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Tuesday, May 04, 2010

WEEI: Pedroia addresses ‘fans of New England’

This trumps the time Sky Low Low grabbed the mic and challenged the Sunnyside Garden front row!

After talking mostly about the Red Sox’ 17-8 win over the Angels Monday night at Fenway Park, second baseman Dustin Pedroia asked for one last audience to relay a message. “To the fans of New England,” he began ...

“Everybody can be [expletive] happy when you’re [expletive] 30-1, but what is everybody going to do when we’re 12-14? Are you going to show up to work the next day and write an [expletive] story? Hell no. You’re going to write the best story of your life. We’re going to try and play the best [expletive] game of our life tomorrow. That’s what you’ve got to do when you’re 12-14. Don’t put your head down and mope. Grind it out. You believe. That’s what we’re built on.”

Pedroia was part of a 20-hit attack for the Red Sox, which included every member of the starting lineup notching at least one hit, with seven of them coming away with multi-hit games. The Sox’ No. 2 hitter’s primary contribution came in the form of his seventh home run of the season, which was one of four homers for the Sox on the evening.

Repoz Posted: May 04, 2010 at 10:47 AM | 43 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Avoid Running At All Times- S. Paige Posted: May 04, 2010 at 11:54 AM (#3521816)
Napolean addresses the troops
   2. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: May 04, 2010 at 12:00 PM (#3521820)
Napoleon addresses the troops....

From his high chair.
   3. Mr. J. Penny Smoltzuzaka Posted: May 04, 2010 at 12:28 PM (#3521827)
Was it over at Moscow? Hell, No!
Was it over at Malo-Jaroslavets? Nope!
Was it over at Smolensk? I don't think so.
Was it over at Krasnoi? Ummmn...
Was it over at the Beresina? I'm headed to Paris. Good luck, fellas.
   4. Darren Posted: May 04, 2010 at 12:35 PM (#3521830)
The headline about the Sox game on Yahoo says something like "Pedroia, Red Sox Pound the Angels." Pedroia was 1 for 6 (with a HR) while two other Sox got 4 hits each. Weird.
   5. Jose Has Absurd Goosebump Arms Posted: May 04, 2010 at 12:38 PM (#3521831)
Yeah but his 3 run HR made an 11-4 game 14-4, clearly it was the big blow.
   6. Shooty would run in but these bone spurs hurt! Posted: May 04, 2010 at 12:38 PM (#3521832)
Ich bin ein mini donut!
   7. Avoid Running At All Times- S. Paige Posted: May 04, 2010 at 12:43 PM (#3521834)
Primey for Shooty
   8. Nasty Nate Posted: May 04, 2010 at 01:54 PM (#3521915)
Primey for Shooty


nah, this is New England - Dunkin Donuts territory. It should have been "munchkin"...
   9. rr Posted: May 04, 2010 at 01:59 PM (#3521920)
Was it over


When the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?
   10. Shooty would run in but these bone spurs hurt! Posted: May 04, 2010 at 02:05 PM (#3521926)
nah, this is New England - Dunkin Donuts territory. It should have been "munchkin"...

That seemed too...literal.
   11. Avoid Running At All Times- S. Paige Posted: May 04, 2010 at 02:12 PM (#3521933)
Malkmus intentionally let's his transcendent guitar solo go haywire at the end of Rattled by the Rush for the same reason Shooty used mini donuts instead of munchkins.
   12. Shooty would run in but these bone spurs hurt! Posted: May 04, 2010 at 02:25 PM (#3521941)
I taught Malkmus everything he knows.

About Keynesian economics.
   13. Mike Webber Posted: May 04, 2010 at 03:46 PM (#3522022)
Pedroia closed with,
"Goodnight, you princes of Maine. You kings of New England."
   14. SandyRiver Posted: May 04, 2010 at 04:04 PM (#3522040)
The headline about the Sox game on Yahoo says something like "Pedroia, Red Sox Pound the Angels." Pedroia was 1 for 6 (with a HR) while two other Sox got 4 hits each. Weird.
Yeah but his 3 run HR made an 11-4 game 14-4, clearly it was the big blow.


Reminds me of the worst 5-rbi game I can recall, in 2006, IIRC. Big Papi had a lot of clutch hits that season, but not in this game. He went 1 for 6 with an rbi GB, then finished the scoring with a slam as the Sox beat the Yankees 17-1.
   15. Nasty Nate Posted: May 04, 2010 at 04:30 PM (#3522060)
Reminds me of the worst 5-rbi game I can recall, in 2006, IIRC. Big Papi had a lot of clutch hits that season, but not in this game. He went 1 for 6 with an rbi GB, then finished the scoring with a slam as the Sox beat the Yankees 17-1.


Was that the same game in which a Trot Nixon flyball was misplayed by a young Melky Cabrera into an inside-the-park HR?
   16. Petunia inquires about ponies Posted: May 04, 2010 at 06:32 PM (#3522214)
Are you going to show up to work the next day and write an [expletive] story?

