February 28, 2006

Once More With Feeling: I've made a second pass at resolving the server problems that prevented people from making comments. I'm guessing that some people might have wanted to say something in response to the first -- and last -- use of the expression clam shot in SportsFilter history.

posted by rcade to bugs at 10:23 AM - 39 comments

So... this is all crimsonblood's fault. No mercy! I can carry the bag of feathers, but if someone will help me with the heavy buckets of tar, that'd be great.

posted by jerseygirl at 11:10 AM on February 28, 2006

I really, really wanted to talk about the clam shot.

posted by fabulon7 at 11:13 AM on February 28, 2006

Is my clam toast?

posted by danostuporstar at 11:45 AM on February 28, 2006

I really, really wanted to talk about see the clam shot. There, I fixed that for you. Good to see things back up and running again, although I still get the "preview and post buttons actually sitting in the text typing area" for whatever reason.

posted by wfrazerjr at 11:46 AM on February 28, 2006

On preview: Dano, I'm laughing loud enough to get looks from the people in the mall commons. Thanks for that.

posted by wfrazerjr at 11:48 AM on February 28, 2006

rcade, just because we can't come up with a hypothetical situation whereby the use of the term "clam shot" might be appropriate on the front page of Spofi doesn't mean it can't be done. (Something about a bizarre biathlete waterskiing accident, or maybe a photo series of Ozzie Guillen with his mouth closed?) I consider this a personal challenge.

posted by chicobangs at 12:54 PM on February 28, 2006

Hi Tony, Welcome and I'm sorry your having clam issues... Whoa! Toni maybe?!

posted by tselson at 12:56 PM on February 28, 2006

I consider this a personal challenge. Chicobangs if you acomplish that you should win the top award for post of the year on any blog.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 02:14 PM on February 28, 2006

"And, powered by compressed C02, the clam shot out of the mouth of the PVC pipe, travelling over 800 yards to win 2006's Improvised Shellfish Artillery Championship."

posted by cobra! at 04:19 PM on February 28, 2006

"Tiger Woods, fresh from his honeymoon and happy as a clam, shot consecutive rounds of 68 at the Pebble Beach Invitational." See? It's doable.

posted by chicobangs at 05:03 PM on February 28, 2006

Funniest thing about that post by crimsonblood is that it's the only thing he/she ever contributed to SpoFi and he/she has been a member for like 9 months. That is fantastic -- talk about waiting for your opportunity.

posted by holden at 05:25 PM on February 28, 2006

Yes but then we would have to do a scientific study to find out how happy clams really are to prove whether your statement is true or not. But since it hasn't happened yet, I'll challenge you to use clam shot with no characters, symbols, ect. in between the two words.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 05:54 PM on February 28, 2006

Ying Yang Mafia has challenged me to use clam shot without any characters, symbols or stuff like that in between the words. ta da

posted by gspm at 05:56 PM on February 28, 2006

Whatever. That 'clam shot' FPP is pure gold. That is outstandingly offensive and funny. It's the guy from Slap Shot - whashisname, you know, the really dirty deviant guy - "Here's to all that beautiful snatch in FLA." Genius.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 09:31 PM on February 28, 2006

JY Clam shot a 54 at the disc golf course on Saturday.

posted by holden at 11:08 PM on February 28, 2006

"Ted Williams hauled in a record bass using a Clam Shot Sinker Kit." "Bode blames performance on bad Clam Shot." "Chad Hedrick won't eat seafood: 'A Clam Shot My Great-Grandma'"

posted by BullpenPro at 11:11 PM on February 28, 2006

See? When you dream big, anything is possible. Carpe Peloris!

posted by chicobangs at 11:58 PM on February 28, 2006

It's the guy from Slap Shot - whashisname Moe. "They oughtta cut those outfits higher on the thigh." "You make me sick when you speak, Maurice."

posted by yerfatma at 06:19 AM on March 01, 2006

Ah, Moe, my favorite character from "Slapshot". His line about moving south with the Chiefs is maybe the crassest thing ever put on film. "I'm gonna get me some snatch by the pool."

posted by wfrazerjr at 11:41 AM on March 01, 2006

OK, that settled it for me. I was gonna order the Slapshot DVD (I've only ever seen it in French, which is hilarious too) + Baseball Prospectus 2006, but it seems BP2006 is not shipping yet, and Amazon.ca tells me it "usually ships within 4 to 6 weeks". That will arrive too late, fellas. So where do you Canucks usually buy it? Amazon.com? Another Canadian online store? I'm looking at you, grum.

posted by qbert72 at 12:29 PM on March 01, 2006

Slap Shot? We Canucks don't buy it. A copy is mailed to us with our birth certificate.

