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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Jeter makes long strides at shortstop

Obviously, the older you get, you’re not going to be the same,” Cashman said. “You’re going to have to find ways to either stay the same or to improve. In Derek’s case, he’s constantly interested in doing nothing but improving. That’s why he’s one of the greatest players who ever played for the Yankees.”

Jeter’s numbers improved markedly in 2008, as he ended the season with a -0.5 UZR in 148 games, close to league average. And he has continued the ascent—through his first 90 games for New York this year, Jeter produced a UZR of 1.8.

If that holds over a projection of 150 games, Jeter would save the Yankees 4.5 more runs than an average shortstop, the first time since UZR came into use in 2002 that he would finish a year saving runs with his glove. Not that Jeter takes any satisfaction in moving the numbers back in the right direction.

“I don’t really sit around and look at that,” Jeter said. “You can criticize—everyone gets criticized. I don’t pay attention to it. If someone wants to write an article, let them write it. It doesn’t really matter to me. My job is to come out here and to improve and try to help this team win. That’s all I’ve been doing. All the other stuff, I don’t pay attention to.”

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   1. Fly should without a doubt be number !!!!! Posted: July 28, 2009 at 12:01 PM (#3270103)
USE THE ####### QUOTE TAG.
   2. happysky Posted: July 28, 2009 at 12:11 PM (#3270108)
double post
   3. happysky Posted: July 28, 2009 at 12:11 PM (#3270109)
Sorry my computer doesn't shows quote tag!! something is wrong , moderator can u plz change the above content into quote !!
thanks
   4. Repoz Posted: July 28, 2009 at 12:39 PM (#3270120)
There was a play up the middle last night that Michael the K almost trouser-trailed himself on the "OUTSTANDING" range Jeter used to "get there".

It was only after the replay that Singleton(?) pointed out that Jeter was playing right next to 2B and only had a step or two to get to the ball.

Kay then crawled away and did a self-servo commercial about 'Leftover' Louie Lyman being on next week's OUTSTANDING CenterStage.
   5. TVerik - Dr. Velocity Posted: July 28, 2009 at 01:05 PM (#3270135)
I think CenterStage is sickening, and don't watch it. But the promo for the upcoming one with Emeril in which it's a big deal that Kay eats mayonnaise really gets under my skin.
   6. jwb Posted: July 28, 2009 at 04:08 PM (#3270354)
Mayonnaise is boring. But if you mix in some things with taste, like mustard and garlic, then you've got something.
   7. radioman Posted: July 28, 2009 at 04:22 PM (#3270377)
Nothing says great television more than Michael Kay and condiments.
   8. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: July 28, 2009 at 04:24 PM (#3270383)
But the promo for the upcoming one with Emeril in which it's a big deal that Kay eats mayonnaise really gets under my skin.
I've not seen this, why is it a big deal that Kay eats mayonnaise?
   9. PreservedFish Posted: July 28, 2009 at 04:26 PM (#3270387)
Hellmann's is boring. Mayonnaise shouldn't be boring. It should have tasty lemon and mustard flavors and a delicious oil base, generally olive.
   10. The Original SJ Posted: July 28, 2009 at 04:28 PM (#3270388)
Sundried Tomato Mayo is wonderful on a turkey sandwich.
   11. The Marksist Posted: July 28, 2009 at 05:34 PM (#3270502)
“You’re going to have to find ways to either stay the same or to improve. In Derek’s case, he’s constantly interested in doing nothing but improving."

This phrase has obviously been subjected to harsh interrogation tactics. Can someone at the DoJ look into this?
   12. Weekly Journalist_ Posted: July 28, 2009 at 05:43 PM (#3270515)
Mayonnaise is awesome. Hellmann's used to be much better before they tweaked the formula. I believe no less an authority than Julia Child said that she wanted her last meal to be sliced tomato on white bread with Hellmann's mayo.

Miracle Whip is absolutely disgusting.
   13. PreservedFish Posted: July 28, 2009 at 05:53 PM (#3270530)
I believe no less an authority than Julia Child said that she wanted her last meal to be sliced tomato on white bread with Hellmann's mayo.


