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Wednesday, May 07, 2014

MLB: Tyrannosaurus Rex throws out first pitch for Padres, tries to eat Friars mascot

Headline says it all really.  Ian Malcolm was right!

Depressoteric Posted: May 07, 2014 at 11:13 PM | 54 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: san diego padres, wtf

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   1. RMc's desperate, often sordid world Posted: May 08, 2014 at 06:37 AM (#4702727)
I thought the Padres already had a dinosaur. (I'm allowed to tease a fellow Michigander.)
   2. BDC Posted: May 08, 2014 at 08:22 AM (#4702747)
I thought the scouting report on the guy was "no arm."
   3. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: May 08, 2014 at 08:37 AM (#4702750)
The padre told police that the T-Rex was 6,000 years old.
   4. The Clarence Thomas of BBTF (scott) Posted: May 08, 2014 at 09:01 AM (#4702767)
Where can I get one of those dinosaur costumes!? I need it for reasons.
   5. Accent Shallow Posted: May 08, 2014 at 09:03 AM (#4702770)
I thought the scouting report on the guy was "no arm."


I'm trying to pass the potatoes!
   6. Tim Wallach was my Hero Posted: May 08, 2014 at 09:04 AM (#4702771)
The padre told police that the T-Rex was 6,000 years old.

This is great.
   7. OsunaSakata Posted: May 08, 2014 at 09:09 AM (#4702773)
The padre told police that the T-Rex was 6,000 years old.


Ruben Amaro, Jr. immediately signed the T-Rex to a contract. The dinosaur will be in the bullpen on Friday.
   8. bobm Posted: May 08, 2014 at 09:42 AM (#4702798)
tries to eat Friars mascot


IMO if McDonald's Ray Kroc had any sense of humor as an owner, he would have changed the name of the team from "Padres" to "Friars".
   9. Moeball Posted: May 08, 2014 at 09:46 AM (#4702801)
Was at the game.

Although the T Rex was a bit long in the tooth, it still performed better than the Padres.

Also the only time you will see a pitcher get away with openly putting the ball in his mouth on the mound.

The pitch dove sharply; it looked like it had quite a bit of bite on it!
   10. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: May 08, 2014 at 10:45 AM (#4702829)
Carl Everett never saw it.
   11. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: May 08, 2014 at 11:20 AM (#4702854)
Daaaaaaaaaa... ctylllllllll...

Daaaaaaaaaa... ctylllllllll....

Daaaaaaaaaa... ctylllllllll....
   12. Don Malcolm Posted: May 08, 2014 at 11:44 AM (#4702873)
IMO if McDonald's Ray Kroc had any sense of humor as an owner, he would have changed the name of the team from "Padres" to "Friars".


Maybe they can be persuaded to change the name on the uniform to "Friars" when they play Miami, who can then reciprocate by changing their uniforms to read "Fish."
   13. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: May 08, 2014 at 12:22 PM (#4702890)
Maybe they can be persuaded to change the name on the uniform to "Friars" when they play Miami, who can then reciprocate by changing their uniforms to read "Fish."


But only on Fridays.

(edit: To explain a joke is to ruin it, of course, but this is not a terrible pun on the "fry" in "Friday." It refers to the common Catholic practice, at least here in the midwest, of having communal fish-fry dinners on Fridays because of the ban on eating meat.)
   14. winnipegwhip Posted: May 08, 2014 at 01:03 PM (#4702906)
#10

So if what would Carl do if he took one in the back? Go ahead charge the mound.
   15. Publius Publicola Posted: May 08, 2014 at 01:07 PM (#4702910)
Carl Everett never saw it.


No. No. No!

It's proof that Carl was right!
   16. Depressoteric Posted: May 08, 2014 at 01:42 PM (#4702945)
(edit: To explain a joke is to ruin it, of course, but this is not a terrible pun on the "fry" in "Friday." It refers to the common Catholic practice, at least here in the midwest, of having communal fish-fry dinners on Fridays because of the ban on eating meat.)
Dude, you didn't need to explain it! I'm not even Catholic and I'm familiar with this tradition.
   17. Wins Above Paul Westerberg Posted: May 08, 2014 at 02:26 PM (#4702971)
Dude, you didn't need to explain it! I'm not even Catholic and I'm familiar with this tradition.

Yeah, man. You're talking about Lent, not Purim. Even McDonald's pimps the Fish Portion Sandwich during Lent.

