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Monday, July 15, 2013

BBTF SOFTBALL GAME IN NEW YORK—AUG 17 NEW THREAD

New thread for the softball game next month. August 17th at 11 am at Field #3 in the North Meadow.

Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: July 15, 2013 at 08:59 AM | 554 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: hip dysplasia, meetups, neck stabbing, softball

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   1. Lassus Posted: July 15, 2013 at 11:14 AM (#4494576)
I'm at work, can someone link the old thread, for reference sake?
   2. Obo Posted: July 15, 2013 at 11:18 AM (#4494584)
   3. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: July 15, 2013 at 11:24 AM (#4494589)
What, we have to have a monthly Softball Game thread now, too?
   4. Dock Ellis on Acid Posted: July 15, 2013 at 12:30 PM (#4494693)
Batting cages were mentioned in the previous thread.

It's a bit out of the way, but there is a Groupon for the batting cages in Astoria.
   5. catomi01 Posted: July 15, 2013 at 12:45 PM (#4494718)
Tags: hip dysplasia, neck stabbing


I didn't attend the last game - based on the above, should I be coming to this thing armed?
   6. GregD Posted: July 15, 2013 at 01:02 PM (#4494745)
according to one other thread on this site, you should be going everywhere armed all the time
   7. Bob Tufts Posted: July 15, 2013 at 01:32 PM (#4494783)
I will be supplying PED's to anyone that wants to be on my team. Coffee, alcohol, propecia and Cialis......
   8. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: July 15, 2013 at 01:49 PM (#4494817)
I didn't attend the last game - based on the above, should I be coming to this thing armed?

Neck Stabber is coming to this one so...yes.
   9. boteman Posted: July 15, 2013 at 02:07 PM (#4494846)
Somebody must be shaking your Trust Tree!
   10. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: July 15, 2013 at 02:16 PM (#4494859)
I can't check anything dangerous through TSA, and I'm told from trusted sources that you can't buy so much as a tooth pick in NYC without Bloomberg killing your family. So everyone should be safe. So long as my team wins.
   11. thetailor Posted: July 15, 2013 at 05:13 PM (#4495088)
I just want to make sure that I made it on to the list of players, I didn't see a list after I said I was available. Can I play with you guyssssss? Pleaseeee? (#flashback #nerdy10yearold)

And also, two folks responded there about my recreational pickup hardball league. Did that mean you fellas were interested? It's www.summerbaseballleague.com ... and don't bother trying to email me through this site, I have no idea how the damn thing works.

Oh and the suits and ties is because it's a picture from our Annual Baseball Prom & Awards Gala ... we play our actual games completely naked (seriously though we don't do that).
   12. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: July 15, 2013 at 06:16 PM (#4495130)
I just want to make sure that I made it on to the list of players, I didn't see a list after I said I was available. Can I play with you guyssssss? Pleaseeee? (#flashback #nerdy10yearold)

Of course! I've just been lazy and haven't updated the participation list yet.
   13. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: July 15, 2013 at 06:17 PM (#4495131)
What, we have to have a monthly Softball Game thread now, too?

The original thread was closed for commenting, sadly. Hopefully this one will see us through to the game.
   14. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: July 15, 2013 at 06:28 PM (#4495138)
So are we recreating the Shooty-Lassus grudge match?

I call 1B for one of the team, being (once again) only 6 months removed from surgery.
   15. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: July 15, 2013 at 07:24 PM (#4495174)
I call 1B for one of the team, being (once again) only 6 months removed from surgery.
6 months removed from surgery? Seems like that would put you comfortably in the top half of mobility for this crowd. I'm penciling you in for center field.
   16. catomi01 Posted: July 15, 2013 at 07:26 PM (#4495177)
Anyone else at the hr derby? Lucked into tickets through work this afternoon...I figure if security is light I'll try to recruit some of these guys for our softball game.
   17. AndrewJ Posted: July 15, 2013 at 07:28 PM (#4495178)
Don't know if I can make it on 8/17. Hope most of you will be at SABR 43 a few weeks before here in Philadelphia.
   18. catomi01 Posted: July 15, 2013 at 08:35 PM (#4495224)
The out of town scoreboard has all of the scores from 96 through last year, except for 2002...bud has decided that didn't happen I guess
   19. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: July 15, 2013 at 08:40 PM (#4495230)
6 months removed from surgery? Seems like that would put you comfortably in the top half of mobility for this crowd. I'm penciling you in for center field.