This is amusing, because I googled it, and the first hit for her last meal was:

Caviar with Russian vodka and oysters with Pouilly-Fuisse wine.

• Foie gras

• Pan-roasted duck, with onions and chanterelle mushrooms

• Pommes Anna (thinly-sliced potatoes baked in butter) and fresh asparagus

• 1962 Romanee-Conti (a red Burgundy) or a red Bordeaux, such as Chateau Palmer or Chateau Lafite-Rothschild

• French bread with Roquefort and Brie, with a Grands-Echezeauxs Burgundy

• For dessert, her answers varied, and included sorbet with walnut cake; ripe pears and green tea; and crème brulee from Le Cirque in New York, served with a 1975 or 1976 Chateau d’Yquem sauternes dessert wine.
   14. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: July 28, 2009 at 05:59 PM (#3270541)
With a meal like that, it will be your last no matter what condition you are in. Won't your arteries just explode?
   15. PreservedFish Posted: July 28, 2009 at 06:05 PM (#3270554)
I am willing to give it a shot, for the sake of science. Someone will have to pony up the $20,000 for caviar and wine, however.
   16. TVerik - Dr. Velocity Posted: July 28, 2009 at 06:15 PM (#3270571)
I've not seen this, why is it a big deal that Kay eats mayonnaise?


I don't really know why I know this - perhaps I accidentally left the sound on during a game. But Kay congenitally doesn't use condiments. It's all very strange.
   17. PreservedFish Posted: July 28, 2009 at 06:18 PM (#3270576)
If he hates condiments, I hate him.
   18. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: July 28, 2009 at 06:20 PM (#3270579)
I don't really know why I know this - perhaps I accidentally left the sound on during a game. But Kay congenitally doesn't use condiments. It's all very strange.
This is one of the problems with baseball. 162 games a year gives you a chance to learn all kinds of weird ####. I probably know more at this point about Jeter and Rivera's likes and dislikes than all but a small handful of my family.
   19. TVerik - Dr. Velocity Posted: July 28, 2009 at 06:22 PM (#3270584)
His condiment preferences are very Lounge-like. I wouldn't really be surprised if he uses Mahnken as a handle. Have we ever seen them in the same place at the same time?
   20. TVerik - Dr. Velocity Posted: July 28, 2009 at 06:23 PM (#3270587)
This is one of the problems with baseball. 162 games a year gives you a chance to learn all kinds of weird ####.


I used to know all the commercials cold, in the MSG era.

"Thumann's... hot doggin'!"
   21. Steve Treder Posted: July 28, 2009 at 06:27 PM (#3270595)
With a meal like that, it will be your last no matter what condition you are in. Won't your arteries just explode?

I don't know. Julia Child ate like that, and lived into her 90s.
   22. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: July 28, 2009 at 06:29 PM (#3270599)
His condiment preferences are very Lounge-like. I wouldn't really be surprised if he uses Mahnken as a handle. Have we ever seen them in the same place at the same time?
Having met Kay and having met Larry, I'm pretty sure that Kay...how can I put this...regards himself too highly to have someone with Larry's backstory as his online alter-ego.
   23. Hang down your head, Tom Foley Posted: July 28, 2009 at 06:31 PM (#3270603)
I'm tired of mayonnaise thread-jacking discussions of New York baseball.
   24. Jose is an Absurd Time Cube Posted: July 28, 2009 at 06:37 PM (#3270611)
I'm tired of mayonnaise thread-jacking discussions of New York baseball.


Then I won't tell you that making your own mayonnaise is the way to go.
   25. PreservedFish Posted: July 28, 2009 at 06:42 PM (#3270615)
Julia Child ate like that, and lived into her 90s.

The French Paradox
   26. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: July 28, 2009 at 06:48 PM (#3270622)
How huge would Michael Kay's head be if he did eat mayonnaise?
   27. Swedish Chef Posted: July 28, 2009 at 06:48 PM (#3270623)
Julia Child ate like that, and lived into her 90s.