Plus, ya know. Christianity. Founders. Alabama. Only religion protected by First Amendment. Stuff like that.
   18. if nature called, ladodger34 would listen Posted: May 08, 2014 at 02:40 PM (#4702980)
(edit: To explain a joke is to ruin it, of course, but this is not a terrible pun on the "fry" in "Friday." It refers to the common Catholic practice, at least here in the midwest, of having communal fish-fry dinners on Fridays because of the ban on eating meat.)


Even us heathens on the West Coast have Fish Fry's during lent. My wife's parish (she's Catholic, I just tag along with her) even sells beer in the parish center.
   19. SoSHially Unacceptable Posted: May 08, 2014 at 02:46 PM (#4702984)
My wife's parish (she's Catholic, I just tag along with her) even sells beer in the parish center.


We have a bar attached to our grade school gymnasium.
   20. if nature called, ladodger34 would listen Posted: May 08, 2014 at 03:01 PM (#4702990)
We have a bar attached to our grade school gymnasium.


I've told this story on here before, but it is worth repeating. Back when my wife and I were dating, I helped her volunteer during the annual Spring Fest (think Carnival) at church. I wasn't exactly raised protestant, but I was around it enough to know that you pretend not to drink (best friend's dad came back after a church group Super Bowl party one year and was like "I don't know what the #### I was thinking going to a Super Bowl party with church people, all they had was punch") . Imagine my surprise to find a beer truck in the parking lot. And the bands playing actually were covering classic rock stuff. There was very little (if any) "religion" happening aside from the 5:30 Saturday night mass. It was so much different than the (albeit limited) church events that I had been exposed to when I was growing up.

** My fears were further pushed aside when my wife and I had to jump through the pre-marriage hoopla stuff and the pastoral coordinator (ie the lady that runs the church) asked my religion and I kind of hemmed and hawed and she said "Don't worry, my husband isn't Catholic either". I'm not a big fan of the church and I really dislike going to mass (but I tag along anyways), but it's a much better experience than the churches I came in contact with during my youth.
   21. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: May 08, 2014 at 04:07 PM (#4703022)
I'm not Catholic either - I've just been known to make an unashamedly bad here and there and got self-conscious, I guess.
   22. Mike Webber Posted: May 08, 2014 at 04:09 PM (#4703023)
I remember comparing notes with some classmates once, we discovered that the first time each of us had gotten drunk was at a Catholic wedding - and no wedding overlap.
   23. SoSHially Unacceptable Posted: May 08, 2014 at 04:31 PM (#4703041)

I've told this story on here before, but it is worth repeating. Back when my wife and I were dating, I helped her volunteer during the annual Spring Fest (think Carnival) at church. I wasn't exactly raised protestant, but I was around it enough to know that you pretend not to drink (best friend's dad came back after a church group Super Bowl party one year and was like "I don't know what the #### I was thinking going to a Super Bowl party with church people, all they had was punch") . Imagine my surprise to find a beer truck in the parking lot. And the bands playing actually were covering classic rock stuff. There was very little (if any) "religion" happening aside from the 5:30 Saturday night mass. It was so much different than the (albeit limited) church events that I had been exposed to when I was growing up.


We have a huge, four-day summer festival, with rides and games and food and gap-toothed carnies and a beer garden/gambling tent that just gets bigger and bigger every year. I always spend one night during the festival dealing blackjack and take full advantage of the dealers drink free rule.
   24. Depressoteric Posted: May 08, 2014 at 04:48 PM (#4703053)
I think it's safe to say that the least fun I've ever had at a Christian-denominational festival was with the Lutherans. The most fun? Greek Orthodox summer festival. Those folks know how to enjoy themselves -- and they make a mean baklava to boot.
   25. geonose Posted: May 08, 2014 at 05:36 PM (#4703071)
I think it's safe to say that the least fun I've ever had at a Christian-denominational festival was with the Lutherans.

You must have been hanging with Missouri Synod Lutherans. I can guarantee you that those of us from the ELCA know how to party!
   26. Depressoteric Posted: May 08, 2014 at 07:40 PM (#4703113)
#2 and #3 are gold, incidentally.
   27. Curse of the Andino Posted: May 08, 2014 at 08:43 PM (#4703133)
My fears were further pushed aside when my wife and I had to jump through the pre-marriage hoopla stuff and the pastoral coordinator (ie the lady that runs the church) asked my religion and I kind of hemmed and hawed and she said "Don't worry, my husband isn't Catholic either". I'm not a big fan of the church and I really dislike going to mass (but I tag along anyways), but it's a much better experience than the churches I came in contact with during my youth.


