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Under the influence

Bill:
"I probably smoked two joints, drank about three or four beers, got to the ballpark, took some [amphetamines], took a pain pill, drank a cup of coffee, chewed some tobacco, had a cigarette, and got up to the plate and hit."

 

Bill:
Substitute ballpahk with sixth period English and I think Bernie Carbo just described my senior year of high school.

 

Bill:
Ah, the 70s...

 

Mike:
So did you find Jesus?

 

Bill:
Hell yeah I did.

 

Bill:
He's working the taco caht ovah in downtown crossing...

 

Bill:
Try the carne asada. It's heavenly.

 

Mike:
I wish they had lengua.

 

Bill:
Hey, if a lengua taco could talk, what would it say?

 

Bill:
"Eat me!"

 

Comments

Damn decent tongue tacos at El Verdad behind Fenway on Lansdowne. They make a good tripe version too.

El, La, y...It all spells tacos with extra sauce to me.

Love lengua tacos.


BTW: I'll be off tomorrow for Good Friday, so I'll see you back here on Monday with 1 already in books.


And if a fish taco met a lengua taco, what would it say?
"Oh, Jesus, Jesus, Jesus!"

Having graduated HS in '75, I can certainly relate to Bill's 6th period comment (OK, admittedly only the first part) but in watching the '75 WS, I would have never expected that ML baseball players were doing the same things my friends and I were. Ah, the '70s indeed.

lengua tacos are the best, also tripe tacos and of course, living on Cali, taco shops are everywhere!! California burritos (carne asada with french fries, sour cream and avocado) are the BOMB!!! carnitas are also very tasty!!!!

Not fair, not fair, not fair! All the taco talk makes me so homesick. Masters of the stodgiest steak pies the English may be, but of anything in the Mexican vein they ain't. Mmmmm, tomatillo salsa.....drool.

So, apparently, as of today Boston is paying 8.6M to see one Julio Lugo in an O's uniform. Cards traded him for cash or a player TBNL. The Cash For Lugos program is still in play folks - turn yours in today.

Oh my God, psuedo! Now I want a steak and ale pie and a Guiness so badly, I just might cry. I'll trade you two fish tacos any day for a pie from Auley's Pub in Oban, Scotland.


And LarryE - as a '74 grad myself, all I can do after reading your post is nod my head slowly and knowingly. "Yup... Yup..."

I understand there were bands doing drugs in the 70s, too. And I'm with Rob and the other Larry. Class of '76. Mmmmm, hmmmm.

I just bought Bullpen Gospels by Dirk Hayhurst (pitcher for the Blue Jays, currently on the 60-day DL). Every review I've read from every big baseball name suggests it's going to be a great read.


It's $9. It's even on the Kindle. It might be worth checking out for you baseball nuts. That's all I got today.

Thanks for the heads up Kaz, looks like a good read, will have to have my mum pick it up on her way here next week. @Rob: I'd love to help you out man, but Oban is about 500 miles north of me. Can I offer you a Ginsters and a Pabst to tide you over in the mean time?

Sunday's not only Easter, it's not only the start of the season, it's not only against the Skankees, it's also the start of Hate Week.


Orwell would love the possibilities in all that.


Anyway, haave a great weekend all. Hopefully we'll have something fun to yak about on Monday.

I had a Bob day - siracha at lunch and a visit from the beer cart.

Stupid dateline - Easter Sunday, there's supposed to be baseball. But...bugger.


'Pies scraped home by a point yesterday:
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/afl/late-changes-for-pies-and-dees/story-e6frf9ix-1225849198387


Hapyy Easter all.

"Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in spring-time...and every crack of the bat."


~Martin Luther (with help from Kaz)

Happy Opening Day, everyone!

Went to the exhibition game against the Nats yesterday. A beautiful day in DC for baseball. The stands were full, about half to two-thirds Sox fans. A couple of defensive gems, especially one by Reddick, a couple taters, Wake looked sharp, Dice K looked like, well, Dice K: four innings, four lead off baserunners, one run.

Let the games begin!

Hm. A little problem with the relief pitching for the MFY, I see.

One swallow in spring,
A summertime does not make.
Oki gets the win!

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