If I ate like that I would be broke long before it had made a dent on my health anyway.
   28. Harmon "Thread Killer" Microbrew Posted: July 28, 2009 at 06:51 PM (#3270628)
Julia Child ate like that, and lived into her 90s.


Child should still have her children taken away.
   29. flournoy Posted: July 28, 2009 at 07:03 PM (#3270644)
Mayonnaise is disgusting.

Carry on.
   30. . . . . . . Posted: July 28, 2009 at 07:04 PM (#3270647)
• 1962 Romanee-Conti (a red Burgundy) or a red Bordeaux, such as Chateau Palmer or Chateau Lafite-Rothschild

What's strange about this is that '62 isn't a particularly terrific year for DRC, and in particular the '62 burgs had a rep for being viciously inaccessible during the years in which Child would have been making these statements. It's a little as if someone asked Bill James what his favorite statistical season was and he answered "Babe Ruth 1926"--its an exceedingly fine season, but its completely unmemorable in context.
   31. PreservedFish Posted: July 28, 2009 at 07:13 PM (#3270664)
What's strange about this is that '62 isn't a particularly terrific year for DRC, and in particular the '62 burgs had a rep for being viciously inaccessible during the years in which Child would have been making these statements.


I just read Kermit Lynch's "Adventures on the Wine Route," in which he raves about the stupidity of vintage charts and critical consent, so I have all of his arguments in my head. But I think it's probably a safe bet that she either had particular emotional attachment to that specific wine, or she just thought it was totally awesome. Or she thought it was in ideal pairing with her meal. I don't think it's fair to criticize her for her wine choice in this manner.

Wine isn't something that can be evaluated objectively to the point where you can glance at a vintage chart and reach out across a generation to impugn somebody else's taste. Maybe if you had the '62 DRC in the same context that she first tried it you would be just as rapturous. Not that I think critical consent is worthless (and obviously neither does she, as she is naming some of the world's most expensive wines).

It's a little as if someone asked Bill James what his favorite statistical season was and he answered "Babe Ruth 1926"--its an exceedingly fine season, but its completely unmemorable in context.


But the question there wouldn't be the "best" season, but his favorite. He might reasonably answer with a Dan Quisenberry season, or that year when Craig Biggio had 35 HBPs and 0 GDPs, or whatever.
   32. Alex_Lewis Posted: July 28, 2009 at 07:23 PM (#3270683)
Since we're on the topic of condiments and value judgments, was anyone else intrigued by the fervor inspired by Obama's request for spicy mustard on his hamburger?

I know a fellow who eats mayonnaise out of the jar; we, his room mates, all judged him to be a flimsy character. Sometimes, he'd take a spoonful of mayonnaise, chomp it and then chase it with a squirt of chocolate syrup.
   33. PreservedFish Posted: July 28, 2009 at 07:32 PM (#3270692)
was anyone else intrigued by the fervor inspired by Obama's request for spicy mustard on his hamburger?


It's not my first choice but I can't begrudge him it.

Actually, now that I am imagining a seared burger with a salty brown crust on it, the mustard sounds pretty awesome. That might be my dinner soon.

On our last condiment thread (yes, there have been others) I was amazed at how prescriptive most people here were with their condiments. Saying stuff like, "a hot dog can only have mustard and relish on it, anything else is absolutely repulsive." I have an open mind about these things. I have my preferences, sure, but if I go to a good hot dog place where the locals put ketchup on it, or mayo, or barbecue sauce, or arugula, or plum compote, or whatever the #### weird thing they want to, I'll eat it that way.
   34. TVerik - Dr. Velocity Posted: July 28, 2009 at 07:33 PM (#3270695)
I had a fried egg on a hamburger once. Don't knock it until you try it.
   35. RJ in TO Posted: July 28, 2009 at 07:36 PM (#3270700)
Mayonnaise is disgusting.

Carry on.


Fluornoy is correct.

