June 24, 2009

G71: Red Sox 6, Nationals 4

Red Sox   - 000 312 000 - 6  7  0
Nationals - 010 002 100 - 4 8 0
David Ortiz crushed a three-run home run in the fourth, Jason Varitek hit a two-run dong in the sixth and the Sox bullpen, in relief of Lester (6-6-3-2-6, 103) held back the Nats.

Jacoby Ellsbury made two nice running catches to keep the score at 6-4. With a runner of third and two outs in the seventh, Ryan Zimmerman drove the ball to deep left center, but LBJ ran it down, banging into the wall. With one out on the bottom of the ninth, Willie Harris's drive to deep right-center was also hauled in.

Ortiz now has 1,002 career RBI and 296 career home runs. He also singled and scored in the sixth on Tek's dong. ... Dustin Pedroia had a double and an RBI-single. ... Jason Bay struck out three times and went 0-for-4.

The Yankees and Blue Jays both won, so Boston stays 5 GA in the East.

***

Jon Lester (4.69, 100 ERA+) / Craig Stammen (4.76, 91 ERA+)

Stammen is a rookie right-hander who has made only six starts. He debuted May 21.

Oatmeal:
Pedroia, 2B
Drew, RF
Youkilis, 3B
Bay, LF
Ortiz, 1B
Varitek, C
Ellsbury, CF
Green, SS
Lester, P

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Zenslinger said...

201?

Zenslinger said...

Ha, just as I sat down after coming home from work!

L-girl said...

9C I knew you were lurking!

Benjamin said...

That's ridicuolus....first meat and now this......

Leaving me the only vegetarian threader. What an asshat.

redsock said...

mdc up

9casey said...

L-girl said...
9C I knew you were lurking!



lurking sounds so dirty...I am observing....just waiting for comments to hop on...I gotta pick my spots wisely...

L-girl said...

outs pls

Benjamin said...

In retrospect, the double play would've been the smarter play if feasible.

L-girl said...

Lurking is dirty in a playground but not on a blog. We hear from lurkers all the time.

9C: Still one ticket available.

andy said...

That is an interesting point L and 9C. Everyone has some hypocritical issues, why be consistent to the point of becoming anal.

A Conformer said...

GDgd is stuck. What's going on?

mattymatty said...

I hate giving up two strike hits, especially when they lead to two runs.

redsock said...

willingham two-run single to right. 6-3.

dukes K - 2 outs.

sexy lips up for nats

Pepe Lepew said...

In retrospect, the double play would've been the smarter play if feasible.

I'm OK with getting the guy at home with a 5-run lead.

Pepe Lepew said...

I'm less OK with it now!

L-girl said...

Andy, yes, that's the point. No one is completely consistent. There are too many gray areas, too much is context-dependent.

mattymatty said...

Also, the two runners were at second and third if I'm not mistaken, so getting a double play would've involved tagging someone quickly and then going to first, which would've been tough to pull off.

L-girl said...

Of course I still dislike hypocrisy in many situations, but that's my own inconsistency :)

johngoldfine said...

Supper tonight: Homemade artichoke hummus, Syrian bread, coleslaw.... I'm not saying I'm vegetarian, Benjamin, but FWIW, that's a more or less typical meal at my house.

Amy said...

Benjamin, I am a quasi-vegetarian, but I guess that does not really count. I eat fish and occasionally poultry (like once a week, except in the summer when I eat almost no poultry). I guess there is no name for what I am.

9casey said...

L-girl said...
Lurking is dirty in a playground but not on a blog. We hear from lurkers all the time.

9C: Still one ticket available.



Thank You, I appreciate all you are doing to make jos1 happen , i wish i could be there, but my work and family commitments, just never fall the way i want them to...Thanks again, though...

A Conformer said...

Thanks for the pbp. GDGD back now.

Benjamin said...

Also, the two runners were at second and third if I'm not mistaken, so getting a double play would've involved tagging someone quickly and then going to first, which would've been tough to pull off.

That's not what this bottle of shitty Sauvignon blanc is saying.

L-girl said...

Amy, I think that's called not eating red meat.

We eat lots of vegetarian meals too. Omnivores, not carnivores.

Amy said...

OK, my dinner tonight: whole wheat pasta with tomatoes and mushrooms and cheese and a salad. No meat, no fish. A typical dinner for us on most nights, with fish a few times a week.

