Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Back on Track?

As has been noted in the comments section, it’s been a while since a post (I was waiting for something positive to happen), but after a long weekend in Milwaukee and a day at the Clinic, it is on.

Last night’s game kept me stressed after my bedtime as Wickman (as he always seems to) made it interesting until the very last strike. Wick striking out LeCroy to win the game was like Tiki Barber running over Ronde Barber at the goal line to win the game. Despite the win, the offense still baffles in its inability to get a clutch hit.

Westbrook looked tentative and worked slower than his normal frenetic pace at first, but hit his groove in the 6th and cruised. I hope that it’s a sign of things to come. With C.C. fully operational, the rest of the rotation needs to take his lead and go after it. We’ll see how Millwood looks tonight against the Twins.

Watching the Twins lineup last night got me worried. I think that they’re deeper and have better hitters than the Tribe. Maybe it’s the Tribe’s slow start, or the amazing fact that Mauer is 21 and Morneau is 24, but I’m officially getting worried. Combine that deep lineup with Santana, Radke, J.C. Romero (mini-Johan), and Joe Nathan, and the Indians are really going to have to get hot for a long period of time to turn it around (not to mention the Amazin' Sox).

While in Milwaukee, I hit a Brewers game vs. the Reds. Seeing a game in a domed stadium (the roof was closed) is a weird feeling. You feel like you’re at the IX Center. The sausage race was a pleasure (as usual) and they have PBR on tap (also a pleasure).

Also, while there, I spent one night at a local establishment that was full of plasma TV’s. The NBA Playoffs were on, but at the end of the game, they put on “Back to School” with Rodney Dangerfield on all of the screens (no sound). I glanced over when the better parts of the movie (Kinison, Robert Downey Jr. in full drug stage, Johnny from The Karate Kid as the rival diver) were on, but made sure to catch the final diving meet. As Dangerfield completed his famous dive, I scanned the bar to see if anyone else had just caught the classic moment. Some guy from across the bar saw me and mouthed “Triple Lindy”. I love it. When I mentioned to my brother-in-law the next day that the bar showed “Back to School”, the first thing he said was “Triple Lindy, right?”. Is there anything else like that, where everyone in the world immediately thinks the same thing about some obscure movie?


Anonymous said...

i'm afraid to go back and see if they pulled it out, but since you brought up karate kid, i'd say most people's first thought to that gem is "put him in a body bag johnny"

Anonymous said...

sweep the leg

Cy Slapnicka said...

i was thinking about this, and is karate kid even an obscure movie? i didn't really think so. so i thought long and hard (on nationwide's dime, i might add) about this and really had a hard time coming up with obscure ones. i've come up with two i like, but they aren't really events, but quotes. both are steven seagal flicks, as they provide so many awful qotes that are hilarious.

Under Seige 2 - Casey Ryback (the navy SEAL/ professional cook) during the fight with a bad guy in a kitchen "Nobody beats me in the kitchen." I always think about Dirty Dancing and nobody puts baby in the corner...and a buddy from college who actually quoted this line from dirty dancing. he's never lived it down, and to this day, when his names comes up....i just can't help but think about what a large piece of gay-bait he sounded like.

On Deadly Ground - Stone (bad guy) talking about what a bad ass Steven Seagal's character is, "My guy in D.C. tells me that we are not dealing with a student here, we're dealing with the Professor. Any time the military has an operation that can't fail, they call this guy in to train the troops, OK? He's the kind of guy that would drink a gallon of gasoline so he could piss in your campfire! You could drop this guy off at the Arctic Circle wearing a pair of bikini underwear, without his toothbrush, and tomorrow afternoon he's going to show up at your pool side with a million dollar smile and fist full of pesos. This guy's a professional, you got me?"
This one I love, my buddy and I always quote it when we are talking about what a badass someone is. I would pay good money to hear it quoted during the NFL draft or during someone's HOF induction ceremony. Its just a timeless classic.

But unlike PC, i've never looked longly across the bar, eyes meeting another man of questionable sexuality, and mouthed either of these lines. so i don't know they qualify.

the things i'll do to kill time on friday....