Carry on.
   36. PreservedFish Posted: July 28, 2009 at 07:37 PM (#3270705)
I had a fried egg on a hamburger once.

It's wonderful. Fried egg is good on a pizza too. And if you disagree you're an #######

Mayo is also good with fries.

Why are these things controversial?
   37. RJ in TO Posted: July 28, 2009 at 07:38 PM (#3270710)
was anyone else intrigued by the fervor inspired by Obama's request for spicy mustard on his hamburger?

On our last condiment thread (yes, there have been others) I was amazed at how prescriptive most people here were with their condiments.


Amusingly enough, the last condiment thread was ignited in response to Obama's spicy mustard request.
   38. Alex_Lewis Posted: July 28, 2009 at 07:39 PM (#3270713)
Yeah, I'm pretty open minded. Personally, I like spicy mustard. I didn't understand what the big deal was, unless somewhere along the line spicy mustard gained a connotation of which I am currently unaware. Mayonnaise inspires some strong feelings in people because those who like it appear to really, really like it while those who dislike it tend to have their aversion based in unpleasant, stomach churning memories.

Sort of on the same topic: in France, one only eats cheese and their salad -after- the entree has been consumed. To do otherwise is to be vile barbarian. I learned this fact through bitter experience.
   39. RJ in TO Posted: July 28, 2009 at 07:40 PM (#3270717)
I had a fried egg on a hamburger once. Don't knock it until you try it.


There was a bar across the street from my university which did their best to replicate the Good Morning Burger from the Simpsons. It was pretty awesome, although it was responsible for the occasional bout of intestinal distress.
   40. Alex_Lewis Posted: July 28, 2009 at 07:41 PM (#3270721)
I had a fried egg on a hamburger once. Don't knock it until you try it.


Oh, by no means. Fried egg improves most meals. I like my egg good and fried, though. None of that runny yellow junk.
   41. TVerik - Dr. Velocity Posted: July 28, 2009 at 07:42 PM (#3270725)
This is all very Lounge-like.
   42. RJ in TO Posted: July 28, 2009 at 07:42 PM (#3270726)
I like my egg good and fried, though. None of that runny yellow junk.


I bet you're also one of those cretins who likes their steak well done.
   43. The Good Face Posted: July 28, 2009 at 07:43 PM (#3270727)
Mayonnaise is disgusting.

Carry on.


Fluornoy is correct.

Carry on.


Confirming that Ryan is correct about Flournoy being correct.

Carry on.

Amusingly enough, the last condiment thread was ignited in response to Obama's spicy mustard request.


Sad. Especially with all these birth certificate bombshells out there.
   44. Hang down your head, Tom Foley Posted: July 28, 2009 at 07:43 PM (#3270728)
I had a fried egg on a hamburger once. Don't knock it until you try it.


That's an option at Fatburger. Everybody needs to get a Kingburger with bacon, egg, chili, and cheese, Fat Fries and a Big Fat Coke at least once in your life.
   45. PreservedFish Posted: July 28, 2009 at 07:43 PM (#3270730)
At least they didn't try the Space Age Moon Waffle

Sort of on the same topic: in France, one only eats cheese and their salad -after- the entree has been consumed. To do otherwise is to be vile barbarian. I learned this fact through bitter experience.


See, I'm fine with this. I like it both ways. They both make sense.

And the salad after entree thing is usually a simple salad. If you get frisee au lardons, it's going to be a first course.
   46. RJ in TO Posted: July 28, 2009 at 07:46 PM (#3270735)
Sad. Especially with all these birth certificate bombshells out there.


While I can't check that image from here, I hope that's the Barack The Islamic Shock Super-Allah Hussein Obama certificate. It's still my favorite.
   47. PreservedFish Posted: July 28, 2009 at 07:47 PM (#3270736)
Confirming that Ryan is correct about Flournoy being correct.


