Saturday, June 27, 2009
Friday, June 05, 2009
We're back and coming off a recent loss last Tuesday dropping our season total to +200 capps. Today we're placing our third betting on Micah "Payings" Owing and the Reds at +40 versus the Cubbies. Owings always seems to be a home underdog and we always seem to bet on him. We're 1-1 and +40 when betting Owings so far this season.
Monday, June 01, 2009
Penne a la Vodka
1 - 2 tbs of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
4 cloves minced garlic (more or less depending on you)
1 small onion finely diced
1 15 oz. can whole peeled tomatoes
1 15 oz. can of tomato sauce
1/3 - 1/2 cup of vodka
1/2 cup cream or milk
1/2 pack of frozen peas
some thyme, basil, and parsley (fresh if available)
salt (kosher or sea) and pepper to taste
2/3 box of penne
Fill pot with water and put to a flame. Cover and bring to a rolling boil.
Heat extra virgin olive oil at medium in large saute pan.
When oil is hot drop in onion and garlic. Saute until onion is soft.
Add some salt and pepper. Don't burn the garlic.
When garlic and onion are soft and not burned add the vodka. Cook until the vodka reduces.
Cut ends off the whole peel tomatoes and remove seeds. Dice up the tomatoes and add to pan.
When diced tomatoes cook for a minute or two add the can of sauce.
Chop three leaves of basil and a few sprigs of thyme and add to sauce along with some salt and pepper to your liking.
Fresh herbs bring the best taste. In this economy we're growing herbs in our window sill.
Simmer the sauce for a bit to thicken up slightly
When water is boiling salt the water and add the pasta. Cook pasta to el dente
Add peas to the sauce. When peas get to be a bright green add the milk or cream. Stir in peas and milk/cream.
Add pasta to pan, stir it in, and finish cooking the pasta to tendernes of your choice.
Add fresh and chopped parsley, stir in and plate
Top with shredded Parmigiana Reggiana or in this can Romano cheese.
Yesterday, we bet the Giants and...won! Damn straight. The lively bat of 76-year-old third baseman Rich Aurilia helped to sink the St. Louis Cardinals 5 - 3. The win payed out 150 doubling our season total which now stands at +300 after 14 wagers.
The season is a grind, and we could sure use a scheduled off day, but we do this for you. Today's abbreviated schedule is a nightmare (pitching form below), but we like the Rockies at +140 to take down Oswalt and the 'Stros. 100 capps on The Mighty Purple and Black.
Sorry, short FBB today, but we'll be posting later.
Sunday, May 31, 2009
Home teams should win games that go to extra innings. Home teams should win games they are leading 3 - 0 after 8 innings. Brain Fuentes, despite his league leading 13 saves, should not be a major league closer. I should be 120 fake dollars richer. These things did not happen last night and the Mariners won the game 4 - 3 in 10 innings. Fuentes's futility chipped 100 capps from our winnings, dropping us to +150 after 13 wagers.
Today we're taking the home-dog Giants at +150 against the Cards. 100 capps on San Fran.
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Last night we went to a seafood restaurant with our wife, Jodi. We shared a dozen oysters, she got a lobster roll and glass of white wine, and we had the flounder fish tacos and two Victory Pilsners (not at once). The lobster roll was "Market Price" so we figured 25 - 35 dollars for the roll. However, this restaurant is known for their delicious lobster rolls and is parked right in the West Village so any price could have been expected. When we got our bill it came to 133 dollars, $60 of which accounted for the lobster roll. We laughed in disbelief, shook our heads, talked about how this dinner was more expensive than our recent anniversary meal, paid the bill, and left. Shit we thought, New York Fucking City.
Friday, May 29, 2009
With topical nineties pop culture references as post headers the last two days it's a wonder more people don't read this blog. Before you know it we'll be writing "What Is The Deal With Danny Haren?" headlines and Hoop will come barreling through the door looking for his Cubans. But in the meantime, don't have a cow, and certainly don't steal my sunshine because we are on a three game winning streak.
Thursday, May 28, 2009
...Because it's Bad Boy for life! What, Puff Daddy's the greatest, maybe second greatest rapper of all time? I digress. I'm cranking the late 1990's early 2K shit-hop because we are on what is known in betting circles as a "winning streak." I'll tell you what, the sky maybe overcast this morning but every stratus cloud glistens with sliver.