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Offline NatsAllThe Way

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Re: NL East (2017)
« Reply #225: May 12, 2017, 10:38:35 AM »
Back to tequila (just for a moment).  I see in my liquor cabinet a bottle of El Padrino.   No idea what it cost, how it tastes, or how it got there.

  How does it rank? 

 (I'm not much of a tequila guy.  I love a few margaritas now and then but I'll usually opt for bourbon, scotch, or rum before tequila.)

I would say it ranks as an above average tequila. Clear color, unusual aromas of peppered melon, medicinal herbs and barks, dried tropical fruits and pickled cactus with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a sweet vanilla cream, curry leaf, turmeric, pine and white pepper finish. A vibrant and distinctively appealing choice for adventuresome cocktails; try with tonic water. 

But I'm not a tequila guy either, so someone else on here might know.

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Re: NL East (2017)
« Reply #226: May 12, 2017, 11:25:45 AM »
Back to tequila (just for a moment).  I see in my liquor cabinet a bottle of El Padrino.   No idea what it cost, how it tastes, or how it got there.

  How does it rank? 

 (I'm not much of a tequila guy.  I love a few margaritas now and then but I'll usually opt for bourbon, scotch, or rum before tequila.)
It's pretty cheap. Mix it with something to make a drink.

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Re: NL East (2017)
« Reply #227: May 12, 2017, 12:06:38 PM »
It's pretty cheap. Mix it with something to make a drink.

The first time I was in Mexico I asked a bartender how Mexicans drink tequila, he told me that the two popular preparations were a Paloma, or a shot with a chaser of spicy tomato juice (called sangrita). However in Mexico they sip the shot, they don't gulp it.

Paloma: a shot of tequila, 8 oz of grapefruit soda (fresca works fine, jarritos is better, grapefruit juice, club soda, and simple syrup is best), a dash of lime juice, serve in a salt-rimmed glass with a garnish of lime or grapefruit.

I've heard it said that a Paloma is wha Mexicans drink.  A margarita is what Americans drink when they come to Mexico.

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Re: NL East (2017)
« Reply #228: May 12, 2017, 12:59:21 PM »
  A margarita is what Americans drink when they come to Mexico.

A margarita is really the only use I have for tequila. Love them but not too often because they get me too drunk too quick.  Wife and I are leaving for Spain  Monday. What do they drink there?

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Re: NL East (2017)
« Reply #229: May 12, 2017, 01:02:02 PM »
A margarita is really the only use I have for tequila. Love them but not too often because they get me too drunk too quick.  Wife and I are leaving for Spain  Monday. What do they drink there?

Sangria or beer.

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Re: NL East (2017)
« Reply #230: May 12, 2017, 02:07:28 PM »
A margarita is really the only use I have for tequila. Love them but not too often because they get me too drunk too quick.  Wife and I are leaving for Spain  Monday. What do they drink there?

you should make a big deal of ordering a margarita, loudly telling the sever that you want tequila because you are in Spain, just to embarrass the wife.

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Re: NL East (2017)
« Reply #231: May 12, 2017, 02:13:54 PM »
you should make a big deal of ordering a margarita, loudly telling the sever that you want tequila because you are in Spain, just to embarrass the wife.

"Ray D., a member in good standing with WNFF is missing in Spain.    He hasn't been seen since ordering a margarita in Barcelona."

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« Reply #232: May 12, 2017, 03:20:41 PM »
Be sure to grow a black handlebar mustache and wear a colorful sombrero when you're in Spain, too!!!

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« Reply #233: May 12, 2017, 03:41:43 PM »
My mom generally drinks just about anything, but not tequila or anything related to it.  When I was a kid, a friend and I knocked off the bottle of mezcal that had been hiding at the back of the booze cabinet for years.  I filled it with water and added some iodine...a shake every few weeks and it looked exactly the same.  Eventually it was served to a houseguest who was apparently too polite to point out that she was trying to kill him with iodine-flavoured Miami tapwater   :lol:

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Re: NL East (2017)
« Reply #234: May 12, 2017, 05:28:05 PM »
Sangria or beer.
Now that you mention it, I was in madrid 20 years ago and had sangria; it was the best sangria I ever had, I have never had anything close in the states.

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Re: NL East (2017)
« Reply #235: May 12, 2017, 08:23:07 PM »
Lenny Dykstra's Negan-style lineup of Mets players.

While the notion of calling out the guys who aren't batting their weight amuses me, this video is absolutely cringeworthy, and not in the Scary Negan Bad Guy way.

https://mobile.twitter.com/lennydykstra/status/863120528789446656

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Re: NL East (2017)
« Reply #236: May 12, 2017, 11:36:21 PM »
Mets lose!