Do you three all hate all mayo based products? Do you hate spicy tuna rolls? Aioli? Tartar sauce? McDonald's "special sauce?" Blue cheese dressing? Ranch? Caesar's salad?
   48. Alex_Lewis Posted: July 28, 2009 at 07:48 PM (#3270739)
I bet you're also one of those cretins who likes their steak well done.


You wound me, sir. There's no point in eating a steak burnt to carbon. The more blood, the better, I say! (soon to be the national motto)

Runny eggs... Just can't stand the texture, for whatever reason.
   49. The Good Face Posted: July 28, 2009 at 07:50 PM (#3270741)
Do you three all hate all mayo based products? Do you hate spicy tuna rolls? Aioli? Tartar sauce? McDonald's "special sauce?" Blue cheese dressing? Ranch? Caesar's salad?


Yes. Need not be made with mayo. Yes. Yes. God yes. Yes. Yes. And yes.
   50. PreservedFish Posted: July 28, 2009 at 07:54 PM (#3270749)
Wow. You really hate mayo.
   51. RJ in TO Posted: July 28, 2009 at 07:54 PM (#3270750)
Yes. Need not be made with mayo. Yes. Yes. God yes. Yes. Yes. And yes.


I can deal with Caesar salad, but only because I like it with enough anchovies and bacon to mask the presence of mayo. Otherwise, I agree with the above.
   52. Alex_Lewis Posted: July 28, 2009 at 07:57 PM (#3270754)
And here I thought everyone liked spicy tuna rolls. Isn't that the litmus test for a sushi restaurant?
   53. Der Komminsk-sar Posted: July 28, 2009 at 08:00 PM (#3270764)
Sometimes, he'd take a spoonful of mayonnaise, chomp it and then chase it with a squirt of chocolate syrup.

Cue vomit.
Mayo is gross, 95% of the time. Every once in awhile, it really improves a dish but, generally, blargh.
   54. RJ in TO Posted: July 28, 2009 at 08:00 PM (#3270765)
And here I thought everyone liked spicy tuna rolls. Isn't that the litmus test for a sushi restaurant?


A roll as a litmus test for a sushi restaurant? That seems... odd.
   55. PreservedFish Posted: July 28, 2009 at 08:01 PM (#3270767)
Isn't that the litmus test for a sushi restaurant?


No, it's rather the opposite. The meat that goes into a spicy tuna roll is either tuna trim that's too ugly to use as nigiri or sashimi, or meat from a cheaper fish, or possibly even meat from a few days ago that needs to be served with a strong flavor to mask the slight off flavor or smell. And they sort of taste the same everywhere, because they are slathered in spicy mayo.

Nothing wrong with that, I still love them.

I think something like mackerel sashimi would be a better litmus test. Mackerel tastes like the ocean, and if it's low quality, you'll know it. Although sometimes it's vinegared.
   56. RJ in TO Posted: July 28, 2009 at 08:07 PM (#3270777)
I think something like mackerel sashimi (a fish that can be very stinky and oily) would be a better litmus test. Although sometimes it's vinegared.


Sashimi is definitely the way to go to test a place - there's nothing to use to mask the fish quality, and the knife skills of the chef can't be easily hidden. Personally, I'd test with something like a good piece of bluefin tuna, but mackerel would be a good choice too.
   57. Alex_Lewis Posted: July 28, 2009 at 08:08 PM (#3270781)
A roll as a litmus test for a sushi restaurant? That seems... odd.


My feeling is that if you can't do a spicy tuna roll right, you can't do anything right. Then again, I *am* a vile barbarian.
   58. RJ in TO Posted: July 28, 2009 at 08:12 PM (#3270786)
My feeling is that if you can't do a spicy tuna roll right, you can't do anything right. Then again, I *am* a vile barbarian.


So you use it in the same way that I use Spaghetti Bolognese at a North American Italian Place - if they can't do that, then I'm probably better off eating elsewhere.
   59. PreservedFish Posted: July 28, 2009 at 08:14 PM (#3270788)
My feeling is that if you can't do a spicy tuna roll right, you can't do anything right.


Well, that might be accurate.