This particular [expletive] intrigues me...
   17. SoSH U at work Posted: May 04, 2010 at 06:39 PM (#3522227)
This particular [expletive] intrigues me...


The big question: Does the an refer to the missing word or because expletive starts with a vowel?
   18. fhomess Posted: May 04, 2010 at 10:12 PM (#3522481)
Why was he addressing Patriots fans?
   19. PerroX Posted: May 04, 2010 at 10:24 PM (#3522496)
Does anyone outside New England really like Dunkin' Donuts coffee? All the yankees down here cant abide anything else.
   20. 1k5v3L Posted: May 05, 2010 at 02:47 AM (#3522851)

The big question: Does the an refer to the missing word or because expletive starts with a vowel?
P is a vowel?
   21. Darren Posted: May 05, 2010 at 02:56 AM (#3522854)
Dunkin Donuts isn't very good, mainly because it's inconsistent. Burned about 1/2 the time--never good after noon. Tim Hortons (if you can find it) is a much better choice for that type of coffee.
   22. ellsbury my heart at wounded knee Posted: May 05, 2010 at 03:08 AM (#3522857)
Dunkin Donuts isn't very good, mainly because it's inconsistent. Burned about 1/2 the time--never good after noon. Tim Hortons (if you can find it) is a much better choice for that type of coffee.


While I agree that TH has better coffee, Starbucks is burned 100% of the time, and people still seem to love it.
   23. PerroX Posted: May 05, 2010 at 03:26 AM (#3522864)
My friend just gave me some Sumatra from her hometown coffehouse that's tastes great but is so strong that one cup of espresso makes my hands shake. I'll buy Charbucks because it's so hard to find a cup of good coffee that's strong enough. Their Kenya's not too bad.

Always on the lookout for good coffee if anyone else has recommendations.
   24. Russlan thinks deGrom is da bomb Posted: May 05, 2010 at 03:55 AM (#3522879)
I taught Malkmus everything he knows.

About Keynesian economics.


Primey.
   25. tjm1 Posted: May 05, 2010 at 07:13 AM (#3522921)
While I agree that TH has better coffee, Starbucks is burned 100% of the time, and people still seem to love it.


Starbucks is burned in the bean-roasting process. Dunkin Donuts is burned sitting on a heater for two hours. It's a different kind of burned taste. One is a matter of preference, the other is just plain bad.
   26. Fernigal McGunnigle Posted: May 05, 2010 at 11:08 AM (#3522933)
If you get a Dunkin Donuts coffee in New England and ask for cream and sugar, you get ten times the cream and sugar you get by making the same request outside of New England. They dole out the sugar with a child's beach shovel. That's why I was all over the stuff when I lived in Cambridge, and won't touch it in Chicago.
   27. Fly should without a doubt be number !!!!! Posted: May 05, 2010 at 11:35 AM (#3522935)
Tim Horton's is not acceptable coffee, Darren. It's horrific. However, they do make excellent sandwiches for lunch.
   28. Fly should without a doubt be number !!!!! Posted: May 05, 2010 at 11:38 AM (#3522936)

Always on the lookout for good coffee if anyone else has recommendations.


Where are you? The place on Mass Av in Arlington does some great product. I think it's called Barismo.
   29. Avoid Running At All Times- S. Paige Posted: May 05, 2010 at 11:49 AM (#3522938)
There's this coffee here in indonesia called kopi luwak. Feral cats eat coffee beans, the digestive process changes the acidity of the beans, and when the beans are pooped out, they're ready to be made into coffee. The coffee is fine. There is a lot of good coffee here, but my experience is that most indonesians drink instant. Cost matters.

#26 is right. The dunkin donuts in MA just pile on the sugar and cream. It's what made me stop putting sugar in my coffee.
   30. SandyRiver Posted: May 05, 2010 at 12:48 PM (#3522966)
Starbucks is burned in the bean-roasting process. Dunkin Donuts is burned sitting on a heater for two hours. It's a different kind of burned taste. One is a matter of preference, the other is just plain bad.

Don't remember ever getting burned-tasting DD coffee. Since my usual choice there is hazelnut (thus slower-selling than the regular blend) taken black (nothing to hide any ugliness), I'm either lacking in taste buds or fortunate that the local DDs empty their coffeepots quickly. There used to be, many years ago, a DD commercial in which they committed to hold no coffee longer than 15 minutes, no pastries longer than 4 hours. I've no idea if that's still company policy.
   31. Jose Has Absurd Goosebump Arms Posted: May 05, 2010 at 12:50 PM (#3522968)
DD coffee never sits on a heater for two hours. Forget about it being a matter of policy, they just sell it too fast for that to happen. I'm a big fan of their coffee. Starbucks is undrinkable.
   32. Rusty Priske Posted: May 05, 2010 at 12:55 PM (#3522971)
#27 just offended three quarters of Canada.

(Not me. I can't stand coffee.)
   33. Professor Doctor Powderhorn, Esq. Posted: May 05, 2010 at 01:43 PM (#3523021)
There's this coffee here in indonesia called kopi luwak. Feral cats eat coffee beans, the digestive process changes the acidity of the beans, and when the beans are pooped out, they're ready to be made into coffee. The coffee is fine."