Well, I think I did have the highest BA last time ;-)
   20. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: July 15, 2013 at 08:57 PM (#4495251)
Any position other than C, as needed. Though if I'm your starting SS, you're probably questioning your defensive WAR totals. (I usually play 3B, LF, 1B or pitch.)
   21. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: July 15, 2013 at 09:05 PM (#4495261)
(I usually play 3B, LF, 1B or pitch.)

Oooh, Sam vs Ray as the starting pitching matchup. I like it!
   22. Howie Menckel Posted: July 15, 2013 at 09:11 PM (#4495271)
Can I request to show up but not to have to play?

Against my request: 6 foot, 195 pounds, used to play. Might superficially appear to qualify. Lefty bat. Had .742 OBP in youth Senior League in 1974 (before the growth spurt, walked in almost half my at-bats). Possibly adequate speed for my age, could pinch-run for those who tear ACLs until I tear my own Achilles tendon.

For my request: age 51, out of shape in spite of passable lb total, haven't swung a bat or caught a ball in 20 years. All but one of my hits in 1974 were singles. Even then, was a pasty Juan Pierre with plate discipline. Likely to be a butcher in the field even in RF, I would think.

This might actually be a good general guide for just how low (or high!) the playing time bar really is. Pretty confident that I'm exempt from playing, but...
   23. Lassus Posted: July 15, 2013 at 09:15 PM (#4495276)
I'm fine with a rematch.
   24. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: July 15, 2013 at 09:42 PM (#4495322)
Can I request to show up but not to have to play?


We have coverage! Do we need a press box?
   25. catomi01 Posted: July 15, 2013 at 10:03 PM (#4495349)
I'm usually a pitcher, but if we're using clinchers and everyone promises not to swing to hard I can handle third or short (or anyone in the infield really)
   26. Howie Menckel Posted: July 15, 2013 at 10:18 PM (#4495362)

"We have coverage! Do we need a press box?"

whew, I think I just found my "out" !

can't wield a pen and a glove simultaneously

   27. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: July 15, 2013 at 10:31 PM (#4495370)
For my request: age 51, out of shape in spite of passable lb total, haven't swung a bat or caught a ball in 20 years.

Howie, on the cusp of 60, 2 years ago I started playing for the first time in 20 years, in an intramural league at work. I stepped right in and hit okay (slow-pitch, of course) and now I hit as well as I ever did. Granted, it takes me forever to go from base to base, but I hold my own at the plate, including an occasional double.
   28. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: July 15, 2013 at 10:36 PM (#4495373)
I'm usually a pitcher, but if we're using clinchers and everyone promises not to swing to hard I can handle third or short


I'll pitch or play 3B as needed. Can cover off any OF spot but I'm more of a natural infielder than outfielder.
   29. billyshears Posted: July 15, 2013 at 11:23 PM (#4495413)
I probably haven't swung a bat in 15 years, but if I can avoid work and familial responsibility, I'd love to play. In my mind, I'm still a damn fine player, so I have that going for me, which is nice.
   30. Lassus Posted: July 15, 2013 at 11:28 PM (#4495417)
I'd like to reprise my position at SS so I can correct trying to steal balls from the rover.
   31. thetailor Posted: July 16, 2013 at 12:39 AM (#4495456)
I'd just like to point out that I am super excited about this and couldn't wait to get home from a horrible date to check the thread to see if you guys were excited too.
   32. McCoy Posted: July 16, 2013 at 01:00 AM (#4495461)
The only wrinkle for me is that I might be switching to a new corporation by the time this comes around and I don't really know if I'll be available or not for that weekend. I'm hoping I will be.
   33. JE (Jason) Posted: July 16, 2013 at 03:04 AM (#4495494)
Batting cages were mentioned in the previous thread.