The truth is that most restaurants probably get their spicy tuna meat in big tubs, pre-minced. And they probably all use the same brand of spicy mayo. This is just a guess.

The reason I suggested mackerel is that it's a cheap fish but one that can easily be nasty. You can buy "sashimi grade" tuna and salmon at Whole Foods that is pretty darn good. Those are gorgeous fish and it's easy to present them in a beautiful light. They'll probably be solid, even at a lesser sushi bar. An awesome mackerel sashimi? That means your chef cares about his sourcing, cares about freshness...
   60. phredbird Posted: July 28, 2009 at 08:14 PM (#3270789)
i was never a big mayo person until i heard that the belgians eat it with fries. then i thought 'well, they certainly know beer, so maybe this isn't that dumb.' i know, my mind works funny. so the next time i was at a nice restaurant that had frites with house made mayo, i tried it.
when its done right, its awesome.
   61. phredbird Posted: July 28, 2009 at 08:15 PM (#3270790)
for instance, at wurstkuche, 3rd and traction off alameda, in L.A.
   62. Alex_Lewis Posted: July 28, 2009 at 08:24 PM (#3270805)
So you use it in the same way that I use Spaghetti Bolognese at a North American Italian Place - if they can't do that, then I'm probably better off eating elsewhere.


Yes. 'The litmus test' may have been the wrong phrase to use.
   63. Baldrick Posted: July 28, 2009 at 08:24 PM (#3270806)
Do you three all hate all mayo based products? Do you hate spicy tuna rolls? Aioli? Tartar sauce? McDonald's "special sauce?" Blue cheese dressing? Ranch? Caesar's salad?

Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes.

To all of them, one million times yes.

We had a discussion once about how much someone would have to pay you to sit and eat a jar of mayonnaise with a spoon. I decided that I might be willing to do it for $50,000. Maybe.
   64. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: July 28, 2009 at 08:28 PM (#3270814)
Mayo is gross but ...

I learned that I could injest mayo with the advent of the Whopper. The Whopper also alerted me that onions in the right context are awesome. Long live the Whopper, although I scape at least 50% of the mayo off.

Light mayo on a BLT or its big cousin, the Turkey Club, is a necessity.

I've had some fancy mayos like cranberry based ones for a turkey sandwich which are actually good.

Putting mayo on baloney sandwiches like my sisters did, NFW baby.

And nothing wrong with a spicy mustard on hamburger, especially with lettuce, tomato and raw onion. Ketchup is overrated, IMO.

YMMV.
   65. RJ in TO Posted: July 28, 2009 at 08:33 PM (#3270820)
I learned that I could injest mayo with the advent of the Whopper. The Whopper also alerted me that onions in the right context are awesome. Long live the Whopper, although I scape at least 50% of the mayo off.


Or you could just order it without mayo, and get them to add mustard. The end result is far superior to the mayoed Whopper.
   66. PreservedFish Posted: July 28, 2009 at 08:34 PM (#3270824)
so the next time i was at a nice restaurant that had frites with house made mayo, i tried it.
when its done right, its awesome.


There is a huge difference between store bought and homemade. I like Hellmann's fine, but it has a very unsettling texture, semi-translucent and quivering. It's some weird ####. Homemade mayo doesn't really look like that. It doesn't look scary, it looks delicious.
   67. eclarkso Posted: July 28, 2009 at 08:38 PM (#3270832)
Anyone in the south who isn't familiar with Duke's mayonnaise needs to drop any of that other mess (including Hellman's) and try it. I never understood why some people didn't like mayo until I discovered junk like Kraft and Miracle Whip etc. existed.
   68. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: July 28, 2009 at 08:40 PM (#3270834)
This is one of the more bizarre sidetracks in recent memory. A Jeter thread hijackjed by mayo. Mayo!
   69. RJ in TO Posted: July 28, 2009 at 08:41 PM (#3270836)
This is one of the more bizarre sidetracks in recent memory. A Jeter thread hijackjed by mayo. Mayo!


