Friday, June 30, 2006

Round One to the 'Stangs

The first Thirsty Thursday of the year couldn't get here fast enough. The skies looked ominous, but the crew hopped on the bicycles anyway and headed down to big Centene Stadium. The rains came for a while and delayed the start of the game by an hour. After convincing the concessionaires that beers really were a dollar, the rain delay actually worked to our advantage. It just meant that much longer until the 4th inning (and the end of the beer special). It also meant starting the game a little more intoxicated than usual.

Good ol' Rick Burleson was back managing the Billings Mustangs, and he got an earful from us right off the bat. But the victim of the night was their 3rd baseman, Yoni Lasso (above). After an early error, we continued to berate him. But to his credit, he came up with all the plays after that. These teams played the game like they had to catch the early show at the Sip n' Dip, and after a little more than 2 hours, the Sox went down 2-0.

Pitching coach Curt Hasler was intrigued by the club (and our brand new uniforms). We promised to get him a jersey in exchange for some baseballs. And Tyson Corley's going to hear it next game for telling me his teammate Mike Grace's name was Chris. Either that country bumpkin is retarded or he lied to me.

The next Thirsty Thursday is July 13th, but due to the holiday weekend, we may pull off a "Thirsty Monday." Check back soon.


Blogger Jared #32 said...

I move that the club make its first order of business, besides ordering some more beers, to learn the requisite amount of Spanish as to enable us to properly heckle our latin opponents. The verbal berating of Yonni was indeed prolific, but if the man can't understand what
"Hey Yonni, I got an application here to work at 3D's. I don't think they require their employees to field ground balls,"
means then we might as well be using the time to fill our stomachs with another tasty $1 beer. Can I get a vote from the council?

1:18 PM  
Blogger Oli #19 said...

Hmm, that seems like a lot of work. I vote to just admit a Spanish speaking member to the club, who in turn will translate our heckles to the Latin players.

11:22 AM  
Blogger Scotty #13 said...

It's my understanding that our very own #14 has some knowledge of espanol...with the "~" over the n even.

11:51 AM  
Blogger TomMcD#12 said...

I am not opposed to either plan, provided someone else goes through the trouble of translating preapproved statements. We all know what happens when I heckle without preset rules.

We should probably also post the rules someplace on here for potential newcomers.

1:58 PM  

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