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Eat at Dave's
2008-07-20 08:19
by Jon Weisman

This Steve Lopez column in the Times is about a week old, but some of you might have missed it. It highlights Dave Pearson, a longtime chef at Dodger Stadium. The video accompanying the article is worth a gander as well. Vin Scully says that he needs a "decompression chamber" to adjust to food on the road after enjoying a homestand of Pearson's cooking.

Also from last week, in the New York Times, KNBC reporter Doug Kriegel recalled his days as an Ebbets Field hot dog vendor.

2008-07-20 08:30:47
1.   Suffering Bruin
That was a wonderful article on Pearson. Not to get negative on a Sunday morning but if you compare Lopez--and for that mattter, Shaikin, Dwyre and Streeter--to the bigger name writers in the sports section... well, I'd read the Times more often with writing like that and I wouldn't have to miss the Pearson article. I would be joining Jon in recommending it.
2008-07-20 08:32:42
2.   Bob Timmermann
I got to eat at Dave's once. He made some quite tasty ribs.
2008-07-20 08:37:05
3.   Jon Weisman
I have cracked the Google Reader 1,000 barrier! I'm down to 992.

400 of those are Variety stories, which technically I could read at work tomorrow - but it's going to be a really busy day.

The next biggest chunk is Defamer: 113 posts.

2008-07-20 08:39:59
4.   Bob Timmermann
Yesterday, I posted on the Griddle how I got my wi-fi connection back up. About 20 minutes later, I got a Google news alert with news that I posted on the Griddle that my wi-fi connection was back up.
2008-07-20 08:43:44
5.   Suffering Bruin
Remember when my son used to be oh-so-impressed that his dad wrote something that got posted on the internet?

They grow up fast. :)

2008-07-20 08:46:41
6.   D4P
Jim Furyk, leader in the clubhouse at 10 over. Looks like that will end up a few shots off the pace.
2008-07-20 08:47:58
7.   Jon Weisman
5 - That's what I'm afraid of...
2008-07-20 08:56:44
8.   Suffering Bruin
From the mouths of babes and apologies if this has already been touched upon:

"They don't like consistent players in this game unless you're older," Ethier said. "They want to see the young guys flash a lot of stuff or they get impatient."

Andre Ethier.

2008-07-20 09:00:58
9.   D4P
That was posted earlier, but given the rash of NPUTs, it probably didn't get the coverage it deserves.

Not only does Management only like consistency in older players, but it's perfectly fine if those older players are consistently bad.

2008-07-20 09:05:00
10.   Suffering Bruin
7 Keep a diary. It's my biggest regret about being a parent, that I didn't write all of this stuff down.

I am loving being a parent and being married. And yeah, ups and downs galore but my younger colleagues (teachers) who are "terrified" of both, they ask me what it's like. I like telling them how happy I am. I like telling them--without being specific--about the ups and downs. I like being a "voice of experience."

But I wish I would've kept a diary.

2008-07-20 09:05:42
11.   Ken Noe
8 9 Also worth noting again, Simers from the same article: "COLLETTI, THE Schmoozer when everything is going well, and you remember that week or so, has been trying to take a low profile with criticism mounting.

He emerged from hiding before Saturday night's game, but when the Dodgers' gun-shy GM was approached, he said he had a telephone call to make and took off down the right-field line. Here's hoping he's not working on another trade."

Speaking as a historian, nothing good ever comes out of the bunker.

2008-07-20 09:07:13
12.   Ken Noe
10 I'd give anything if we had video of those days, but we couldn't afford a camcorder.
2008-07-20 09:07:15
13.   Bob Timmermann
We need the Official Dodger Thoughts Analogy of Ned Colletti to a Civil War General.
2008-07-20 09:08:51
14.   The Trolley Dodger
11 If I saw TJ Simers coming towards me, I'd take off down the right-field line too.
2008-07-20 09:09:32
15.   D4P
It's safe to say Ned's a Confederate.
2008-07-20 09:10:16
16.   bhsportsguy
10 The cynical, law background part of me comes out here and says nothing good comes out of keeping track of most things.
2008-07-20 09:11:19
17.   Suffering Bruin
12 We're getting one in two weeks time. He's eleven so we missed a ton but we couldn't afford it either until now. We're moving to Hermosa so I hope to have vids of "first surfing moment", etc.
2008-07-20 09:11:49
18.   Jon Weisman
10 - I do DT instead of keeping a diary.


2008-07-20 09:14:52
19.   Suffering Bruin
16 "Well, Dad, I see that a new car might not be in your budget but if we check this entry from 11/98, you nearly dropped me when I was a year-and-a-half and that kind of trauma stays. It can only be assuaged by a Miata."

It might work.

2008-07-20 09:16:47
20.   Suffering Bruin
Okay, that cuts it! What is NPUT?
2008-07-20 09:23:40
21.   Suffering Bruin
I hadn't checked in with 6-4-2 in a day or so and I was going through withdrawals. I just read the 7/18 posts. WARNING: If you don't like tearing up, do not read. I'm going to give my dog a long walk.

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