Top Chef – Season 7

By Iron Chef Leftovers

The show is 6 or seven episodes in (I have only watched the first 4) and I have somehow managed not to post about Top Chef – Season 7 until now. I will tell you now that there are no spoilers in this post, unless you count my feelings […]

TTO or Three True Outcomes

By Blaidd Drwg

I mentioned TTO the other day in my Brandon Wood post. TTO stands for Three True Outcomes – the only 3 things that a batter (or a pitcher) has completed control over when he is at the plate (or on the mound): Home Runs, Strike Outs and Walks. Basically the formula is […]

What Happened to “The Hyphen”

By Blaidd Drwg

"The Hyphen" has been more like a question mark in 2010.

After another complete disaster on the mound, you really need to wonder what the heck the Mariners are doing trucking Ryan Rowland-Smith out there every 5 days. His record stands at 1-10 with a stellar 6.97 ERA. At this point, […]

Athlete in Retrospect — Vern Stephens

by Coltrane

100th post.  It could be about anything!   I was strongly considering yet another Howard Schultz rant, but we’ll save that for another day.

Boycott Starbucks!  Howard Schultz is a traitor to the community that made him filthy stinkin’ rich!  He’s a back-stabbing…backstabber!

There.  I got it out of my system.

Onto the subject of the […]

Things I Have Forgotten

By Blaidd Drwg

The only pitcher to record a save without throwing a pitch – Mitch Williams with this gem in 1989. He picked off Carmelo Martinez before throwing a pitch to a batter.

Wild Thing, I think I (used to) love you, but you gave me an ulcer watching you pitch.

Next up – […]

Athlete Retrospective -- or, Being Bill Buckner

by Coltrane

This is the first in what I expect to be a series of posts, featuring former athletes that for one reason or another captured my attention and never really went away.

Bill Buckner is a player who always gets talked about when the Red Sox are in town. He’s well-known, but it […]

A Little Food Humor

By Iron Chef Lefotvers

A little something to brighten your day. I am only posting this because of the bacon reference, and yes, if I was a pig, I would probably still love bacon. This is even funnier if you are a fan of “Pearls Before Swine” and makes much more sense if you read […]

The Great Brandon Wood Experiment...

By Blaidd Drwg

..finally appears to be over. The Angels have traded for a 3B, putting to bed one of the worst seasons I can remember for a guy who got 184 plate appearances. It was so bad that it made Griffey’s 2010 season look like Babe Ruth in his prime. In 2010, Brandon Wood […]

Tiger And The Layoff

by Coltrane

The front page headline on Sports Illustrated [dot] com today states that “The Dominance Is Over” for Tiger Woods.  “THE STORY” links to Joe Posnanski’s excellent piece, “Writing Off Tiger.”  Posnanski argues that we shouldn’t expect Tiger to be dominant again.  Among Posnanski’s points:

First, he will turn 35 at the end of the year. […]

Mark Bittman's Bruschetta and Crostini

by Coltrane

The recipe is basically Mark Bittman’s, from How To Cook Everything, 10th Anniversary Edition.  I used french bread that I’d made the day before.  The bread hadn’t risen like I would have liked — it wound up relatively too dense to use as “bread”, so I repurposed it into these crostini.  

The plate is […]