Friday, October 19, 2007

The Boss as your Ace...

So if Bruce Springsteen was the ace of your pitching staff, what would his record be during a season? I gotta give him 20-5 record for sure. He just won't fail you. He's gutty, hard working and always takes the ball..
You can always count count on Bruce, yes. I decided to download the one CD I have of him on my ipod and as I'm listening to the songs I couldn't help but think of the daily life we, hard working Americans, have to go through every day.... Without doubt, he is the Boss.

You can count on him to deliver every time. His songs remind me of my brother, my family, my hometown in Peru and in the messed up but beautiful New Jersey... no, I don't miss it that much- These songs make me feel happy and sad at the same time, they make you get in the convertible you don't have and drive, drive until you get nowhere. I've done that before, it feels good. It's intense, man. Thanks for that, Bruce.

I don't know what it's like to be Born in the USA, but I have a pretty good idea.
Thanks again, Bruce. Keep on rocking!
I bet you he would of done a hell of a lot better than Glavine in the last game of the season.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Peruvian Gastronomy. Offseason Edition.

So this past July was my best fishing season ever. Bass were as sexy and abundant as ever, and I was bringing them in like there was no tomorrow. Not to mention that I had the best time with my father and brother-in-law. I mean, we just didn't want to leave Black Lake .

My father in-law was gracious enough to fillet some of the crappies, blue gills and bass we caught. He's the best.

The fillets have been in the freezer for over two months now and I think it was time for me to make a meal out of them.

I started with Ceviche. A dish that no peruvian can live without.

To make a quick version of Ceviche you need:

Raw fish chopped in pieces. 1/2 in squares should do just fine.

Lemon juice (3-4 Lemons).

Hot peppers. I used habaneros today. Careful, don't put your hands on your face after cleaning or chopping the peppers. You think the Mets collapse was paiful, you don't know the half of it.

Chopped fresh parsley.

Thinly sliced red onions.

Salt and pepper to taste.

Now all you have to do is mix up the ingredients and let it sit for a few minutes.
A more traditional Ceviche will have peeled boiled potatoes and sweet potatoes sliced in half. Corn on the cob and a side of warm white rice.

If you are freaking out about eating raw fish, don't worry the lemon juice will cook the fish. Just like the Marlins cooked the Mets. Easy.

Well, the ceviche was done and it looked good but I had 2lbs of fish left.

Fish fry anyone?

Do I have to explain how to do that?



Make sure the fish is nice and clean.


Get some foil aluminum paper, you know the type the foils like Glavine. Spread some seasoned bread crumbs on it. Place fillets on bread crumbs and start frying my friend.

and finally, D.

Eat up and share.

Buen apetito!

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Your 2008 Mets

Alright, here's my x-mas wish list for this off season and God knows I've been a good boy.

Pitching Rotation:

Johan Santana
Pedro Martinez
Oliver Perez
John Maine
Phillip Humber


Jorge Sosa
Juan Padilla
Duaner Sanchez
Scott Linebrink
Billy Wagner


C Paul LoDuca
1b Adan Dunn
2b Luis Castillo
SS Jose Reyes
3b David "The Stud" Wright


LF Moises Alou
RF Lastings Milledge
CF Carlos Beltran


Marlon Anderson
Endy Chavez
Shawn Green
Ruben Gotay
Ramon "bucket head" Castro

Oh yeah, before I forget...can we trade for some HUSTLE too??

Now, what's Omar going to give up to get Santana, let's start with Heilman, Pelfrey and, I hate to do this but, Carlos Gomez. In giving up Gomez the Mets must make sure they'll sign Santana to a long term deal. I can see Gomez become a triples machine in Minnesota.

Check out the 2008 Free Agents

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Go to Hell Skip Caray

9/26/2007 From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Skip Caray:

"It hurt my feelings, and I'm mad at myself for thinking there was any loyalty left in this business," Caray, the longtime Atlanta Braves broadcaster, said in an interview Wednesday. "I should have known better."They can do whatever they want to do," Caray said, "but I've done a lot of good work for these people, and it's hurtful that they apparently don't think I can do good work anymore."..."I feel like I can do a better job than a tennis announcer or a football-basketball announcer," Skip Caray said. "I'm not knocking Ted Robinson and Dick Stockton, but point of fact is they don't do baseball anymore and I'm there every day."

So you go off by singing "beat the Mets" on the last Braves game because TBS pushed you aside? It must feel awful to know that your father was better than you and your son is better than you.

That's too bad Skippy.... Your professionalism was as good as Tom Glavine's last game as a met.

(By the way, the video in no longer available in youtube)