Ish said...

That's disappointing about Jere because it was a lot of fun threading with him. However I very much understand his desire to watch the games without the computer.

Swisher hits a dong and looks like he just tied the game in the 9th or something.

Pepe Lepew said...

Swisher home run.
Wheels coming off the Braves' cart.

Benjamin said...

There are too many gray areas, too much is context-dependent.

Such as "do I feel like it now? Okay, how about now?" But yes.

L-girl said...

9C you're welcome, and thank you for the appreciation.

I have to give someone an ultimatum now. When you've had 6 months to pay for a ticket...

A Conformer said...

John, what's syrian bread?

9casey said...

Amy said...
OK, my dinner tonight: whole wheat pasta with tomatoes and mushrooms and cheese and a salad. No meat, no fish. A typical dinner for us on most nights, with fish a few times a week.



Since we are sharing , I had a Pork Chop the size of my head , roasted red potatoes and asparagus, my urine stinks so bad .....)

redsock said...

sexy lips in

L-girl said...

I am not giving a food report on what we ate tonight or any other night. Altho reading other people's food reports is fine.

Amy said...

Lugo and Tavarez. Weren't they always buddying around?

westcoastsox said...

Saw the reference to Gov. Sanford upstream. "Hiking the Appalachian Trail" is now going to be my favorite new euphemism.

A Conformer said...

Swisher hits a dong and looks like he just tied the game in the 9th or something.

Is it his first career dong? (-;

L-girl said...

And I must say pork chop, roast potatoes and asparagus sounds kicking to me.

Pepe Lepew said...

Saw the reference to Gov. Sanford upstream. "Hiking the Appalachian Trail" is now going to be my favorite new euphemism.

Actually, I think he was hiking the "Argentine Tail."

L-girl said...

secret weapon?

no.

crappy non-weapon.

9casey said...

L-girl said...
I am not giving a food report on what we ate tonight or any other night. Altho reading other people's food reports is fine.


I have no idea why people tell us what they ate , or why I just did..

redsock said...

me to screen: "just make your out and get outta here"

lugo: takes strike 3

Benjamin said...

John, what's syrian bread?

Hopefully baked in a taboon.

Zenslinger said...

Don't feel bad, L. I'm sure you don't, but still, when you're organizing, there's a point at which you have to be able to say it's time.

If I was even within shouting distance, I'd lunge at the opportunity to go to JoS1.

andy said...

Wait what the fuck about Jere? I take some games off and just watch but some games I spend here at least for parts of the game. Usually something exciting brings me on. You focus and watch as well as thread.

Benjamin said...

I have no idea why people tell us what they ate , or why I just did..

It's more polite than reporting on your sex life.

johngoldfine said...

Hey A Conformer--probably there's a less provocative name--pocket bread, I guess, but 'Syrian' is standard usage here. A bit of rolled out bread dough flopped on the griddle, flipped a minute later and voila.

9casey said...

andy said...
Wait what the fuck about Jere? I take some games off and just watch but some games I spend here at least for parts of the game. Usually something exciting brings me on. You focus and watch as well as thread.




Didn't Jere write a whole book about blogging during the game?

A Conformer said...

Saw the reference to Gov. Sanford upstream. "Hiking the Appalachian Trail" is now going to be my favorite new euphemism.

Actually, I think he was hiking the "Argentine Tail."


BTW, even his second lie was really bad. Nobody, and I mean NOBODY, goes to Argentina for the coastline. It's one of the brownest, coldest coasts there are. The only town on the Argetinean coast that's worth shit is Puerto Madryn, and that's because of the penguins, whales, and other sea life.

L-girl said...

I don't mind the food reports. I find them amusing.

It's probably b/c many ppl eat right before the game.

Amy said...

I usually only talk about food when we get into these conversations about food, but I rarely report on a meal. Just being a follower, I guess.

Oh, I do report on my ice cream trips. Mostly to explain where I have been.

Benjamin said...

Wait what the fuck about Jere? I take some games off and just watch but some games I spend here at least for parts of the game.

Half decent odds his girlfriend wants some attention and there are limits to his multitasking.

L-girl said...

"Don't feel bad, L. I'm sure you don't, but still, when you're organizing, there's a point at which you have to be able to say it's time."

Thank you Zen. I feel bad in the sense that I know he wants to join us and I like him and hope he can... but you're right, there is a limit. So I'm reading him the riot act.