It's a bit out of the way, but there is a Groupon for the batting cages in Astoria.

We are playing slow-pitch, arc ball, right? Does Groupon have deals on wheelchairs and pacemakers too?
   34. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: July 16, 2013 at 07:30 AM (#4495508)
The only wrinkle for me is that I might be switching to a new corporation by the time this comes around and I don't really know if I'll be available or not for that weekend. I'm hoping I will be.

It's only a month away. Stall!
   35. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: July 16, 2013 at 09:36 AM (#4495539)
The only wrinkle for me is that I might be switching to a new corporation by the time this comes around and I don't really know if I'll be available or not for that weekend. I'm hoping I will be.


Conditions of the signing bonus, obviously.
   36. 'zop sympathizes with the wrong ####### people Posted: July 16, 2013 at 09:46 AM (#4495546)
I'm still in, pending work responsibilities (which may be huge that weekend). I can play anywhere, but I'm a former (baseball) catcher so my defensive skills aren't exactly Machadoian.
   37. Dock Ellis on Acid Posted: July 16, 2013 at 10:46 AM (#4495606)
my defensive skills aren't exactly Machadoian.

If it helps, I'll pretend to be impressed.
   38. McCoy Posted: July 16, 2013 at 11:01 AM (#4495624)
Conditions of the signing bonus, obviously.

Money is pretty much the only condition that would be a sticking point.
   39. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: July 16, 2013 at 11:18 AM (#4495646)

definite/probable:
Shooty
snapper
J epstein
Mrs. Shooty will come briefly to laugh at people calling me Shooty and to wonder if it wouldn't be better if I just had an affair instead of spending so much time on the internet talking about useless crap with other nerds until she realizes no one else would have me anyway, so what can you do, this is the life she has chosen.
McCoy
Rickey Fredonia neck stabber
Swoboda is freedom
Dock Ellis on Acid
Ray (RDP)
Lassus
YR Misses Reggie Bars
'zop
eddiot
Doris from Rego Park
catami01
Zeth
Obo
Karl from NY
RB in NYC
Maxwyn
the tailor

maybe:
Randy Jones
Tim Wallach was my hero
zonk
repoz (if such a thing exists)
Naim Tiger (AZ)
asinwreck
hokieneer
Hysterical and Useless
Rafael Bellylard
flournoy
Howie Menckel
AndrewJ
billyshears

designated batting practice pitcher and Manager for the non-Shooty team:
Bob Tufts, Big League Emeritus, allowing us not to have to stoop to paying Jose Canseco 20 bucks to be our resident celebrity for the day

If I'm forgetting anyone's name on this list of fame, just let me know.
   40. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: July 16, 2013 at 11:19 AM (#4495649)
How does next Saturday (27th) sound for batting cage/game of catch?
   41. JE (Jason) Posted: July 16, 2013 at 11:53 AM (#4495699)
I play SS for my DCJCC team. Assuming the pinched nerve has healed by then, I will be happy to play there on the 17th. If not, I prefer 2B since the throws are generally shorter.
   42. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: July 16, 2013 at 12:17 PM (#4495737)
Money is pretty much the only condition that would be a sticking point.

I think he means that most new employers are happy to accommodate previously scheduled vacations.
   43. Ray (RDP) Posted: July 16, 2013 at 12:26 PM (#4495749)
So if we get 16 out of the 24 definite/probables and 4 out of the 13 maybes we will have enough for two teams.
   44. Bob Tufts Posted: July 16, 2013 at 12:43 PM (#4495781)
I was cleaning out my daughters closet and came up with a few extra softballs - it will help for BP (which may end the actual game as players drop and wheeze in the heat).
   45. thetailor Posted: July 16, 2013 at 02:12 PM (#4495885)
#40 Shooty - come play baseball with us on Saturdays!

