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Thursday, June 28, 2007

Taken Out to the Ballgame

posted by on June 28 at 15:10 PM

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Baseball and rock ‘n’ roll—as American as cocaine and hookers.

Many thanks to the fine folks at Barsuk Records (which is the next Sub Pop, don’tcha know, according to the Times) for sponsoring a day out at SafeCo Field yesterday. I joined label publicist Ever Kipp and several other full-time Barsukers, as well rockers Dave Terry, John Roderick, Heather Minton, and Phil Wandscher of the Sweet Hereafter, for what turned out to be a terrific game on a beautiful afternoon. Many beers were drank, many hotdogs were devoured, and a few crotch-waves were attempted. And hey, the Ms won in the 11th to sweep Boston in a three-game series! Go Mariners!

It was my first trip to SafeCo—what a great stadium. The view of the downtown skyline from behind first was sweet, but even better was the little nip of the Olympic Mountains that you get from the outfield bleachers.

I realized yesterday that baseball, to me, is all about sauerkraut.

That is, baseball comes down to eating hot dogs and hot dogs come down to sauerkraut, so really, when I think baseball, I think sauerkraut. Yeah.

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Ever Kip and an armored Segway, cruising the halls of SafeCo: weird.

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Mmmmm...David Terry.

Posted by dj girth | June 28, 2007 3:42 PM
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That nasty stench you smelled at the ballpark yesterday was Alberto Gonzales.

Posted by DOUG. | June 28, 2007 4:26 PM
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JZ, if you worked on your change up, you could get in there. Your curve, screw ball, and fast ball are all there. But that change up, they'll knock that thing to Bainbridge Is.

It would go something like this -

"Now pitching, number 48, Jonathan... Zwickel." Crowd goes wild. I don't know if 48 works. What # would you be?

Posted by trent moorman | June 28, 2007 5:37 PM
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"Many beers were drunk," even though that comes with added ambiguity. That's what you get for using the passive.

Posted by Chris | June 28, 2007 11:34 PM
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Where? Kiwanis? rocks my ass off! Go Heather!

Posted by TheMexican | June 29, 2007 9:49 AM
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The important question, Trent, is what would JZ's at bat music be?

Posted by Eric Grandy | June 29, 2007 9:57 AM
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Somethng by Battles. And they would play the entire song everytime he came up. And turn it way up.

People would be confused at first, then after the 4th time listening through at high Safeco volume, even the soccer Mom's would be like, "Damn, these guys are good."

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