Remain Calm, All Is Well

By Blaidd Drwg

Last night produced not one, but two epic disasters in the majors with wide ranging playoff implications.

While the Cardinals were pounding the snot out of the Astros last night, the Braves were clinging on to a lead. In the 7th, the Braves were up 3-1 with Tim Hudson cruising along nicely. […]

GNOIF: The Awakening — The Recap

by A.J. Coltrane

GNOIF: The Awakening, has come and gone and I think everybody had fun, so I’m going to call it an unqualified success.

We put out a selection of games, from left to right:  Fluxx, Caesar and Cleopatra, Lost Cities, Mr. Jack, The Gardens of Alhambra, Forbidden Island, Ticket to Ride, Dominion, and Agricola. The games to […]

Now is the Time to Panic

By Blaidd Drwg

A scant one month ago, on September 2nd, the AL and NL wild card standings looked like this:

  W L GB Red Sox 83 54 —- Rays 74 63 9.0 Angels 74 64 9.5

 

  W L GB Braves 81 56 —- Cardinals 73 65 8.5 Giants 73 65 8.5 […]

The Last of the Stars from the North

By Blaidd Drwg

Mike Modano, the NHL’s points leader for American born players, finally decided to hang it up after 21 seasons and 1,464 points. Modano is one of the few NHL players that I still recongnize – I haven’t been a huge fan of hockey for almost 20 years at this point and I […]

Maybe the Marlins Should Hire a New Designer

By Blaidd Drwg

Have you seen the new Miami Marlins logo for next season? Dave Schoenfeld called it an ABA logo from 1973. Paul Lukas thought it was a photoshopper’s concept of what it might look like. It is just plain ugly.

Here it is in case you are morbidly curious. Would anyone really buy […]

GNOIF – Game Night Of Indeterminate Frequency

by A.J. Coltrane

The GNOIF design document/faq post.

Q1.  What is GNOIF?

A1.  GNOIF is the Game Night Of Indeterminate Frequency. The schedule will likely be to do a GNOIF at least quarterly. Basically, GNOIF will happen on periodic weekend nights where Something Else didn’t get in the way.

Q2.  What do I bring?

A2.  BYOB and snacky food (please don’t bring […]

Road Trip Review – Hungry Mother – Cambridge, MA

By Iron Chef Leftovers

If you find yourself in Boston, as I have been a lot lately, and you live in a city with an ahead of the curve dining scene, as I am blessed with in Seattle, you find yourself stuck in a rut in choosing restaurants. Don’t get me wrong, Boston has some […]

Feeling the Breeze on a Warm September Day

By Blaidd Drwg

The new ‘aggressiveness’ for the Mariners at the plate is really paying off – in terms of inflating the opponents strikeout totals.

Here are the last 7 Mariners games I attended with the gritty details:

Date Opponent Score Mariner Hits Mariners Walks Mariner Strikeouts 9/9 Royals M’s win 7-3 15 2 12 […]

Punt, Punt, Punt, Rinse, Repeat

by A.J. Coltrane

Yeah, I know I’m belaboring the point about Tavaris Jackson, but, as Peter King from SI writes:

Seattle’s possessions at Pittsburgh. They ended with a punt, punt, punt, end of the half, punt, punt, punt, punt, surrendered on downs, punt. Charlie Whitehurst anyone?

Charlie Whitehurst is the better option. He may even […]

Shame on You, Detroit

By Blaidd Drwg

Detroit doesn’t exactly have a reputation as a tourist destination, but the city is really missing out on an opportunity here with old Tiger Stadium Site, something akin to the movie, Field of Dreams.

In case you don’t know the story, here is my really short version:

– Tigers build shiny new […]