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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Yadier Molina serves his brother crackers on a plate — home plate

Orange slices and Shasta for everyone after the game!

Jose was in St. Louis to play catcher for his Rays, while Yadier was sidelined with a thumb injury, so maybe Jose should have been the one sending the pick-me-up. As it happened, TV cameras caught Cardinals third base coach Jose Oquendo putting a couple of packs of peanut butter-filled cheese crackers on home plate, then showed Yadier laughing and motioning for his brother to take them.

Sure enough, Jose gratefully accepted the offering and put the crackers in his back pocket.

Picture-by-picture breakdown here.

 

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: July 24, 2014 at 10:01 AM | 46 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: cardinals, crackers, jose molina, jose oquendo, rays, snacks, yadier molina

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   1. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: July 24, 2014 at 10:19 AM (#4756816)
I don't know what will piss off Brian McCann more: that Yadier desecrated home plate, the game of baseball, NAY, THE VERY CONCEPT OF COMPETITIVE ATHLETICS ITSELF, or that no one ever left him a snack.
   2. Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos Posted: July 24, 2014 at 10:22 AM (#4756817)
Oh, that is delightful.
   3. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: July 24, 2014 at 10:37 AM (#4756830)
It's probably an inside joke going back to their childhood days when they'd have to hide whatever scraps of food they could from Bengie.
   4. Lindor Truffles Posted: July 24, 2014 at 01:25 PM (#4756969)
I still find it laughable that Bengie is now the 1B coach for the Rangers.
   5. BDC Posted: July 24, 2014 at 01:33 PM (#4756978)
I still find it laughable that Bengie is now the 1B coach for the Rangers

And coincidental or not, this year's Rangers have their lowest SB percentage since 2000.

Speaking of crackers, though, what are the favorite BBTF crackers? I am going through a Cheez-It phase. Those suckers are really good, and they have about a million flavors. I am partial to the Scrabble Jr. kind.
   6. JE (Jason) Posted: July 24, 2014 at 01:37 PM (#4756983)
Speaking of crackers, though, what are the favorite BBTF crackers?

That's an easy one: Sam. :)
   7. Batman Posted: July 24, 2014 at 01:39 PM (#4756987)
Luke Appling is my favorite Cracker.
   8. Lassus Posted: July 24, 2014 at 01:50 PM (#4756998)
Club. All others fail.
   9. Benji Gil Gamesh Rises Posted: July 24, 2014 at 01:53 PM (#4757006)
Goldfish, parmesan flavor.
   10. Willie Mayspedester Posted: July 24, 2014 at 01:55 PM (#4757007)
Wheat thins especially with cheese on top.
   11. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: July 24, 2014 at 01:59 PM (#4757010)
Cuban crackers are the best.
   12. Jim (jimmuscomp) Posted: July 24, 2014 at 02:02 PM (#4757011)
Gold Fish, Club, Ritz and Cheese Nips.

Hate Cheeze-Itz.
   13. Willie Mayspedester Posted: July 24, 2014 at 02:03 PM (#4757012)
Mmmm Ritz
   14. Bourbon Samurai Posted: July 24, 2014 at 02:19 PM (#4757023)
pizza goldfish, poured directly from bag to mouth
   15. Greg Pope thinks the Cubs are reeking havoc Posted: July 24, 2014 at 02:25 PM (#4757028)
Wheat Thins and Triscuits.
   16. Ziggy Posted: July 24, 2014 at 02:39 PM (#4757036)
The whole-wheat Ritz are really good. No grease and no artificial butter flavor. And they serve as an excellent vehicle for peanut butter.
   17. BDC Posted: July 24, 2014 at 02:47 PM (#4757045)
Club with thin slices of Vermont or Canadian cheddar used to be my favorite, but I now I think they involve too much prep :)
   18. steagles Posted: July 24, 2014 at 02:57 PM (#4757060)
not a cracker, but as far as snacking goes, i've been into angie's kettle corn recently.
   19. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: July 24, 2014 at 03:05 PM (#4757066)

#3 was great.
   20. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: July 24, 2014 at 03:12 PM (#4757073)
saltines

throw in a toothpick and a jar of pickled herring and i am set for the day.

well, that and the requisite bottle of gin. but that's a given
   21. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: July 24, 2014 at 03:23 PM (#4757088)
The whole-wheat Ritz are really good. No grease and no artificial butter flavor. And they serve as an excellent vehicle for peanut butter.