#41 JE - Is that DC Jewish something something? I tried googling it. Because if you're in NYC you should come play too.
   46. McCoy Posted: July 16, 2013 at 02:16 PM (#4495887)
DC Juvenile Correctional Center.
   47. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: July 16, 2013 at 02:25 PM (#4495899)
So if we get 16 out of the 24 definite/probables and 4 out of the 13 maybes we will have enough for two teams.

Murphy's Law would indicate we'll either get 15 or 30 guys.
   48. PASTE Thinks This Trout Kid Might Be OK (Zeth) Posted: July 16, 2013 at 04:18 PM (#4496062)
Confirming that I'm a go. Bob mentioned softballs - do we need more of those? I've got a bag lying around somewhere if so, someone let me know.

I have never actually driven into New York before so it would be very helpful if one of the natives could recommend me a specific place to park that I can google up directions to.

For managers' purposes, I'm 31 and out of shape (5'11 and 235) and basically have the Willie Bloomquist skill set (my skills are being willing to cheerfully play anywhere on the field and not quite completely embarrass myself at it).
   49. JE (Jason) Posted: July 16, 2013 at 04:32 PM (#4496086)
#41 JE - Is that DC Jewish something something? I tried googling it. Because if you're in NYC you should come play too.

Check out the roster, Tailor: I am third on the RSVP list!
DC Juvenile Correctional Center.

Anti-Semite.
   50. JE (Jason) Posted: July 16, 2013 at 04:35 PM (#4496088)
I have never actually driven into New York before so it would be very helpful if one of the natives could recommend me a specific place to park that I can google up directions to.

Jersey.
   51. Bob Tufts Posted: July 16, 2013 at 04:41 PM (#4496100)
If JE gets out of his Turkish prison in time, we will consider letting him play shortstop and making him honorary Jeter for the day. (Gift basket not included)
   52. JE (Jason) Posted: July 16, 2013 at 04:58 PM (#4496119)
If JE gets out of his Turkish prison in time, we will consider letting him play shortstop and making him honorary Jeter for the day. (Gift basket not included)

You know, Bob, they allowed me to make one phone call and I chose you. Did you really have to send me straight to voice mail?

PASTE: Parking in the city on weekends is a #####, even in August. If you don't want to pony up for a garage spot, consider dropping off the car that morning in the southern half of Brooklyn Heights, then hopping on the C train at the nearby Jay Street/Metrotech stop for a 30+ minute ride to W96th.
   53. PASTE Thinks This Trout Kid Might Be OK (Zeth) Posted: July 16, 2013 at 05:16 PM (#4496137)
I'm probably willing to pony up for a garage spot as long as I can be confident one is going to be available. I don't really care how long it takes in the morning, but I want to minimize travel time from wherever I'll depart from in the evening back to my car.

edit: I'm coming from the Philadelphia area.
   54. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: July 16, 2013 at 05:25 PM (#4496147)
I was a late signer-upper in the previous thread. I used to play a pretty good OF but my youthful lack of speed has faded to barely can move.
   55. Lassus Posted: July 16, 2013 at 05:29 PM (#4496149)
Most likely I'll have two of the same singer friends coming as well. The one who almost got in a fight and the other who sings like a girl. For the City Opera.
   56. Ray (RDP) Posted: July 16, 2013 at 05:42 PM (#4496154)
Who are the two captains?
   57. Joe Bivens, Minor Genius Posted: July 16, 2013 at 06:24 PM (#4496187)
Kevin is one.
   58. Tom Nawrocki Posted: July 16, 2013 at 06:28 PM (#4496194)
I thought Ray's question was a Jeopardy-style response to No. 55.
   59. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: July 16, 2013 at 06:34 PM (#4496202)
I'm probably willing to pony up for a garage spot as long as I can be confident one is going to be available. I don't really care how long it takes in the morning, but I want to minimize travel time from wherever I'll depart from in the evening back to my car.

edit: I'm coming from the Philadelphia area.