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« Reply #237: May 13, 2017, 09:34:28 AM »
They're saying Familia may be out for the season.  Syndergaard's not coming back until after the All-Star break.  Harvey is terrible.  A .500 record may be good enough to win this division.

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Re: NL East (2017)
« Reply #238: May 13, 2017, 06:11:46 PM »
Met details, or,The Dark Knight saga continues:

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MILWAUKEE — Behind the curtains of the partying, golfing, absence at work, miscommunication and apology, there was a game. There always was. But over the week for Matt Harvey and the Mets, the attention seemed to center on everything but baseball.

Friday, finally, brought some semblance of routine for Harvey and the Mets in a season that has lacked that so far. For the first time since his unpaid three-day suspension for failing to show up to Citi Field on Saturday, Harvey climbed the mound to confront the issues he faced on the field.

It was far from easy. Harvey labored with errant command over five innings against the Milwaukee Brewers, giving up two runs but managing to keep the Mets in the game.

Sent to the mound for the sixth inning against the bottom of the Brewers’ lineup, however, Harvey unraveled. He coughed up two home runs and dug the Mets into a hole they did not overcome in a 7-4 loss.

Full story at:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/13/sports/baseball/new-york-mets-milwaukee-brewers-matt-harvey.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fsports&action=click&contentCollection=sports&region=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement=5&pgtype=sectionfront&_r=0

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Re: NL East (2017)
« Reply #239: May 13, 2017, 06:13:44 PM »
A Familia story: out for a long time

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“It’s possible he’ll be back by the end of the year,” said [GM Sandy] Alderson, who was awaiting a full report on the procedure on Friday afternoon. “It’s possible he won’t. We just don’t know at this point.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/12/sports/baseball/mets-jeurys-familia-blood-clot-surgery.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fsports&action=click&contentCollection=sports&region=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=8&pgtype=sectionfront

Mets could be looking for relief pitchers soon.



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Re: NL East (2017)
« Reply #240: May 14, 2017, 11:54:31 AM »
Worst starting pitcher  ERAs:

METS - 5.13
Reds - 5.03
MARLINS - 4.87
PHILLIES - 4.76
BRAVES - 4.75

4 of 5 in our division.  We might lap the field by Memorial Day at this pace.

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« Reply #241: May 14, 2017, 06:57:06 PM »
But but but I thought the Mets were going to have one of the best rotations in baseball history for the next 10 years and dominant the NL East?

This is why you don't count your chickens before they hatch.

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Re: NL East (2017)
« Reply #242: May 14, 2017, 11:11:59 PM »
So, this is odd:

We are at a point where 6 random guys who pitched in college would be an improvement over our bullpen...
...yet, we somehow we have a 7.5 game lead on our division in early May. 


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Re: NL East (2017)
« Reply #243: May 14, 2017, 11:14:03 PM »
So, this is odd:

We are at a point where 6 random guys who pitched in college would be an improvement over our bullpen...
...yet, we somehow we have a 7.5 game lead on our division in early May. 



bullpens are overrated. :)

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Re: NL East (2017)
« Reply #244: May 15, 2017, 08:39:09 AM »
So, this is odd:

We are at a point where 6 random guys who pitched in college would be an improvement over our bullpen...
...yet, we somehow we have a 7.5 game lead on our division in early May.

If we had a halfway decent bullpen, we'd be 15 or 16 over .500 and would have a 10-game lead.

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Re: NL East (2017)
« Reply #245: May 15, 2017, 08:54:34 AM »
If we had a halfway decent bullpen, we'd be 15 or 16 over .500 and would have a 10-game lead.
If the other teams had better pitching and hitting they would only be 2 or 3 games back.


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Re: NL East (2017)
« Reply #247: May 15, 2017, 01:34:17 PM »
Worst starting pitcher  ERAs:

METS - 5.13
Reds - 5.03
MARLINS - 4.87
PHILLIES - 4.76
BRAVES - 4.75

4 of 5 in our division.  We might lap the field by Memorial Day at this pace.
I don't know if this is good or bad anymore. To me, the most important thing is getting hot at the end of September. While a weak division allows us to kick the can on the bullpen, I can't help but think the team will get complacent as the season goes on.

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Re: NL East (2017)
« Reply #248: May 15, 2017, 02:50:33 PM »
I don't know if this is good or bad anymore. To me, the most important thing is getting hot at the end of September. While a weak division allows us to kick the can on the bullpen, I can't help but think the team will get complacent as the season goes on.
Like I said in last night's GDT, we will get absolutely smoked in the NLDS with the bullpen the way it is now.

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Re: NL East (2017)
« Reply #249: May 15, 2017, 03:37:41 PM »
Like I said in last night's GDT, we will get absolutely smoked in the NLDS with the bullpen the way it is now.

I think we all know that the pen as it's currently constructed is not going to be the in pen in October. We hope, anyway.