Politely, of course.

Benjamin said...

Nobody, and I mean NOBODY, goes to Argentina for the coastline.

And in June, no less.

mattymatty said...

"BTW, even his second lie was really bad. Nobody, and I mean NOBODY, goes to Argentina for the coastline. I"

While I don't doubt your veracity, I'm pretty sure that isn't common knowledge. Well, I sure as hell didn't know that.

A Conformer said...

Hey A Conformer--probably there's a less provocative name--pocket bread, I guess, but 'Syrian' is standard usage here. A bit of rolled out bread dough flopped on the griddle, flipped a minute later and voila.

Sounds like either a druze pita or a lafa (called an esh tanur in Jerusalem), depending on the thickness of the dough. Good stuff.

johngoldfine said...

"It's more polite than reporting on your sex life."

Benjamin--just ask! Any time. I won't say I hiked the Appalachian trail, but....

L-girl said...

Oh no, Jere's absence has nothing to do with Kim. I don't want her to take any blame or credit for it.

I think - I hope this is safe to say if Jere is lurking - that he felt embattled and was tired of arguing, then tried watching w/o computer, and found it was more enjoyable.

Pepe Lepew said...

Half decent odds his girlfriend wants some attention and there are limits to his multitasking.

You want multi-tasking? I have the Red Sox game on a big TV, the Yankees game on a little TV. The sound is off. And we're playing "the Who Live at Leeds" on the stereo!
This apparently drives some people crazy, but this is how I roll.

L-girl said...

Ofer, good to hear the truth-telling on Argentina :)

Benjamin said...

I'd kill for some Pakistani naan right now. And by kill, I suppose I mean kill some eggplants.

9casey said...

Pepe Lepew said...


You want multi-tasking? I have the Red Sox game on a big TV, the Yankees game on a little TV. The sound is off. And we're playing "the Who Live at Leeds" on the stereo!
This apparently drives some people crazy, but this is how I roll.





I had a seizure just reading that.....

A Conformer said...

Lots of old friends in this game: Sexy Lips, Wil Nieves, Willie Harris, Ron Villone...

mattymatty said...

Nationals Park looks huge, like Petco Park-esque. Has anyone been there to see it?

Benjamin said...

Oh no, Jere's absence has nothing to do with Kim. I don't want her to take any blame or credit for it.

If you want me to go ring his doorbell and kick his ass, I could, assuming I could find his house. Might need to think this one through a bit more.

efd said...

re Syrian bread - growing up (in suburban Boston), that was the name of the bread that, when I moved to NYC for college, everyone else was calling "pita."

I haven't seen "Syrian" bread since.

L-girl said...

You should see Allan during games - scoring, threading, checking gdgd for pitches. Major multi-tasking.

9casey said...

Benjamin said...
I'd kill for some Pakistani naan right now. And by kill, I suppose I mean kill some eggplants.



on the food network they are running a special on the the best things the chefs ever ate in their lifes.....the other night was fried foods, and one of the items was fried bacon, it was battered in some tempura and then deep-fried...what's better than that.....

Benjamin said...

First time we've seen Masterson since last Friday.

johngoldfine said...

I'm smiling out loud here, efd, as I spent my yearling years in Brookline.

L-girl said...

Ron Villone is a former NYY. Doesn't that remove his old friend status?

Benjamin said...

what's better than that

Bacon isn't food.

Benjamin said...

Ron Villone is a former NYY. Doesn't that remove his old friend status?

Not with the way he pitched for them it doesn't.

9casey said...

Benjamin said...
First time we've seen Masterson since last Friday.



I thought they would save him to back up Smoltz....

A Conformer said...

The thing about pitas in the US, is that for some reason they're always made without the "pocket" in the middle. That's the whole point of a pita: you cut off the top, open it up, and put your falafel/shawarma/sabih/whatever in it. It's great for on the go food. Minimum spillage.

mattymatty said...

Shame Eck isn't here to call Masterson "Masturbate".

Amy said...

My daughter lives right on the Brookline/Brighton line. Great area.

L-girl said...

fried bacon, that sounds Elvis-like. we once had an Elvis cookbook (a review copy).

L-girl said...

Pitas in the US are made w/o pockets? Not the ones I've always had/bought.

9casey said...

Benjamin said...
what's better than that

Bacon isn't food



sure it is, if you can put between bread and call it a sandwich, its food...

efd said...