Was raised Catholic in a very "trendy" hippy-like town (Columbia, MD.) Had experiences at festivals not too dissimilar to this, with bands at least, though not with beer. We actually went to Sunday school/mass at an "interfaith center." Place had Protestant services, and was a synagogue on Sat. Got the hell out of that town as fast as I could, but my sister stayed, married, has kids and church is big with them. I went back for communions and baptisms and such.

What makes it all weird, the town got much bigger as a DC suburb, is more lefty than ever, like the rest of MD, and somehow the Catholic Church is now way more traditional than it ever was before. Masses are way longer than I remembered, 'cuz that's what the parents want. Still at the interfaith center, though.
   28. robinred Posted: May 08, 2014 at 10:49 PM (#4703190)
I am surprised that the Padres didn't have the T-Rex sing the national anthem.
   29. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: May 08, 2014 at 11:22 PM (#4703201)
I don't think there's a catholic parish in the Milwaukee area that doesn't have a church festival with beer tent(s), sponsored of course by a brewery. Friday fish fry, hog roast, chicken dinner on Saturday/Sunday, carnival type games for kids, maybe a midway with rides. Make no mistake, it will be free admission, bands playing at night and beer tents will be selling pitchers. Elsewhere, a bingo tent, the old numbered paddles in a roulette style game where the prize is a bottle of booze. I used to attend a parish on the east side, and the church bulletin always had a $1 off a pitcher of beer coupon at Wolski's on Sundays.
   30. PreservedFish Posted: May 08, 2014 at 11:28 PM (#4703203)
mrams just became Charles Kuralt.
   31. Mess with the Meat, you get the Wad! Posted: May 09, 2014 at 01:45 AM (#4703215)
Sosh what festival is that? Seem.s like theres tons in that area that are similar.
   32. SoSHially Unacceptable Posted: May 09, 2014 at 02:37 AM (#4703220)
The Nativity festival in Portage. My wife is the principal of the school, my youngest goes there and my oldest will work for the church this summer. If you drop by, let me know and I'll buy you a beer. We're generally there all four nights for one reason or another.

   33. Dr. Vaux Posted: May 09, 2014 at 03:33 AM (#4703224)
For a "lefty" place, Columbia sure has gotten whiter and more expensive since I moved there nine years ago. Not coincidentally, I don't live there anymore.
   34. Leroy Kincaid Posted: May 09, 2014 at 06:51 AM (#4703233)
For a "lefty" place, Columbia sure has gotten whiter and more expensive since I moved there nine years ago. Not coincidentally, I don't live there anymore.

Flight from white?
   35. Greg Pope thinks the Cubs are reeking havoc Posted: May 09, 2014 at 09:32 AM (#4703282)
Yeah, man. You're talking about Lent, not Purim. Even McDonald's pimps the Fish Portion Sandwich during Lent.

In Wisconsin this doesn't happen just during Lent, though. Every single restaurant advertises fish (and many churches have fish fries) on every Friday all year round. I'm assuming that this became the tradition back when you could never eat meat on Fridays. And just never stopped.
   36. Bitter Mouse Posted: May 09, 2014 at 09:39 AM (#4703286)
In Wisconsin this doesn't happen just during Lent, though. Every single restaurant advertises fish (and many churches have fish fries) on every Friday all year round. I'm assuming that this became the tradition back when you could never eat meat on Fridays. And just never stopped.


Mostly ditto for MN. I am not religious and don't eat much fish (yuck), so I largely ignore it, but it is there.
   37. if nature called, ladodger34 would listen Posted: May 09, 2014 at 11:59 AM (#4703450)
Mostly ditto for MN. I am not religious and don't eat much fish (yuck), so I largely ignore it, but it is there.


My grandparents grew up in MN and my grandma was baptized Catholic (my great grandma was 100% Italian). Despite my grandparents being mostly agnostic (my grandma openly said she was atheist) my mom said that growing up, they never had meat on Fridays.
   38. McCoy Posted: May 09, 2014 at 12:34 PM (#4703490)
Yep, fish fry Friday is every single Friday in virtually all the non corporate restaurants in Wisconsin with fried perch probably being the most popular special Friday night item. I used to do an all you can eat fish fry for something like 10 bucks back in the day with your choices being fried perch, fried cod, or baked cod slathered in mayo and Lowrys. Wisconsites would pack that stuff away. Sometimes literally! We'd find little old ladies rolling fish in napkins and stuffing it in their purses.
   39. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: May 09, 2014 at 01:06 PM (#4703516)
I'm partial to fish fries which have either fried perch or bluegill. Some that have 'all you can eat' are typically only for Cod. Sides are typically some offering of fries, potato cakes, cole slaw, rye bread, marble rye bread, dill pickles. Those old ladies McCoy talks about in #38 are most certainly begining the meal with a brandy old-fashioned sweet. Asking ten locals which is the best fish fry will get you ten different answers.