What's so strange about that? Mayo is one of the few things I hate more than Jeter.
   70. Avoid Running At All Times- S. Paige Posted: July 28, 2009 at 08:42 PM (#3270837)
I'm truly amazed by BTF. A thread about mayo?! Wow!
   71. Der Komminsk-sar Posted: July 28, 2009 at 08:45 PM (#3270842)
This isn't our first mayo thread either.
   72. PreservedFish Posted: July 28, 2009 at 08:47 PM (#3270846)
OK, I'll be honest. I've eaten mayo on pizza. The Japanese do it. I copied them. And I liked it. But only on a subpar pizza, one that needs some help.
   73. GregQ Posted: July 28, 2009 at 08:51 PM (#3270855)
The natural course for this thread is to head towards cole slaw once again.
   74. Avoid Running At All Times- S. Paige Posted: July 28, 2009 at 09:04 PM (#3270877)
OK, I'll be honest. I've eaten mayo on pizza.


That was brave of you to admit, Mr. Fish. Welcome to our group.
   75. Petunia inquires about ponies Posted: July 28, 2009 at 09:05 PM (#3270880)
Coleslaw - another supposedly mayo-based food item that is far superior when made without mayo.
   76. Hang down your head, Tom Foley Posted: July 28, 2009 at 09:06 PM (#3270883)
I bet Jeter has eaten cole slaw off the bare asses of some really good-looking women- women most of us haven't even dreamt of eating cole slaw off the bare asses of.
   77. The Good Face Posted: July 28, 2009 at 09:07 PM (#3270884)
The reason I suggested mackerel is that it's a cheap fish but one that can easily be nasty. You can buy "sashimi grade" tuna and salmon at Whole Foods that is pretty darn good. Those are gorgeous fish and it's easy to present them in a beautiful light. They'll probably be solid, even at a lesser sushi bar. An awesome mackerel sashimi? That means your chef cares about his sourcing, cares about freshness...


This is true, but the downside can be a nasty case of food poisoning if the chef is made of fail. The only time I've gotten sick from eating sushi was from mackerel sashimi. The taste coming back up was... well, words fail me.

Toro or Tamago is a safer bet to do competence testing.
   78. Avoid Running At All Times- S. Paige Posted: July 28, 2009 at 09:07 PM (#3270885)
Coleslaw - another supposedly mayo-based food item that is far superior when made without mayo.


I love mayo, but this is very true.
   79. Harmon "Thread Killer" Microbrew Posted: July 28, 2009 at 09:23 PM (#3270925)
The natural course for this thread is to head towards cole slaw once again.


The casual use of "natural" and "once again" in this sentence is teh awesome.
   80. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: July 28, 2009 at 09:28 PM (#3270934)
Cole slaw w or w/o mayo can be a very good thing, unfortunately many places mail it in when serving it with burger/sandwich and fries.

Homemade mayo is divine, and is the best base for a homemade caesar dressing.
   81. My name is RMc and I feel extremely affected Posted: July 28, 2009 at 09:29 PM (#3270936)
All "foodies" should be immediately imprisoned, without a fair trial.

Carry on.
   82. Swedish Chef Posted: July 28, 2009 at 09:31 PM (#3270942)
Toro or Tamago is a safer bet to do competence testing.

I'm a gambler, I go all-in with Fugu.
   83. Randy Jones Posted: July 28, 2009 at 09:49 PM (#3270964)
Mayo is excellent whether store bought or homemade. My favorite condiment on burgers is mayo mixed with Old Bay seasoning.
   84. UCCF Posted: July 28, 2009 at 09:51 PM (#3270966)
All condiments are awful. I will write the Condiment Manifesto one of these days.
   85. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: July 28, 2009 at 09:51 PM (#3270967)
The only time I was ever forced to eat mayo (in cole slaw, which compounded the felony) I threw it up all over the camp counselor who made me eat it. Served the motherfucker right.
   86. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: July 28, 2009 at 10:03 PM (#3270992)
I'm truly amazed by BTF. A thread about mayo?! Wow!