Take a look at this site.

http://nyc.bestparking.com/

Look for the best rates for your arrival/departure. Probably West 90's is your best bet.

I think we were going to do the after-drinks in the 80's off Amsterdam.
   60. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: July 16, 2013 at 06:39 PM (#4496205)
Who are the two captains?

I believe two of Lassus, Shooty and Bob Tufts. I can't remember which two.

There has been talk of a rematch of last time's Team Lassus/Team Shooty matchup, as far as possible.
   61. Bob Tufts Posted: July 16, 2013 at 08:13 PM (#4496298)
I think that I was nominated - and unlike Sherman, I will serve.

But I reserve the right to tip over the post-game spread if the team lollygags! Lollygaggers!
   62. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: July 16, 2013 at 08:46 PM (#4496379)
While you lot are discussing parking - seriously? people drive in New York? How odd. - I'll mention that I will be in town Friday through Sunday. So who's entertaining me all of this time?
   63. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: July 16, 2013 at 09:00 PM (#4496416)
While you lot are discussing parking - seriously? people drive in New York?

Yes. It will take me like 40 minutes to drive to the UWS, and cost $15-20 to park. If I take Metro North/Subways, it'll take me about 1:15 and cost me $22. Why wouldn't I drive?
   64. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: July 16, 2013 at 09:14 PM (#4496436)
Why wouldn't I drive?


I don't know. I never drive in NYC. So therefore, no one ever drives in NYC. Simple, really.
   65. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: July 16, 2013 at 10:15 PM (#4496557)
Most likely I'll have two of the same singer friends coming as well. The one who almost got in a fight and the other who sings like a girl. For the City Opera.

If you guys are singing the anthem, make it quick without all the trills, please!
   66. thetailor Posted: July 16, 2013 at 11:28 PM (#4496820)
I haven't been to a Primer meet up before, despite many years of intermittent posting but mostly lurking. Am I going to be able to convince you guys to come drink with me in the early afternoon?

What time is the permit from/to? Will we be able to use it all? Who procured the permit? I have tried doing so in the past and usually end up destroying the phone I'm using to talk to those people and having to start over.

You guys should email me -- Lassus, Rickey Fredonia, whoever else wants to chat about the banalities of game logistics. Also, Jason Epstein, I was referring to my hardball league - though it sounds now like you live in DC so you're probably a no-go for a hardball league in Queens.
   67. Lassus Posted: July 17, 2013 at 12:08 AM (#4496860)
I'll mention that I will be in town Friday through Sunday. So who's entertaining me all of this time?

Somebody else.
   68. Rafael Bellylard: Built like a Panda. Posted: July 17, 2013 at 12:17 AM (#4496868)
I've slipped down from "maybe" to "unlikely". Work is just plain screwy right now.
   69. JE (Jason) Posted: July 17, 2013 at 02:10 AM (#4496883)
So who's entertaining me all of this time?

George Zimmerman is free.
Also, Jason Epstein, I was referring to my hardball league - though it sounds now like you live in DC so you're probably a no-go for a hardball league in Queens.

Got it now, thanks. Until I move back to NY, only an occasional guest appearance is doable.

   70. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: July 17, 2013 at 07:50 AM (#4496917)
How does next Saturday (27th) sound for batting cage/game of catch?
I can't do the 27th, unfortunately, I'll be doing the Warrior Dash upstate that day. (Which may change me from a "definite/probable" to an "unlikely" if I manage to break my leg or something.) I could do the 3rd or 10th, though.
   71. Lassus Posted: July 17, 2013 at 08:05 AM (#4496922)
I can't do the 27th, unfortunately, I'll be doing the Warrior Dash upstate that day.