Willie Harris: only MLBer to share a name with someone mentioned in an Ian Dury song?

redsock said...

and drinking, don't forget drinking.

A Conformer said...

And now Josh Bard appears! How many Red Sox/MFY castaways do the Nats have?

Plus, I really hope for Bard's sake that he's their first catcher. Being Nieves' backup would be beyond disgraceful.

johngoldfine said...

Cleveland Circle area, amy? Washington St? Com Ave?

9casey said...

L-girl said...
Pitas in the US are made w/o pockets? Not the ones I've always had/bought



a lot of Lebanese eat the pita with no pocket here, I think Thomas's the english muffin people make the one with the pocket..

Amy said...

Damn....

redsock said...

i could deal with 6-3

not a fan of 6-4.

jeemer warming

Amy said...

Near Cleveland Circle. And close to Washington Street, between Comm Ave and Beacon, but closer to Beacon.

Benjamin said...

and drinking, don't forget drinking.

Drink, smoke, eat all...eat all...eat...go to the meat and meats....

L-girl said...

Oh yeah, I know there are pitas w/o pockets, but (at least in NY) they usually had pockets, easy to find, easy to buy.

We eat a lot of Middle Eastern food here, usually once a week. Pitas with pockets.

Uh-oh, does that count as a food report? Hypocrite!

redsock said...

"eat the pita" sounds a bit rude.

Amy said...

I think a lot of pitas HAVE a pocket, but are made so thin that you cannot really open the pocket without ripping the bread.

Amy said...

CATCH!

Benjamin said...

Phew.

9casey said...

Benjamin said...
and drinking, don't forget drinking.

Drink, smoke, eat all...eat all...eat...go to the meat and meats....




I think he was referring to his multitasking..

A Conformer said...

About the old friend thing: really shitty former MFY count. Therefore, Villone and Nieves make the cut.

And about the pita in the US thing: there's a "vacuum", let's say, but they never open all the way. There's always a third that gets stuck and then the pita gets torn, and you're screwed.

efd said...

nice catch by LBJ, but that was a little too close for comfort!

L-girl said...

bacon isn't food??? bah. it's not good for you, but it's food.

redsock said...

Benjamin with a reference that absolutely no one will get.

Except me.

9casey said...

L-girl said...
Oh yeah, I know there are pitas w/o pockets, but (at least in NY) they usually had pockets, easy to find, easy to buy.

We eat a lot of Middle Eastern food here, usually once a week. Pitas with pockets.

Uh-oh, does that count as a food report? Hypocrite!





Your inconsistency is really starting to get on my nerves.....:)

Ish said...

I've never had pita without the bread. Usually we call the pita without the bread simply, flatbread.

Or if you're at Taco Bell it'd be gordita. Ew Taco Bell.

mattymatty said...

ATL back to within one of NY, 4-3.

Ish said...

Although I'm sure flatbread and gorditas are different than pitas, pocket or no pocket.

I've always had trouble with pita pockets though because they tend to spring leaks, at least for me.

L-girl said...

Yes, that's true. The pitas you find in supermarkets do often get stuck.

The ones in good restaurants don't. Maybe they make them themselves.

A Conformer said...

Pita without bread?!?

9casey said...

Ish said...


Or if you're at Taco Bell it'd be gordita. Ew Taco Bell.



I love how Taco Bell uses words I would never know without them.....

Ish said...

Joe Beimel... Dodger castaway.

johngoldfine said...

Hey amy--the old ex-cabdriver still knows his city streets.

L-girl said...

Pita w/o the bread? Hmm. Pita is bread.

Ish said...

"I love how Taco Bell uses words I would never know without them....."


Fourthmeal? lmao

redsock said...

joe bible?

Ish said...

L :>) I had a moment. Pita without the bread, haha.

I had to go back and see that it was me.

L-girl said...

Maybe Ish is thinking of a wrap? Stuff wrapped up in a pita-like flatbread? The pita is the bread, not the stuffing.

9casey said...

Ish said...
"I love how Taco Bell uses words I would never know without them....."


Fourthmeal? lmao



Fuckin' geniuses

Ish said...

At least with Jere we can always communicate with him through his blog.

L-girl said...

joe bible? my least favourite player.

i'm going for john atheist.

Benjamin said...

I spent a summer getting lunch at this Pakistani place. Wish I still could.