When you buy a box of Ritz crackers, on the back of the box, they have all these suggestions as to what to put on top of the Ritz. "Try it with turkey and cheese. Try it with peanut butter." But I like crackers man, that's why I bought it, 'cause I like crackers! I don't see a suggestion to put a Ritz on top of a Ritz. I didn't buy them because they're little edible plates! You've got no faith in the product itself.
   22. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: July 24, 2014 at 03:26 PM (#4757093)
Goldfish, parmesan flavor


Goldfish, but they must be 'Flavor Blasted' (pizza, or cheddar) or my kids won't touch 'em.

Toasteds, with Merkt's cheese spread, and a slice of summer sausage if I make it a lunch.
   23. Ulysses S. Fairsmith Posted: July 24, 2014 at 03:43 PM (#4757120)
. . . Cheese Nips. Hate Cheeze-Itz.


If this is the type of cracker you want, you should be eating Kroger's store brand version. Way better than Cheez-It or Cheese Nips or anything else of the sort.

Eat them with apple juice.
   24. McCoy Posted: July 24, 2014 at 03:50 PM (#4757125)
Whatever the long wafer thin crackers are called with the rosemary, seasonings, and cheese.
   25. Esmailyn Gonzalez Sr. Posted: July 24, 2014 at 04:24 PM (#4757151)
When you buy a box of Ritz crackers, on the back of the box, they have all these suggestions as to what to put on top of the Ritz. "Try it with turkey and cheese. Try it with peanut butter." But I like crackers man, that's why I bought it, 'cause I like crackers! I don't see a suggestion to put a Ritz on top of a Ritz. I didn't buy them because they're little edible plates! You've got no faith in the product itself.

Can you get them for free if they're for a duck?
   26. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: July 24, 2014 at 04:42 PM (#4757162)
I like Chicken in a Biskit.
   27. madvillain Posted: July 24, 2014 at 04:43 PM (#4757166)
Whatever the long wafer thin crackers are called with the rosemary, seasonings, and cheese.


Those are good. Any cracker with a bit of salt and rosemary is good. Only cracker I don't really like is Ritz, way too think and crumbly. I'd rather just have a saltine. You can dress up saltines with pretty much anything.

edit: oh wait, I don't really like wheat thins either, way too sweet for a cracker and weird texture.
   28. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: July 24, 2014 at 05:03 PM (#4757179)
I like Chicken in a Biskit.


I was scrolling down, scrolling down, thinking "What?? No love for Chickin in a Biskit?? Come on, they're crackers that taste like meat! What could go wrong??"
   29. Greg K Posted: July 24, 2014 at 05:11 PM (#4757181)
Triscuit with a smoked oyster on it!
   30. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: July 24, 2014 at 05:26 PM (#4757190)
I like Chicken in a Biskit.


good indeed, but why is the box so small? My mom would come home with a box and whichever brother grabbed the box first would eat them all in one sitting.
   31. toratoratora Posted: July 24, 2014 at 05:32 PM (#4757193)
Ritz topped with a slice of cured meat product, sharp cheese(Variable dependent on the meat) and hot spicy mustard.

Or Clubs topped with Brie, granny smith apple slices and honey mustard.

Yum.

