The Seahawks Keep Getting Bigger

by A.J. Coltrane

On Monday the Seahawks traded diminuitive CB Kelly Jennings to Cincinnati for 300-pound DT Clinton McDonald.

From the ESPN piece:

Clinton who?: McDonald was a seventh-round choice of the Bengals in 2009. The team had released him previously. He played in eight games last season. McDonald stands just under 6-2 and converted from linebacker […]

Road Trip Review – Skagway Brewing – Skagway, AK

By Iron Chef Leftovers

Usually when I am on vacation, I like to sample any local beverage I can get, whether it is beer, wine or spirits. Generally, when you go to an area not known for the particular drink you are tasting, it usually ends in disappointment.

Recently, Mrs. Iron Chef and I took […]

The Trial of Pliny the Elder

By Iron Chef Leftovers

Pliny the Elder is going on trial for the crime of hubris. Pliny the Elder the beer that is.

Pliny the Elder is a double IPA brewed by Russian River Brewing that has a huge cult following – it sells out quickly and places have limits on how much you can […]

Random Thoughts on Ballparks

By Blaidd Drwg

I was looking at the baseball standings today and I noticed that there are currently only 2 teams in baseball who play their home games on a turf field – the Rays and the Blue Jays. It got me thinking about growing up in the era of turf fields and cookie cutter […]

“It ain’t over…”

By Blaidd Drwg

…as Yogi Berra used to say.

After 4 innings in NY today, the A’s lead the Yankees 7 – 2 and didn’t look like they stood much of a chance against Rich Harden and the Yankees starter Phil Hughes was already out of the game. There is a reason they play 9 […]

Grilled Flatbread With Rosemary, Sea Salt, And Olive Oil

by A.J. Coltrane

If this looks familiar, it’s because it is. The recipe this time was something like 1.5 cups AP flour, .5 cups water, 1.5 tsp salt, 1 tsp instant yeast, 1 TBP extra virgin olive oil.

Grilled Flatbread With Rosemary, Sea Salt, and Olive Oil

Cell-phone photo taken as the sun was setting by […]

My Soon To Be Obscure Hat

by A.J. Coltrane

I had an opportunity for a free baseball hat a while back, so I went for the hat with what I thought was the least identifiable logo — the Atlanta Thrashers of the NHL.

It's some kind of bird with a hockey stick!

It turns out the Thrashers are moving to […]

North Sound Brewery Tour – Casting a Line to Anacortes/Rock Fish

By Iron Chef Leftovers

Stop 3 – Anacortes Brewing/Rock Fish Grill in Anacortes

A hop, skip and a jump down winding Chuckanut Drive (and after an emergency bathroom break), lies Anacortes, Washington – a sleepy little waterside community known for Whale Watching, its ferry terminal, the Tesoro refinery and Anacortes Brewing, possibly the best top […]

Uglier And Uglier, Or Something

by A.J. Coltrane

Predictably, expectations for the Seahawks’ season are headed south (Grantland):

FALLING

Seattle Seahawks OPENING LINE: 7 wins, Over EVEN, Under -120 NOW: 6.5 wins, Over +145, Under -165

Even at 6.5 wins, the Seahawks’ odds keep falling. On Monday, that over was at +130. Now it sits at +145. Although they beat […]

Flashing Back to 1998

By Blaidd Drwg

Back in 1998, Topps included an insert subset in their baseball card set called “Hall Bound” with the intention of predicting guys who were going to be heading to the Hall of Fame some point after they retired. The way it looks, 14 of the 15 guys in the set should at […]