Please tell me this is a 10K with everyone carrying swords. Or a D&D set.
   72. A Fatty Cow That Need Two Seats Posted: July 17, 2013 at 10:00 AM (#4497015)
I'm still in, and can play outfield or infield, as needed.

It's a summer Saturday morning, so there should be a good amount of street parking available near the park in the west 90s.
   73. Lassus Posted: July 17, 2013 at 10:01 AM (#4497017)
Regarding captaining, it is Shooty's work getting the field and Bob is, well, Bob, so I can respectfully abdicate my previous captaincy on these terms. I'll just ask to play SS again.
   74. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: July 17, 2013 at 10:06 AM (#4497025)
Please tell me this is a 10K with everyone carrying swords. Or a D&D set


5K with basic mud obstacles.
   75. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: July 17, 2013 at 10:07 AM (#4497026)
I suggest that we call Lassus "Valdespin" and demote him to Las Vegas in the middle of an inning, just for the meltdown.
   76. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: July 17, 2013 at 10:08 AM (#4497029)
Yep, Bob and I are captains. The rest of you can bite one!

The 3rd works for me for batting cages/tossing a ball around.

So who's entertaining me all of this time?

Are you a scotch or beer man? Do you like classic video games? Cheeses? German food? Belgian food/beer? I'm game for anything but nudie bars. My record for avoiding the depressing wallows that are strip clubs remains perfect!
   77. Lassus Posted: July 17, 2013 at 10:13 AM (#4497036)
Yep, Bob and I are captains. The rest of you can bite one!

I hereby rescind the "respectful" part of my abdication.

Shooty is dumber than 10 bird dogs.
   78. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: July 17, 2013 at 10:19 AM (#4497049)
I hereby rescind the "respectful" part of my abdication.

How can you abdicate what you never had? Your only title is third best player among the choral singers on the field.
   79. Lassus Posted: July 17, 2013 at 10:24 AM (#4497058)
Your only title is third best player among the choral singers on the field.

Don't make me convince Ms. Shooty to yell "Hit one over the Trust Tree, Shooty!" the next time you are at bat.
   80. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: July 17, 2013 at 10:33 AM (#4497078)
Don't make me convince Ms. Shooty to yell "Hit one over the Trust Tree, Shooty!" the next time you are at bat.

She was so shamed by my performance last time she's skipping this one. Brains and beauty, that one!
   81. Lassus Posted: July 17, 2013 at 10:38 AM (#4497088)
I'd attribute her lack of attendance more to fear of random internet weirdos talking to her than to shame over your playing.
   82. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: July 17, 2013 at 10:42 AM (#4497096)
Are you a scotch or beer man? Do you like classic video games? Cheeses? German food? Belgian food/beer? I'm game for anything but nudie bars. My record for avoiding the depressing wallows that are strip clubs remains perfect!


Yes, and yes. Maybe? Yes. Yes. Yes/yes. Agreed.

My position on strip clubs is similar to my position on Ryan's Steakhouse buffets; I'm not sure how that looks appealing to people, the other customers tend to skeeve me out, and honestly, it's probably better for your long term health to avoid eating there anyway.

I'm staying in Lower Manhattan. Flying in Thursday night.
   83. McCoy Posted: July 17, 2013 at 10:55 AM (#4497113)
If I'm able to go I'll be driving up Thursday night and staying in Williamsburg. Peter Luger on Friday night, everyone! Nothing like a couple of pounds of steak and couple of bottles of wine to get you ready for a softball game the next morning.
   84. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: July 17, 2013 at 10:58 AM (#4497117)
Make the reservations. I like steak.
   85. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: July 17, 2013 at 10:59 AM (#4497122)
Your only title is third best player among the choral singers on the field.