A Conformer said...

The ones in good restaurants don't. Maybe they make them themselves.

I would hope so. It's not hard at all, but you gotta have an oven that's hella hot. That's the secret: a big heat right away.

And Ish: gorditas, as far as I know, have to be made from corn flour. But then again, so do tortillas. If it's a wheat tortilla, you have to call it exactly that: wheat tortilla. Otherwise everybody will assume you mean the corn one. But what goes for Mexican food in the US is only similar to what they actually eat in (southern) Mexico.

L-girl said...

oh shit, i missed a good opportunity there.

joe bible

should have said

john daskapital

L-girl said...

yeah, that "fourthmeal" thing is pretty smart marketing. disgusting, nauseating, but smart.

Benjamin said...

... me and the taxi drivers.

Ish said...

L, I know pita is bread, I just had a swing and a miss in the brain. The bat went into the stands and took out an old lady.

I do enjoy the taste of pita bread, though, so I'll routinely use them as a wrap.

There's a whole wheat pita bread I buy where I use it more as a flatbread. Throw it in the toaster briefly and magically it's just like gordita bread.

L-girl said...

Ofer, doesn't what passes as Mexican food in the US really vary regionally?

A Conformer said...

I would hope so. It's not hard at all, but you gotta have an oven that's hella hot. That's the secret: a big heat right away.

Should have been "a big heat BLAST right away".
Anyway, this game has tightened up some, but we're still on laugher thread-mode. Maybe it's because these are the Natinals, after all...

efd said...

bases full of MFYs and no outs in Atlanta

SoSock said...

Hi
Glad things are better here. Baseball in SoSock land is off to a very inauspicious start.
Bah.
Papi with a milestone!
Me likey

L-girl said...

Good to eat where cab drivers eat.

Ish, I gotcha. My brain is like that at least 50% of the day.

A Conformer said...

Ofer, doesn't what passes as Mexican food in the US really vary regionally?

Regionally in Mexico, or regionally in the US?

Ish said...

Ofer in my area it's actually somewhat hard to find a place that uses corn tortillas, but I do enjoy them when I can. Here its white or wheat.

I don't know why corn tortillas are hard to find.

I wish I was more knowledgeable about food and such things.

Benjamin said...

Anyway, this game has tightened up some, but we're still on laugher thread-mode. Maybe it's because these are the Natinals, after all...

Anything could happen, but in a battle between our bullpen and theirs, when we've been spotted a 2-run lead... well....

Ish said...

L there are times I will miss a turn or miss an entrance while driving because I have a moment.

My brain goes on autopilot - it usually involves a route that I take many many times to get to somewhere else, so I don't even think about it.

Benjamin said...

My brain goes on autopilot - it usually involves a route that I take many many times to get to somewhere else, so I don't even think about it.

I know how that works. Fucking MFY asshats.

L-girl said...

Regionally in the US.

I love regional Mexican cooking. I remember the food in Oaxaca being terrific.

I meant what passes for Mexican food in the US does vary a lot regionally. I was wondering if you found that in your travels.

efd said...

Masterson looked more like Apprenticeson during that AB.

L-girl said...

Ish, to become more knowledgeable about food, you might have to relocate. But one day you'll probably do that.

Altho I'm sure you are very knowledgeable for someone in your area. Probably very much so.

efd said...

And now Masterson is [not facing] Dunn.

redsock said...

dunn annc
jeemer in

A Conformer said...

I don't know why corn tortillas are hard to find.

Somebody told me that real corn tortillas have to go through something called the nixtamal process, which, oddly enough, means soaking it in water with cal (I'm pretty sure cal means limestone... that's the odd part). If you don't do that, it would be more like what they eat in Colombia, Venezuela and Ecuador- arepas. I think...

SoSock said...

My brain goes on autopilot - it usually involves a route that I take many many times to get to somewhere else, so I don't even think about it.


God I can't even count the times that happens to me these days. Glad to hear it happens to you too, because I thought it was old age, but we know that's not the case with you, eh?
Almost every day I turn down some road just because it's a frequent turn I make, even though it is NOT a turn I should have made at that time. Then I have to find a place to do a U-ey and head back.
Sux

L-girl said...

Arepas, those are good.

I never saw corn tortillas in Mexico, ever. Always wheat.

We had corn tacos (which are not crunchy, but soft). But tortillas were always wheat.

