4.2 - A’s Kickin’

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Was watching the Dbacks kick the shit out of the Yankees (while wearing my Ortiz jersey) so couldn’t watch. What did Cora do that caused all the praise?
Lots of things, but the key was double switching McGuire in when Winckowski came on to pitch so that Winck would not have to hit in order to pitch a second inning.
 

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You know, the catch by Rafaela will deservedly be the feature in the highlight package from this game, but Raffy’s play on the bunt that led off the bottom of the 10th was absolutely huge.
 

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Waking up to post this

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And it looks like I have a bunch of good things to catch up on.
 

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What's this potato sticks business?
JTB says they are popular in Brazil. I was skeptical. Well, not quite skeptical but a mix of intrigued and suspicious. He said you would set us straight.

Edit — or did you mean why are we discussing them in game threads? That is probably a question better addressed to my therapist.
 

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JTB says they are popular in Brazil. I was skeptical. Well, not quite skeptical but a mix of intrigued and suspicious. He said you would set us straight.

Edit — or did you mean why are we discussing them in game threads? That is probably a question better addressed to my therapist.
If 'potato sticks' means french fries, it's at least as popular as it is over there, I guess. We might eat it in more occasions - a big plate of fries is a popular thing to get at a bar, for example. It's a common side for meals; the "default" Brazilian lunch at popular restaurants for workers is rice - beans - protein - fries - leafy greens.
 

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If 'potato sticks' means french fries, it's at least as popular as it is over there, I guess. We might eat it in more occasions - a big plate of fries is a popular thing to get at a bar, for example. It's a common side for meals; the "default" Brazilian lunch at popular restaurants for workers is rice - beans - protein - fries - leafy greens.
They are hard crunchy salted sticks, like a very thick potato toothpick. They are sort of the bad brother of French fries and the evil cousin of potato chips. They were a common lunch snack in the 1980s and an early vending machine favorite, but disappeared.

This caused me to ask what happened to them, as one does. JTB says they are used in Brazilian dishes, though now I am getting the vibe this may be regional. It is after all a very big country. Here is a link:

https://www.utzsnacks.com/products/utz-potato-stix-original-potato-sticks?variant=40386917957676
 

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If 'potato sticks' means french fries, it's at least as popular as it is over there, I guess. We might eat it in more occasions - a big plate of fries is a popular thing to get at a bar, for example. It's a common side for meals; the "default" Brazilian lunch at popular restaurants for workers is rice - beans - protein - fries - leafy greens.
It was referring to the classic potato sticks that are used for various dishes in Brazil, such as stroganoff. For instance:

https://sonsofsamhorn.net/index.php?threads/4-2-as-kickin.42237/page-6#post-6053135
In Brazil, stroganoff is often made with beef, chicken or shrimp, but with a tomato base, and heavy cream instead of sour cream. The biggest difference is in the accompaniments: The stew is served with rice and topped with crispy potato sticks. Do not omit the crunchy potato; it may be a garnish, but it is essential.
These are the type of sticks, for a visual reference
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Good news! Cheapskate Fisher paid everyone's greens' fees. The bad news...he wont pay for travel.
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That's funny! Since they're still posting about potato sticks, a Pebble Beach story. We'd just moved to NorCal and I was on the job and my buddy who'd moved out here about the same time called me at work and said you have to call in sick tomorrow. How come? Pebble is going from $25 to $75 for 18 holes non-member green fees in a couple days. So, we did it. I think I was 1-2 shots over par after 6 holes and then we got to the ocean holes. Ate me up, but what a marvelous GC, of course. Got to play there a few more times over the years in company sponsored tournaments.

Now somebody can growl "there's a new gamethread you know!"
 

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Instead of using potatoes, a local sandwich place matchsticks manchego cheese then somehow crispifies it and uses it as topping on roast beef.

It is awesome.