I'm feeling all charcuterie now. I may have to stroll up the street
   32. RMc is a fine piece of cheese Posted: July 24, 2014 at 05:51 PM (#4757205)
Ritz on a Triscuit. (And when I get tired of that, I merely flip 'em over and have a Triscuit on a Ritz! Goooood crackers...!)
   33. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: July 24, 2014 at 05:54 PM (#4757206)
Kerosene Hat.
   34. Gold Star - just Gold Star Posted: July 24, 2014 at 06:26 PM (#4757216)
Ritz topped with a slice of cured meat product, sharp cheese(Variable dependent on the meat) and hot spicy mustard.
Co-sign. With an IPA to wash it all down.
   35. zack Posted: July 24, 2014 at 06:48 PM (#4757221)
No love for toasteds? Clubs get soggy to easily. Black pepper triscuits are good too, but I always eat too many and then my mouth is shredded to bits and on fire.
   36. Srul Itza Posted: July 24, 2014 at 07:52 PM (#4757238)
La Panzanella Mini Croccantini -- with smoked ahi spread, from R. Fields inside Foodland Honolulu
   37. Rennie's Tenet Posted: July 24, 2014 at 10:12 PM (#4757305)
Cheez Its are dangerous because you have to eat all of them and then they set up like concrete.

Little oyster crackers for soup are one of the great achievements of human civilization.
   38. SoSHially Unacceptable Posted: July 24, 2014 at 10:54 PM (#4757331)
No love for toasteds?


Mrams mentioned them, and I'd have to agree with the both of you. I'll eat anything out of the Party Pack, but I'm partial to the wheat.

   39. The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott) Posted: July 24, 2014 at 11:35 PM (#4757351)
I'm a cracker man. Stoned wheat thins, Cheez-its, toasteds, even the good ol' Ritz standby works for me... but when I'm shopping I get Triscuits. I have a friend who's a chef, and who'll pick me up wheels of cheese from the restaurant depot she goes to, so I have a ton of those to help me work through a big wheel of brie or gouda or gorgonzola. Crackers are great snacks, and the main reason why I'm not much of a potato chip fan.

Can we get a ruling on whether Goldfish are crackers though? I think they're great snacks, but I've never really considered them a cracker.

eta: Just looked up crackers on wikipedia, and found out that crackers were invented in the good ol' US of A, 1792 in Newburyport MA. just another reason why America is the greatest nation in the history of the world and why Massachusetts is the greatest of all fifty states.
   40. Omineca Greg Posted: July 25, 2014 at 01:36 AM (#4757380)
Isn't hardtack a cracker? Not a tasty cracker, but a cracker nonetheless, and that stuff preexists the US of A. Not that too many people are going down to the local market and buying hardtack these days, but still...

Maybe I'm getting lost in the infernal U.S. cracker or British biscuit usage difference?

I think the Romans had crackers too. Basically, if your country had Imperialist ambitions, your country had crackers. Is that too political? I searched for "Russian crackers" but all I got were password hack sites. I don't know what that proves.

Boy. Normally if I stay up this late, I'm not sober. I'm sober. I don't really like it. Being up late that is.

Chicken in a Biskit sounds fascinating. It seems like Canada's cracker technology is generations behind yours. Heck, I know what hardtack is...that should tell you something.
   41. Oscar.Gambles.Hair Posted: July 25, 2014 at 03:15 AM (#4757392)
Triscuits

Better than sex
   42. Oscar.Gambles.Hair Posted: July 25, 2014 at 03:20 AM (#4757394)
Number 17

Clubs are great. One of those American things we can't get in Canadia. A friend from Ohio gave me an awesome leftover chicken recipe that really needs the Club crackers. I use Bretons but it's not the same.
   43. Sunday silence Posted: July 25, 2014 at 03:59 AM (#4757400)
whatever you do: DO NOT EAT Lay's Chicken and Waffle Potato Chips.
   44. McCoy Posted: July 25, 2014 at 08:19 AM (#4757428)
They aren't crackers but Sally's pita chips are delicious and it is practically impossible for them to go stale.
   45. PASTE Thinks This Trout Kid Might Be OK (Zeth) Posted: July 25, 2014 at 08:31 AM (#4757438)
They aren't crackers but Sally's pita chips are delicious and it is practically impossible for them to go stale.


Yeah, because they're invariably gone long before that could become a possibility.
   46. zonk Posted: July 25, 2014 at 08:47 AM (#4757443)
I've really developed a big affinity for these rice crackers from Ka-me...

One of the few good things that came out of dating a vegan - there are only a few Triskets types that qualify - and she suggested these. They are most definitely delicious - the wasabi and the seawood are tops.

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