Even if you go to a chinese or italian restaurant on a Friday night, they too will offer a 'fish fry' option.
   40. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: May 09, 2014 at 01:07 PM (#4703517)
Can't we make this a favorite dinosaur thread? I vote for deinocheirus.
   41. flournoy Posted: May 09, 2014 at 01:27 PM (#4703527)
Number one is pachycephalosaurus, easily. Ankylosaurus is also in the discussion.
   42. villageidiom Posted: May 09, 2014 at 01:31 PM (#4703532)
Ankylosaurus
Like the T-Rex in the article, the Ankylosaurus has difficulty throwing from the mound. But put him in the outfield and he's fine.
   43. Ok, Griffey's Dunn (Nothing Iffey About Griffey) Posted: May 09, 2014 at 01:55 PM (#4703545)
Ankylosaurus

Like the T-Rex in the article, the Ankylosaurus has difficulty throwing from the mound. But put him in the outfield and he's fine.


This is excellent
   44. Jesse Barfield's Right Arm Posted: May 09, 2014 at 02:04 PM (#4703549)
I am surprised that the Padres didn't have the T-Rex sing the national anthem.


Problem is it's not really their style.
   45. PreservedFish Posted: May 09, 2014 at 02:05 PM (#4703550)
New favorite dinosaur, which I learned about from my daughter's Angry Birds Learn About Dinosaurs book: Therizinosaurus!
   46. Ok, Griffey's Dunn (Nothing Iffey About Griffey) Posted: May 09, 2014 at 02:16 PM (#4703555)
Yeah, the Therizinosaurs are cool.

I like this little guy (or girl)
   47. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: May 09, 2014 at 03:26 PM (#4703618)
Therizinosaurs are definitely cool and they get more interesting the more they learn about them. The AMNH has the arms and claws of one of them on display and, Holy Toledo, that must have been a large animal.
   48. vortex of dissipation Posted: May 09, 2014 at 03:52 PM (#4703645)
Ankylosaurus is also in the discussion.


When I was a kid I had a toy of Ankylosaurus, and it became one of my favorites because of that. I'm pretty sure it was this one, and I remember it as being vivid blue plastic...
   49. Leroy Kincaid Posted: May 09, 2014 at 07:43 PM (#4703761)
Licolodapus
   50. OCF Posted: May 09, 2014 at 10:29 PM (#4703818)
From when my kids were young, I remember Deinonychus being the coolest fiercest thing out there. Then a certain book and movie came along and decided that "Velociraptor" was easier to say.
   51. Weekly Journalist_ Posted: May 10, 2014 at 12:24 AM (#4703901)
50. Oh my god, that was me as well. I LOVED Deinonychus and I HATED that Jurassic Park turned them into Velociraptors. Do you (or anyone else) remember that Dinosaur special from the 80s hosted by Christopher Reeve? There was a sick stop motion animation hunting scene where some Deinonychuses took down a Struthiomimus....among other cool stuff. My mom taped it and I think I watched it 857 times. I even still have the commericals memorized.
   52. Weekly Journalist_ Posted: May 10, 2014 at 12:26 AM (#4703902)
God bless Youtube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYe3r-wH_1s


The music and effects still give me goosebumps
   53. PreservedFish Posted: May 10, 2014 at 03:03 AM (#4703917)
Then a certain book and movie came along and decided that "Velociraptor" was easier to say.


I recently read this book. IIRC Crichton was working off of one big book of dinosaur illustrations that got the names of Velociraptor and Deinonychus mixed up.

Also, the evidence for Deinonychus being a really smart and organized hunter is pretty damn thin ... I forget the specifics, but basically they found a bunch of deinonychus bodies near the body of some other bigger dinosaur and decided that they must have been hunting it in a pack. But they might have just been fighting each other to eat some dino that died of old age. Actually the whole book was like that, basically everything cool we think we know about dinosaurs is baseless speculation.
   54. Barnaby Jones Posted: May 10, 2014 at 02:50 PM (#4704101)
For a "lefty" place, Columbia sure has gotten whiter and more expensive since I moved there nine years ago. Not coincidentally, I don't live there anymore.


Not sure how many "lefty" places you have lived, but this is essentially the trend in all of them.

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