 at 09:14 PM (#4409084)
I like this omnichatter format. Kinda lets me vicariously live through fans of teams that don't totally suck.

And hang out with Met fans as well.


Touche.
   164. Spahn Insane Posted: April 09, 2013 at 09:15 PM (#4409085)
Maybe the Cubs just need to change their nickname to something more ferocious. Quantum Powered Ebola Delivery Drones sounds like a winner to me!

Let's start to work on a logo.
   165. Lassus Posted: April 09, 2013 at 09:15 PM (#4409086)
No, Russlan, well done indeed.

LaRoche starts playing well so I can trade him, I'm all for it.
   166. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: April 09, 2013 at 09:16 PM (#4409087)
I think Domino's is fine. It's the best of the major chains (assuming I don't get to count Papa Gino's as a major chain).
   167. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: April 09, 2013 at 09:16 PM (#4409088)
What's your brand of scotch, if I might ask?

A single sherry cask Arbelour tonight.
   168. Gamingboy Posted: April 09, 2013 at 09:16 PM (#4409089)
Quantum Powered Ebola Delivery Drones sounds like a winner to me!


QPEDD?
   169. spike Posted: April 09, 2013 at 09:16 PM (#4409090)
J Upton with a long run scoring double. Man is that guy looking good.
   170. Spahn Insane Posted: April 09, 2013 at 09:16 PM (#4409091)
I made a point of holding onto one pair of Nats tickets this August; I'm looking forward to seeing them play.
   171. Spahn Insane Posted: April 09, 2013 at 09:17 PM (#4409092)
A single sherry cask Arbelour tonight.

Not familiar. What region? (I'm an Islay guy, FWIW.)
   172. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: April 09, 2013 at 09:17 PM (#4409093)
34 thousand in San Diego tonight. Not a bad crowd considering their expectations. It is the Dodgers, though.
   173. Spahn Insane Posted: April 09, 2013 at 09:18 PM (#4409094)
J Upton with a long run scoring double. Man is that guy looking good.

Yeah, who could've foreseen that trade biting the Snakes in the arse.
   174. Spahn Insane Posted: April 09, 2013 at 09:18 PM (#4409095)
My team's best hitter, at least at the moment, is Welington Castillo. That is all.
   175. DA Baracus Posted: April 09, 2013 at 09:19 PM (#4409096)
Juan Francisco strikes out, which is notable since he it means he didn't fly out on the first pitch.
   176. Gamingboy Posted: April 09, 2013 at 09:19 PM (#4409097)

Yeah, who could've foreseen that trade biting the Snakes in the arse.


Do snakes have butts?
   177. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: April 09, 2013 at 09:19 PM (#4409099)
Not familiar. What region? (I'm an Islay guy, FWIW.)

Speyside.
   178. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: April 09, 2013 at 09:20 PM (#4409100)
Do snakes have butts?

Well, not a J-Lo butt...
   179. Mike A Posted: April 09, 2013 at 09:20 PM (#4409101)
J Upton has been unreal. The rest of the offense...not so much. But the excellent pitching has made up for it.

Looking forward to the return of McCann, Freeman, and eventually Beachy as well. Trying not to get too excited...it's only April..it's only April..
   180. Spahn Insane Posted: April 09, 2013 at 09:21 PM (#4409102)
Speyside.

Those tend to be a little sweet for my liking, but any scotch sounds good on a night like this.
   181. rb's team is hopeful for the new year! Posted: April 09, 2013 at 09:21 PM (#4409103)
if you bite a snake in the ass, where do you bite it?
   182. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: April 09, 2013 at 09:21 PM (#4409104)
retro

that sounds like a character from a unavision soap opera
   183. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: April 09, 2013 at 09:21 PM (#4409105)
Even Lyle Overbay has a homerun. I swear to god the Yankees are Satan's team.
   184. Russlan is fond of Dillon Gee Posted: April 09, 2013 at 09:21 PM (#4409106)
It annoys me that Andy Pettitte continues to be good.
   185. Spahn Insane Posted: April 09, 2013 at 09:22 PM (#4409108)
that sounds like a character from a unavision soap opera

Speyside, QPEDD, or Welington Castillo?

(And this is why I come back to BBTF....)
   186. rb's team is hopeful for the new year! Posted: April 09, 2013 at 09:22 PM (#4409109)
I've got some nectar d'or for you retro, if you want to come over.
   187. Depressoteric feels Royally blue these days Posted: April 09, 2013 at 09:22 PM (#4409110)
that sounds like a character from a unavision soap opera
Pretty sure my preferred scotch wouldn't get the casting role, however: Laphroaig.
   188. DA Baracus Posted: April 09, 2013 at 09:22 PM (#4409112)
Upton has been unreal. The rest of the offense...not so much.


Do you mean so far this season? If so I very much disagree.
   189. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: April 09, 2013 at 09:23 PM (#4409113)
boy for a minute there I thought the umpire was going to miss the obvious

not that this is really news
   190. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: April 09, 2013 at 09:23 PM (#4409114)
Those tend to be a little sweet for my liking, but any scotch sounds good on a night like this.

Yeah, it's soft and not much if any peat kick to it. I'm enjoying it, Prior to this I was on a Bruichladdich kick. They make a good variety of whiskeys. I bought their 18 year for a friend and immediately regretted not keeping it for myself once I tasted it.
   191. Gamingboy Posted: April 09, 2013 at 09:23 PM (#4409115)

Even Lyle Overbay has a homerun. I swear to god the Yankees are Satan's team.


God doesn't have anything to do with it.
   192. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: April 09, 2013 at 09:23 PM (#4409116)
Welington Castillo of course

   193. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: April 09, 2013 at 09:24 PM (#4409118)
Wait, wait ... Sutcliffe kept telling me that Robinson Cano would never see a pitch to hit all year!
   194. Spahn Insane Posted: April 09, 2013 at 09:24 PM (#4409119)
Pretty sure my preferred scotch wouldn't get the casting role, however: Laphroaig.

Esoteric's speaking my language. Laphroaig or Ardbeg for me (actually, I prefer Lagavulin, but not at twice the price).
   195. Depressoteric feels Royally blue these days Posted: April 09, 2013 at 09:24 PM (#4409120)
Looking forward to the return of McCann, Freeman, and eventually Beachy as well. Trying not to get too excited...it's only April..it's only April..
The current excellence of the Braves just makes me hate them that much more, irrationally. When the Nats and Braves meet this weekend it's gonna be a brutal grudgematch.
   196. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: April 09, 2013 at 09:25 PM (#4409121)
Pretty sure my preferred scotch wouldn't get the casting role, however: Laphroaig.

My brother's least favorite scotch! I like it just fine, though. Any of you primates need to go to my brother's bar in Providence as soon as I find out which bar he just bought.
   197. Spahn Insane Posted: April 09, 2013 at 09:25 PM (#4409122)
And yes, Shooty, Bruichladdich makes a lot of interesting whiskies. (Whiskys?)
   198. Dock Ellis on Acid Posted: April 09, 2013 at 09:25 PM (#4409123)
I just have beer.
   199. Spahn Insane Posted: April 09, 2013 at 09:26 PM (#4409124)
I need to go to Providence generally--got a couple friends in a band who hail from there.
   200. Depressoteric feels Royally blue these days Posted: April 09, 2013 at 09:26 PM (#4409125)
Esoteric's speaking my language. Laphroaig or Ardbeg for me
Yeah, I really love the strong, peaty scotches with a lot of character. What's the point of a good scotch, otherwise?
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