November 03, 2004

Rally beers: I've got a new appreciation for baseball, though this equates the game with bowling, darts, etc. Is this akin to hockey's Sudafed issue, or is it an issue at all?

posted by garfield to baseball at 03:04 PM - 15 comments

". . . put some brandy or cognac in their dip before games." Delicious! I can't imagine why the fine folks at Gran Marnier aren't targeting that demo.

posted by yerfatma at 03:50 PM on November 03

because its pass McCrae the copenhagen and courvoisier... I don't comprehend that mixture at all. They should have asked David Wells, he's an expert, right?

posted by chris2sy at 04:11 PM on November 03

I'm beginning to think that possessing a brain is a shortcoming for a baseball player.

posted by dusted at 04:16 PM on November 03

hey its not like he said they threw a no hitter on acid, like Dock Ellis

posted by chris2sy at 04:24 PM on November 03

Reading this just reminded me that some of my buddies in highschool used to soak their dip with whatever hard liquor was available from their parents liquor cabinet. Now I'm waiting for some pony league baseball team to get busted for this.

posted by usfbull at 08:28 PM on November 03

Who cares? What we're talking about here is really neither performance-enhancing nor performance-detracting. What the players want to do in their locker room before the game or between innings really isn't any of my business. What's next--some players might go for a quick wank to relieve stress?

posted by kjh at 02:49 AM on November 04

soak their dip with whatever hard liquor was available from their parents liquor cabinet I definitely remember that activity. Whether it actually added to the buzz from dip, I don't know but it sure seemed too. I remember using jim beam...I wish we had some Gran Marnier though.

posted by YukonGold at 07:29 AM on November 04

Jack Daniels was the chew dip of choice at my high school. I only grabbed the BeechNut loose leaf, and then very rarely. I especially wasn't interested after falling off the back of a stool with a mouthful of Kodiak, swallowing it and then puking it out the third-story window of the biology lab.

posted by wfrazerjr at 09:16 AM on November 04

alcohol has been known to be a performance enhancement in archery. we call it a "group tightener" or "aiming fluid". you don't want to go overboard though. shooting a bow whilst drunk is neither fun nor funny.

posted by goddam at 11:24 AM on November 04

My guess is a shot of the bourbon could take the shake out a person. I know I'm often more relaxed between drinks number 1 and 4.

posted by rocketman at 11:32 AM on November 04

shooting a bow whilst drunk is neither fun nor funny a recent personal experiment of this type yielded fun and funny results. consumption of scotch and cigars is recommended. please note: results may vary, and or, suck.

posted by garfield at 12:12 PM on November 04

Shades of Garden State. /tugs ear

posted by yerfatma at 01:27 PM on November 04

i still gotta see that.

posted by garfield at 02:02 PM on November 04

Most musicians know that a few drinks can have a very beneficial effect on performance anxiety. I think it's like they say in baseball: "No brain, no problem."

posted by alex_reno at 05:19 PM on November 05

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