How many baseball games have you watched?
Like a million, right?
I'm completely spacing out here, but for the life of me I cannot remember who sponsors the "Call to the Pen".
I mean, SOMEbody sponsors everything.
Anyway, maybe there is an actual sponsor, and if there is I bet those guys are prettttty sad about their decision.
Can you imagine paying for that?
Lets say it's Barbasol.
"And now it's time for the Barbasol Call To The Pen..."
Then Carlos Marmol comes in and can't find the plate but there's all kindsa injuries so they leave him in til Arizona Diamondbacks 1st baseman Paul Goldschmidt hits a grand salami? Or...wait. They leave him in til he gives up a grand salami and then walks the next guy too?
And later a guy the Cubs picked up on waivers from the Rockies, Zach something, gives up another 4 runs in the 9th?
Well, I figured if Cub Fans had a "Call to the Pen", it would simply be: "DON'T DO IT!"
Jeff Samardzija (it was only about a month ago I realized that I can spell Jeff's name without looking it up!) was his usual stud self striking out 11 in 6.1 innings.
But I'm pretty sure he threw more pitches in the 6.1 than he did in his complete game shutout in his last start, and gave up a couple walks but still left the game with a 2 run lead.
Then, the creaming began.
11 Snakey runs in the last 3 innings, and the DBacks win 12-4.
But I learned a couple new things last night.
The first thing was...remember I decided that I would just keep trying new beers?
Yesterday I see a beer made with Apricots called "Aprihop".
I have NEVER bought a beer with fruit flavor in it, but it was Dogfish Head, and those guys are talented so I tried it and... awesome.
Next, I was gonna grill some skirts (steaks) and needed to use my "Haul Ass" marinade.
This is a picture of the inside page of a grill book:
If you couldn't tell, "Earl" is oil.
Olive, but canola will do too.
Anyway, wer'e OUTTA SUGAR!
But we have brown so I put that in.
And this is just a theory but here's what I think happened because it's part of how BBQ sauce works - the brown sugar on the outside of the steaks caramelized.
You cook skirts over a really hot fire for about a minute, minute and a half per side.
You want some burn marks on this steak, and in those burn marks was crunchy caramelization that was incredible.
Probably regular sugar does this too, it's just not as tasty.
Okay, I got about 50 things to do today and if I get 'em done I'm gonna haul down to Addison and Clark and see if it rains or not.