L-girl said...

A few weeks ago driving to my Weds night meeting - where I have gone almost every Weds night for three years - I drove past the exit. Saw it going by when it was too late to get over.

Felt like an idiot, but made my way back through local streets, got there on time.

Ish said...

Sosock, at least you don't have someone in the car with you most of the time.

Usually when I make these mistakes I have my mother in the car and... She does what mothers do in those situations.

L-girl said...

Ofer, how was NYC?

Benjamin said...

Somebody told me that real corn tortillas have to go through something called the nixtamal process, which, oddly enough, means soaking it in water with cal (I'm pretty sure cal means limestone... that's the odd part).

Lime (calcium hydroxide), not limestone (calcium carbonate). That's what releases the niacin in the corn. That's why Europeans started getting pellagra when they started switching to subsistence corn farming (they didn't do the soaking).

Benjamin said...

Incidentally, someone brings homemade corn tortillas to sell at our local farmers' market, and it's a pretty crappy farmers' market.

SoSock said...

I eat a lot of corn tortilla chips, especially white corn, but tortillas are usually wheat here also. Cat always bought whole wheat tortillas to use in her stuff.

A Conformer said...

I meant what passes for Mexican food in the US does vary a lot regionally. I was wondering if you found that in your travels.

Well, in California some places were much closer to southern Mexico food. In Texas it was completely Tex-Mex (hmmm... I wonder why?), so most things on the menu would mean nothing to someone from Chiapas or Oaxaca. In most other places, well, my impressions are made of places like Taco Bell, Chipotle, Qdoba, etc. Maybe that's not fair, but those ARE what's popularly known as "Mexican Food".

I agree wholeheartedly about Oaxacan cuisine. Best food I've had in Mexico, and best alcohol (mezcal) too.

efd said...

go ahead run at the plate, but 1 strike to go for Oki.

SoSock said...

lookey yall, Adam done walked.

johngoldfine said...

If you have all the time in the world, some masa harina, wax paper, and a press, you can make good corn tortillas at home.

L-girl said...

Chicago has great Mexican food. Large Mexican population there. Last time we were in Comiskey (1999) a Mexican family had a hot-corn stand, I hadn't seen that since Oaxaca.

Kernels of steaming hot corn in a cup, and you can put toppings and condiments on it.

Amy said...

Come on, get the damn third out already.

Benjamin said...

I'm assuming this is the first gamethread where pellagra was mentioned.

L-girl said...

I expect to win this game.

Just thought I'd mention it.

efd said...

thanks for speaking up, Amy! That's what they were waiting for.

Benjamin said...

Come on, get the damn third out already.

Done and done.

Ish said...

This one Mexican place in Portsmouth uses the following in their burritos: Rice, black beans, lettuce, Salsa Fresca, Monterey Jack cheese, sour cream or yogurt, Ranchero Sauce (Mild, Medium, Hot or XXX) and Choice of Fillings all wrapped in a wheat or white flour tortilla.


I always thought yogurt to be a very strange ingredient. Never tried it as I'm not a fan of sour cream or yogurt.

SoSock said...

Whew
Belli-ard = Belly-up!
Long AB though.

A Conformer said...

We had corn tacos (which are not crunchy, but soft). But tortillas were always wheat.

Seriously? That is strange. I traveled a bit with people that really didn't like the corn tortillas, so they always looked for wheat, and it was really hard to find any. I ate almost exclusively off of street carts and in the market, so maybe that's where the difference lies... I don't know.

NY was cool. Spent most of the time with my family, especially my 5-year old sister. She's great! She's getting all manipulative with age, but in a yet unsophisticated, cute way. It's fun to witness.
Oh, and the Cloisters and the park were very nice, and I liked Washington Heights from what I saw of it (admittedly very little)

L-girl said...

"I'm assuming this is the first gamethread where pellagra was mentioned"

That's a good bet!

That was an interesting comment, btw.

Amy said...

I forget---how did we get started on corn tortillas? Ish, I think?

I am not a Mexican food fan. Love the taste, but not what it does to my insides.

L-girl said...

Amy, I thought maybe you had gotten a phone call or lost your internet connection.

Amy said...

Ah, you got to the Cloisters! I have wanted to get back there for a long time, but have somehow not gotten around to it. I loved it when I went there umpteen million years ago.