Civet cats, yeah. (Which aren't actually cats.) I had to be told about kopi luwak by several different people before I believed they weren't pulling my leg. I've heard it's the most expensive coffee in the world.

I only went to Dunkin' Donuts for iced coffee and blueberry muffins, both of which are good. Though the sugar tends to be applied in big clumps. Their hot coffee is like fast food: it's cheap, you can get huge portions, and you're never more that 2 blocks away from one. It's not for the serious coffee enthusiast.
   34. ellsbury my heart at wounded knee Posted: May 05, 2010 at 02:17 PM (#3523064)
Their hot coffee is like fast food: it's cheap, you can get huge portions, and you're never more that 2 blocks away from one. It's not for the serious coffee enthusiast.


That's pretty much what I look for in a coffee. Coffee is basically like a utility. It should be cheap and readily available at all times, like running water or electricity. A fancy coffee is nice, but the cheapest possible one will usually suffice for me.
   35. Professor Doctor Powderhorn, Esq. Posted: May 05, 2010 at 02:35 PM (#3523093)
Oh definitely. That's the major appeal of Dunkin' Donuts: they're reasonably priced and they're everywhere. You're always within walking distance of a cup of coffee.
   36. The Good Face Posted: May 05, 2010 at 03:10 PM (#3523156)
Always on the lookout for good coffee if anyone else has recommendations.


Stumptown. That is all.
   37. Adam M Posted: May 05, 2010 at 03:18 PM (#3523166)
Stumptown. That is all.


Amen, brother. Stumptown is what God drank before he started work on the first day.
   38. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: May 05, 2010 at 03:25 PM (#3523172)
In the Boston area, for a chain coffee shop, I like Peet's. In the South End in particular, for non-chains, the Buttery has the best coffee in the city, and the coffee at Uptown Espresso Cafe and Flour Bakery is solid. ("Uptown" is located many blocks south of downtown Boston. I don't really get the concept, but it's a nice place to work.)

I used to like Dunkin Donuts coffee as utility coffee, but the last few years of having so many good coffee places within a couple blocks of my house have ruined me for DD. It's just so watery, and every sixth cup or so is nasty, off-flavored.
It should be cheap and readily available at all times, like running water or electricity.
I didn't quite realize how strongly I agree with the above until the water supply in Boston got contaminated. Suddenly no one was making me my coffee in the morning, and all was wrong with the universe.
   39. covelli chris p Posted: May 05, 2010 at 03:50 PM (#3523195)
Always on the lookout for good coffee if anyone else has recommendations.

i mail order beans from deans beans (http://www.deansbeans.com/). they're pretty awesome, they're local (orange, ma), and if you mail order, the price is good.

for a cup, there's a bunch of neighborhood shops. 1369 is the closest to me. agree with mca on peet's ... for a bigger chain, panera has pretty coffee.
   40. Darren Posted: May 05, 2010 at 11:59 PM (#3523896)
Sorry, I just can't let this stand. I can understand some people liking Dunkin Donuts better than I do, but there's just no way it can be justified as a cheap option. Around here, a coffee at DD is about $2.00--the same as Starbucks and most of the small, local coffee places. If you want the cheap alternative, you go to Cumberland farms, which is 99 cents and not bad at all. 7-11 is a little more ($1.50?) but is another cheapo option.

Now, here's a more general question--how is it that Iced Coffee is waaaay more expensive than regular coffee? Same amount of coffee + ice = $1 more????
   41. Fridas Boss Posted: May 06, 2010 at 12:35 AM (#3523972)
Now, here's a more general question--how is it that Iced Coffee is waaaay more expensive than regular coffee? Same amount of coffee + ice = $1 more????

Your assumption is wrong. Iced coffee gets brewed stronger (i.e. more coffee) because the ice then dilutes it.
   42. PerroX Posted: May 06, 2010 at 12:46 AM (#3523992)
Thanks for the explanation of DD, and the idea of simple coffee. I will drink what's available, but I'm a terrible aesthete when it comes to beverages, always looking to acquire a more perfect taste. There's a local coffee franchiser that's ok, but mainly I brew my own, usually with either my Krups espresso machine or with a french press. I dont want it strained through a filter. With a good grinder, you can avoid grounds in your cup, and both methods preserve flavor over drip. If the coffee's good, I prefer black; a little cream to assist weaker brews.

The Sumatra I just acquired from Greensboro's Tate Street Coffee house has knocked me over - dark brown, incredibly rich, big kick. Their supplier is Larry's Beans, who buys direct from co-op farms. There's too much good coffee out there to pay too much for a bad cup.
   43. Darren Posted: May 06, 2010 at 01:06 AM (#3524017)
Your assumption is wrong. Iced coffee gets brewed stronger (i.e. more coffee) because the ice then dilutes it.


In the end, though, you end up with the same total amount. Usually less because most of the ice doesn't even melt.


For strong coffees, I tend to really like Sumatras.

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