Third Chair, Alternate?
   86. Lassus Posted: July 17, 2013 at 11:02 AM (#4497125)
Third Chair, Alternate?

Singers don't sit in chairs while performing, swamp boy.
   87. McCoy Posted: July 17, 2013 at 11:02 AM (#4497126)
Make the reservations. I like steak.

Hopefully I'll find out in the next week or two if I'm changing jobs and if if so whether or not I'll be available that weekend. The good news is that they didn't balk at my salary demands so I'm still in the running. Best possible case is that the weekend falls in between jobs when I'm using up my PTO.
   88. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: July 17, 2013 at 11:26 AM (#4497161)
I wouldn't be up for Peter Luger's but I know a good place in lower Manhattan that doubles as the best scotch bar in the city and I'd be up for that. Don't let me dissuade you from Peter Luger's, though. It's a bit over-hyped but it's still pretty great. My feelings will not be hurt if you choose to go there.
   89. Lassus Posted: July 17, 2013 at 11:32 AM (#4497168)
I wouldn't be up for Peter Luger's but I know a good place in lower Manhattan that doubles as the best scotch bar in the city and I'd be up for that.

Dylan Prime? Just a guess, one of my favorite pricey steak places.
   90. JE (Jason) Posted: July 17, 2013 at 11:37 AM (#4497173)
Make the reservations. I like steak.

FWIW, you need to make Peter Luger reservations well in advance, particularly for a large party. And they don't take credit cards other than their own.
   91. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: July 17, 2013 at 11:38 AM (#4497175)
Dylan Prime? Just a guess, one of my favorite pricey steak places.

Naw, I like The Bridge Cafe. It's also supposed to be haunted! It's not a steak house but, of course, they have steak.
   92. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: July 17, 2013 at 11:38 AM (#4497177)
I'm willing to go where ever interesting people are gathering for quality food and booze. I'm pretty sure I can navigate the subway from the financial district to Brooklyn; I'm certain I can get from Lower Manhattan to Lower Manhattan. Until we have lock-down on whether or not McCoy is going to be able to make it let's assume your place in Manhattan.
   93. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: July 17, 2013 at 11:39 AM (#4497179)
Singers don't sit in chairs while performing, swamp boy.


You can't play the bowed saw without a stool.
   94. McCoy Posted: July 17, 2013 at 12:47 PM (#4497274)
Don't let me dissuade you from Peter Luger's, though. It's a bit over-hyped but it's still pretty great. My feelings will not be hurt if you choose to go there.

I brought up Luger because it is about 6 blocks or so away from where I'll be staying all weekend.
   95. McCoy Posted: July 17, 2013 at 12:48 PM (#4497276)
FWIW, you need to make Peter Luger reservations well in advance, particularly for a large party

I was picturing more of a 3pm in the afternoon all day/night binge of steak and alcohol than trying to come in at dinner time.
   96. 'zop sympathizes with the wrong ####### people Posted: July 17, 2013 at 12:49 PM (#4497279)
For a large group, meat, old school charm, and reasonable ease in getting a reservation, may I recommend Keens over Lugers. Lugers is a tough reservation at any time this close to the day-of.
   97. ASmitty Posted: July 17, 2013 at 01:02 PM (#4497300)
I think the fact that I read this thread solely to bask in the warm, internet, nerd-bro fuzzies confirms that I have a problem.
   98. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: July 17, 2013 at 03:07 PM (#4497496)
You can't play the bowed saw without a stool.

That's just positively disgusting.
   99. billyshears Posted: July 17, 2013 at 05:27 PM (#4497646)
Don't let me dissuade you from Peter Luger's, though. It's a bit over-hyped but it's still pretty great. My feelings will not be hurt if you choose to go there.


I agree with this. Luger's is excellent, but there are probably 5 - 10 other places in the city that are just as good.
   100. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: July 17, 2013 at 05:29 PM (#4497651)
Why won't someone just tell me where to go?! I need direction, people.
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