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Another Notch on My “No Hitter Buddy” Belt Buckle

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on June 26, 2014

Like many Giants fans, I was at work during Timmy’s masterpiece. In the 6th inning I started rummaging around for that old radio I used to listen to the NLDC game vs Cincinnati in 2012. I couldn’t find it. Had a co-worker bring a radio in. It didn’t work.

So I called on the only other reasonable option I could think of:  I left work.

I bee lined it to the closest bar about 2 miles away: The Dutch Goose in Menlo Park. They’re known for their deviled eggs which are devilishly delicious. I got to the Goose in record time but was devastated to discover that every single tv had the stupid World Cup game on. I tried to explain to a worker about the pending Timmy no no but there was a bit of a language barrier and I don’t think he cared much about baseball anyway.

I left the Goose but not before powering down this:

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Not wanting to risk going to another establishment where my pull was limited, I headed across town to my buddy’s bar in Los Altos. Thankfully, it was the bottom of the 7th (a long inning) so I made it in time for the top of the 8th. As I enter I realized all was right with the world as every single tv had the Giants game on. No pull necessary except the bar stool I *pulled* out.

There weren’t a ton of people there so I had to make small talk with the patrons. Normally I hate that shit but all 6 of us had the commonality of the game so it wasn’t totally irritating. We made a few $1 side wagers. We promised to each slam a beer, in unison, if Timmy finished the Pads off. We never followed through on that promise….

After Timmy got the final out and we’d finished high fiving each other, one of the guys declared us “No hitter buddies!” I was in a reflective moment, and, quietly to myself, declared that kind of a gay thing to say. :)  But it got me to thinking, I can remember everything about the other 6 Giants no hitters that I watched (or in the Count’s case, listened to). I remember who I was with, what we were eating, the color of the walls.

Around 4pm we all wandered away from the bar, and each other, likely forever. Six brand new no hitter buddies, off to live the rest of  their lives separately, but bonded forever…….

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  1. zumiee said, on June 27, 2014 at 5:18 pm

    From a recent trip to the library, I snagged that book about Wilt’s 100 point game that one of the Flappers recommended (Willie maybe?), and the new Pete Rose biography, by Kostya Kennedy. Pete’s not a very likable guy, but I’m a big fan of Kennedy’s baseball writing, so I expect the book to be well-written and pretty interesting.
    I’m currently reading an historical novel by Bernard Cornwell. It’s about a British soldier serving in India in 1799. The character’s name is Richard Sharpe, and Cornwell has a whole series of Sharpe’s adventures in India, and then later in the wars vs. Napoleon. This is the second book I’ve read in the series. I don’t know how many of them I’ll read. I haven’t read a “series” in a while, and it’s kind of fun to do that once in a while.

  2. snarkk said, on June 27, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    Cueto going tonight does not bode well for scoring runs. Not sure we can count on him hurting himself again early in the game like he did in the playoffs against the Giants…

  3. zumiee said, on June 27, 2014 at 5:42 pm

    New thread posted: Game Time thread.

  4. zumiee said, on June 27, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    200th comment. :)


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