Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Game 50 Thread: May 24 @ Astros, 5p

Chad Billingsley (2-4, 3.47) vs. J.A. Happ (3-5, 5.30).

In the last 15 years, I've had jobs which have required a lot of travel, domestic and international. I've never made it to Minute Maid Park in Houston...but I have drunk a lot of Minute Maid juice. It started when I was young, when we'd have Minute Maid frozen concentrated orange juice for breakfast. Schloop! went the orange sludge into the pitcher, mix with three cans of water and OJ's on. I then graduated to Minute Maid orange juice in a carton, and have sampled all the varieties (Original, Original + Calcium, Country Style, Extra Vitamin C and E plus Zinc, Kids+, Home Squeezed Style, Home Squeezed Style + Calcium, Pulp-Free, Low Acid, Light, Orange Tangerine + Calcium, Orange Passion + Calcium). I guess drinking Minute Maid lemonade was the natural next step. Like the orange juice, it comes in both frozen (canned) and non-frozen ("Premium") versions. I've also had Minute Maid frozen lemonade, which I believe they serve at Dodger Stadium. About the only Minute Maid juice product I didn't enjoy was their canned cranberry drink, which was once served to me on an airplane. I hesitate to call it a "juice" product because it had more sugar than cranberry juice. Yuck. Anyhoo, be sure to drink Minute Maid juices when you can — you gotta take advantage of opportunities when you've got 'em.

103 comments:

Josh S. said...

"Schloop!"

The official sound effect of the 2011 Los Angeles Dodgers.

Jason said...

Furcal - SS
Carroll - 2B
Loney - 1B
Kemp - CF
Sands - RF
Navarro - C
Gibbons - LF
Miles - 3B
Billingsley - P

So, to review, this lineup states to the world that:

* Loney is the Dodgers' best hitter
* Navarro is the team's "second cleanup hitter"

(cries)

Steve Sax said...

Orel's GT: now with extra pulp.

Fred's Brim said...

I used to drink the schloop out of the Minute Maid frozen Limeaid. I used to cut back a little on the water to up the tang factor.

*awaits DB "tang" joke*

QuadSevens said...

"...mix with three cans of water and OJ's on."

To get through this season, most readers will ammend this recipe to include at least one can vodka.

karina said...

@QuadSevens I swear I mentally added "and vodka"

Epale everyone!

Josh S. said...

Will this year's draft get extensive coverage here since there's an actual Son of Steve Garvey in it?

Paul said...

I am kind of tempted to get in on the world series ring raffle the Giants are having. It would be pretty cool to immediately sell that thing after a few choice photos.

Spank said...

PGT Up!

MR.F said...

Hey look, the game started.

karina said...

Gibby power!

MR.F said...

Hey look, Gibbons is waxing!

Spank said...

PGT Up!

MR.F said...

Oh, come on Spank!

karina said...

@Spank if Gibbons homered, anything can happen, even a win!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

But most likely a loss.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Someone must have spiked Loney's Wheaties with HGH.

Paul said...

Atta boy Jay!

karina said...

yay! King James is already on a 10 day hitting streak, baby steps :)

Orel said...

Grand Sands!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

SAND SLAM!!!!

MR.F said...

Loney is almost OPSing .600!

MR.F said...

WHOA SNAP!!!!!!!!!

Josh S. said...

Steiner: "AND IT'S...(10 seconds of silence)

...A HOME RUN!"

Pistol Pete Reiser said...

I thought Steiner had stroked out.

White bread, the other white meat. Or bread.

Josh S. said...

STOOPID BILLS.

Josh S. said...

Screw this noise.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Oh yippee, we still suck.

MR.F said...

Damnit Chad!

Mr. Customer said...

Epale, y'all!

How's the suck factor?

karina said...

I'm just daydreaming about Loney reaching his King James status, White Bread hitting to the expectations and more Ethier and Kemp greatness, wouldn't it be nice?

karina said...

and of course, an injury-free Furcal

*sighs*

Mr. Customer said...

From your lips to God's ears, K.

MR.F said...

Wotcher, Karina!

MR.F said...

And speaking of Wotcher, the Wotcher originator, Nymphadora Tonks, is now a recurring character on Game of Thrones!! AWE-SOME!

karina said...

OMG, is there a character named Nymphadora Tonks? I wasn't planning to watch that show , guess it can't be her because hmmmm, well, it could be kinda complicated*

*trying to be spoilers-free

MR.F said...

Oh no. I mean the actress! Natalie Tena!

Game of Thrones is SUPER good (I've read all the books and am a big fan). But it's heavy on violence and nudity...

MR.F said...