You have a five year old sister in NYC? When you said you had a sister in NY, I imagined an adult sister!

A Conformer said...

I always thought yogurt to be a very strange ingredient. Never tried it as I'm not a fan of sour cream or yogurt.

Dairy products are great in counteracting spiciness. In fact, it's the only thing that works. You can see that combination (milk in spicy dishes) in local cuisines all around the world.

L-girl said...

Ofer, yes, that is strange re tortillas.

I loved the street food in Mexico, but we did eat in a lot of restaurants. Maybe that is the difference? Dunno.

Glad you made it to the Cloisters and our old nabe. And even better that you have family there! A baby sister!

Did you see the High Line?

Amy said...

Nah, just my appetite! :) I just had nothing to add about corn tortillas.

johngoldfine said...

Doner kebab with yogurt, mmm.

Benjamin said...

The High Line isn't open yet.

L-girl said...

yes, yogurt or sour cream is the way to go for spicy food. bread is good, but nothing better than dairy.

i am not a big spicy food eater, but this much i know.

L-girl said...

The High Line is open.

Benjamin said...

Or it at least wasn't open a couple months ago.

A Conformer said...

You have a five year old sister in NYC? When you said you had a sister in NY, I imagined an adult sister!

Nope, 5-year old. I was there the day she was born, so there's no doubt about it (:
Obviously, my dad lives in NY too (with his girlfriend). 5 is a bit too early for an Israeli to go to NY to try and find his/her luck (read: money)...

9casey said...

Gyros have that cucumber yogurt sauce.....I love that

SoSock said...

mmmmm...insurance is looking a bit doubtful.
Bot time?

efd said...

Benjamin, according to their web site it is.

Benjamin said...

Ok, it opened a couple weeks ago.

johngoldfine said...

what i'm talking about, 9casey!

L-girl said...

High Line opened June 19

redsock said...

Bot, it is.

For those of us not stuck in the cafeteria.

L-girl said...

tzatiki (cucumber yogurt dressing)

we love that! eat it all the time.

Benjamin said...

Atlanta trying to fuck the MFYs.

efd said...

One of the banes of 1986, Ray Knight, surfaces as an in-studio* commentator on the Nats broadcast.

*(the studio is actually at the ballpark, it seems)

A Conformer said...

The High Line is quite open. Partially, but still open. Right now it runs from gansevoort to 20th, but it's supposed to run all the way up to 34th, I think.

It's nice, not amazing. I think the best thing about the park is how urban it is. The contrast between the flowers, plants and small trees and the surrounding buildings (especially those whose roofs are filled with rusting garbage) is really cool. But I wasn't wowed. I think it's probably a very nice park for those that live or work in the area, though.

A Conformer said...

Paps doesn't walk the lead off guy. I think we're safe.

L-girl said...

Ray Knight, one of my least favourite Mets, and that's really saying something.

Benjamin said...

Ofer, did you yell at your compatriots at Chickpea that baked falafel is a travesty?

Amy said...

Ha, yeah, a 5 year old on her own in NYC would be interesting!

Benjamin said...

Fruitbat comes in with two outs in the 8th. You can tell Girardi was ejected.

L-girl said...

Thanks Ofer. It probably wows me more just for its existence. It was talked about for SO long, and it seemed nothing would ever come of the old tracks except demolition. So the fact it actually became an unusual urban park seems like a small miracle to me.

Plus I just love stuff like that.

Benjamin said...

The crowd cheers the out.

L-girl said...

Huge cheers for that out! So funny.

SoSock said...

one

Benjamin said...

Atlanta squanders. Still 6-4.

A Conformer said...

Ofer, did you yell at your compatriots at Chickpea that baked falafel is a travesty?

I have no idea what or where that place is, but be sure I will never step in it, or any other place that bakes falafel.

efd said...

I haven't been over to the High Line yet, but one of my Facebook friends said: "It's really great. I'm sure that if I saw something like it in London or Paris, I'd think, Man, New York would never do something this cool."

When I was at NYU (a looooong) time ago), we used to go up to the abandoned elevated highway to walk around, ride bikes, etc. Now *that* was fun.

L-girl said...

two

Amy said...

Yes!!

Benjamin said...

That's two.

A Conformer said...

BTW, I read somewhere that yesterday was the biggest crowd in Natstown history. Any idea if today beats it?

SoSock said...

two

Benjamin said...

Do it.

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