It's a veritable mayo clinic.
   87. GregQ Posted: July 28, 2009 at 10:13 PM (#3271006)
I like to use the adobo sauce they use to pack chipotle chiles and mix it with mayo for my burgers
   88. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: July 28, 2009 at 10:19 PM (#3271015)
Mayonnaise is absolutely disgusting. I gag any time.
   89. Swoboda is freedom Posted: July 28, 2009 at 10:30 PM (#3271031)
A thread about mayo?!

If this was the basketball thread, I could understand it. I mean Mayo averaged 18 points as a rookie.
   90. Shooty would run in but these bone spurs hurt! Posted: July 30, 2009 at 05:42 PM (#3273940)
I believe no less an authority than Julia Child said that she wanted her last meal to be sliced tomato on white bread with Hellmann's mayo.

I use soft whole wheat bread, but otherwise this is my favorite sandwich. Mmmmmmmm.
   91. PreservedFish Posted: July 30, 2009 at 06:02 PM (#3273980)
Shooty, were you trying to resurrect the thread, or did you just want your thoughts on the mayo sandwich to be recorded for posterity?
   92. Shooty would run in but these bone spurs hurt! Posted: July 30, 2009 at 06:16 PM (#3274006)
Shooty, were you trying to resurrect the thread, or did you just want your thoughts on the mayo sandwich to be recorded for posterity?

I missed this thread yesterday because I assumed it was a Jeter thread. I wish we could change the titles of threads when they become interesting!
   93. PreservedFish Posted: July 30, 2009 at 06:21 PM (#3274026)
Mayo is threatening to conquer the Papi-steroids thread a day after squashing a Jeter-defense thread. Perhaps we should change the title of the whole damn website
   94. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: July 30, 2009 at 06:34 PM (#3274068)
Maybe we can have a thread hijack alert amongst the data in Hot Topics. Imagine if you saw

NewsblogJeter makes long strides at shortstop
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You couldn't resist that thread, could you?
   95. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: July 30, 2009 at 06:37 PM (#3274073)
Mayonnaise is the Devil. And Miracle Whip is the Anti-Christ.
   96. PreservedFish Posted: July 30, 2009 at 06:44 PM (#3274087)
Hijack Alert: Mayo
Hijack Alert: Daniel Murphy
Hijack Alert: Screwball comedies
Hijack Alert: Magic the Gathering
Hijack Alert: Erin Roberts
   97. Alex_Lewis Posted: July 30, 2009 at 07:06 PM (#3274154)
Hijack Alert: Russian Literature

TURN IT OFF, TURN IT OFF!!
   98. Harry Balsagne Posted: July 30, 2009 at 07:16 PM (#3274190)
I believe I read an interview with Tom Robbins once where he said the tomato with mayo sandwich is the greatest meal ever conceived.

A co-worker of mine is Japanese, goes to Japan with her mother once a year, and says it's amazing how sushi-related things considered uncouth in the US are perfectly acceptable/quite popular in Japan nowadays. For instance, rolls are hugely popular, and everything's got the MSG mayo drizzled on it. Also, buying sushi from a supermarket is not looked down upon, and preferred by most.

My girlfriend and I are vegetarians, but she refuses to give up mayo. She mixes it with mustard. I eat sushi about twice a year. So I guess that makes us pseudo-vegetarians. Whatever--we're not Nazis about it. Get off my back.
   99. Sexy Lizard Posted: July 30, 2009 at 08:14 PM (#3274406)
There's really awesome vegan mayo, veganaise. The stuff made with canola oil tastes a bit better, but the stuff made with grapeseed oil is supposedly (says the company) good for your heart. The idea of mayo that is good for your heart is so wrong that I love the stuff. Beets and veganaise on sourdough, mmm mmmm mmmmm!
   100. Obama Bomaye Posted: July 30, 2009 at 08:36 PM (#3274470)
Hijack Alert: Mayo

It would need to be clear you're not in here discussing the '68 Tigers.
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