Also, please keep it together, Chad.

Spank said...

Heavy on nudity? Sign me up,Mr.F!

Paul said...

Chad doesn't like big leads.

MeanieBreanie said...

Epale Y'all

MR.F said...

Oh COME ON!

DelinO said...

Elizabeth...this is the big one. Im coming for...

Oh, two outs.

Nevermind

karina said...

@Mr F I was a *bit* confused. I loved her portraying my dearest Tonks.

karina said...

Humberto Quintero is one of my favorite former Aguilas players but it's not his time to shine.

DelinO said...

No job is too big
No fee is too big
And no lead is too big

Josh S. said...

This team is frustrating as hell.

DelinO said...

At least we got bin laden

karina said...

I don't want a Carlos Ruiz badge.

Josh S. said...

Epale, MB!

DelinO said...

Wish I could put on the game...but chilling in the back in unseasonable brisk temps watching my two year old play tee ball doesn't suck.

* happy cries*

Looking at boxscore on gameday

*angry cries*

MeanieBreanie said...

Epale Josh and crew
I feel badly I've missed most of the season but then again....
Work has become so demanding.

Let's go blue!

karina said...

I missed you around here, my sistah!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

blerg

MeanieBreanie said...

Missed you too Miss Karina.

karina said...

Enerio del Rosario is an intriguing name.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Rubby Tuesday!

karina said...

well, try to be positive, I gotta leave you, it's the premiere on national tv of a shortfilm I worked on a little while ago and I need to concentrate on it.

kisses my snarkies, i'll be back when it ends.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Whew.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Wowee wow!

Spank said...

Just confirmed: I'll be in the O.C. on June 17th to watch U2 @ Angel Stadium!

Alert the authorities.

MR.F said...

What's all the wowing about?!

And Wotcher, MB!!!

Paul said...

Ruby Ruby Ruby Ruby!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

@Mr. F - Rubby of the Roses.

Paul said...

Have someone dominate out of the pen is very fun to watch.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I don't know how I'd feel about a Cleveland reject becoming the coach of the Lakers.

Dusty Baker said...

Just got home. FB, is there a time limit on responding to your tang comment?

BTW, I never thought I'd say this, but it was really exciting listening to Steiner's call of Rubby DLR's successful debut inning. Credit where credit is due; I was on the edge of the driver's seat of my car.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Hooray for Carlos Lee!

DelinO said...

@Spank... I'm there on the 18th. Bought the tickets A YEAR AND A HALF AGO.

That' so long that I went from having only one kid, to my wife getting pregnant (most likely by me), having the second kid, who will then be six months by showtime.

Dusty Baker said...

What did White Bread do? I took the time to read the GT but not to actually look up the box score.

Dusty Baker said...

Delino said "That' so long that I went from having only one kid, to my wife getting pregnant (most likely by me)"

Close enough for government work!

Dusty Baker said...

White Bread Grand Slam? Wow! (dry humps Sands)

DelinO said...

Here we go (again?)

DelinO said...

Don't Save a Prayer for (us) now, Save it till the morning after

Dusty Baker said...

Around the MLB:

"Rockies pitcher Jorge De La Rosa suffered a complete tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow during the team's 12-4 victory over the D-backs in the opener of Tuesday's doubleheader at Coors Field."

Damn, sucks.

DelinO said...

@Dusty - counts in horseshoes and hand grenades

DelinO said...

Wake up out there Sands

DelinO said...

no likey

Dusty Baker said...

Jesus jumped up christ, I almost blew a kidney. Thought that was going out.

DelinO said...

that i likey

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Holy shit we actually won a game.

DelinO said...

good night irene

DelinO said...

one in a row

Dusty Baker said...

WHEW. Sorry I missed the earlier parts of the game. Work is definitely the curse of the drinking class.

Dusty Baker said...

We're 1.000 in the last game!

Dusty Baker said...

(walks family dog)

DelinO said...

in the javy

Paul said...

You can cut the electricity in here with a knife!

MR.F said...

Wow!

NicJ said...

meh

Paul said...

We make meh!!!

Spank said...

We make party?

Spank said...

WE MAKE PARTY!

Josh S. said...

Long live the rookies!
Death to the old farts!

Josh S. said...

^ Or, y'know, retirement or gainful employment on another baseball team.

Dusty Baker said...

We make meh party!

Paul said...

Long live the Wookies!!

Spank said...

Long Live Snooki!!

Josh S. said...
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Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Hurry up and win, Bulls.

Dusty Baker said...

Or not.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Fuck, the two teams I want to win are both down 3-1.

NicJ said...

Can we start the NBA lockout a little early?