posted by fabulon7 at 12:55 PM on March 01, 2006

Yeah! It's a shame that we couldn't make this movie ourselves, though. Men with brooms? Is that the best we've got?

posted by qbert72 at 01:03 PM on March 01, 2006

Oh, and I was talking about where to buy Baseball Prospectus, not Slapshot. If anyone can give me a hint, thanks in advance. And sorry for turning this into Ask SpoFi. Back to your regularly scheduled "clam shot" tour de forces in a bit. Hey, I just did it. That was easy.

posted by qbert72 at 01:08 PM on March 01, 2006

BP for sale. Under $12 at Amazon.com.

posted by yerfatma at 01:52 PM on March 01, 2006

Thanks yerfatma. I know about Amazon.com, which has more useful shipping info than Amazon.ca. Since I'm in Canada, I'd have to pay extra shipping, and customs and taxes, which do add up. Was wondering if I had a Canadian option...

posted by qbert72 at 02:01 PM on March 01, 2006

qbert -- At least in big cities in the U.S. (I have bought copies in Baltimore and Chicago), the big booksellers (Borders, Barnes & Noble) carry BP.

posted by holden at 02:06 PM on March 01, 2006

Chapters/Indigo, Q - that's the only other one I can think of. I think you'll find though that if Amazon is 4-6 weeks, so will everyone else be, too. (I used to work for Chapters Online and 4-6 weeks is code for "They have to make more and ship them". More like 10 weeks +.)

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 02:55 PM on March 01, 2006

I don't know of any Canadian option for BP other than Amazon.ca and Chapters. My friend and I usually order it from there, but since it's his turn, he might be going through Amazon.com if .ca is dragging their heels. I've pretty much resigned myself to not getting the book before my spring draft. That said, it's still a great read and something I look forward to every year. If anything, it helps with mid-season trades for prospects.

posted by grum@work at 04:35 PM on March 01, 2006

OK, thank you very much, guys! As for "clam shot", it's done. Congrats, BullpenPro!

posted by qbert72 at 04:40 PM on March 01, 2006

I recently ordered a (new and recently released) book from Amazon.ca that promised a 4 week wait (which surprised me since the book was out and I had seen it in an Indigo for about 40% more than the Amazon price) and it came pretty much the next week. Of course that means nothing for a different, and as yet unmade, order but it did happen like that.

posted by gspm at 07:50 PM on March 01, 2006

I ordered something from Amazon.ca once and the book made it down here to North Carolina in no time. I was very happy with them.

posted by NoMich at 08:25 PM on March 01, 2006

Now I'm all thirsty for Clamato!

posted by The_Black_Hand at 08:11 AM on March 02, 2006

In defence of Amazon.ca, I've had only one bad order out of 20+ that I've made through them, and that was 2 years ago. I've ordered stuff on a Saturday night and it's arrived in my mailbox by Tuesday at noon, so if the book gets shipped, it's pretty much there within 2 business days for me (regular shipping). To supplement my baseball draft knowledge, I always pick up a copy of Baseball Forecaster in December. Not as much description for each player, but they have a fantastic statistical breakdown of the players (explained in detail) and they've been almost rock-solid for pitcher predictions.

posted by grum@work at 09:16 AM on March 02, 2006

Congrats, BullpenPro! Thanks, qbert72. In a related story, contributions are now being accepted to the fund to finance my upcoming Spo-Fi eviction. Or repairs to my hide when rcade gets done with me.

posted by BullpenPro at 01:01 PM on March 02, 2006

I'd stay away from jerseygirl as she seems ready and willing to tar and feather users of the phrase "clam shot."

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 02:10 PM on March 02, 2006

Since my initial inquiry, BP 2006 has been moved to "Usually ships within 24 hours" on Indigo.ca, so I ordered there. Thanks everyone for your advice!

posted by qbert72 at 12:28 PM on March 03, 2006

I checked and spofi is #2 and 3 (or 2a and 2b) on the google search for clam shot now. behind a recipe for a drink containing Rolling Rock Beer, cocktail sauce, and a clam.

posted by gspm at 12:55 PM on March 04, 2006

a recipe for a drink containing Rolling Rock Beer, cocktail sauce, and a clam Being vegetarian now I won't be able to check for myself but that sure a heck sounds so nasty as to be only drank on a bet after someone's already had more than their limit.

posted by billsaysthis at 04:37 PM on March 04, 2006

Updating my personal story: Baseball Prospectus 2006 arrived yesterday, just in time for careful studying. Thanks Indigo!

posted by qbert72 at 10:25 PM on March 10, 2006

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