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2008-10-23 14:22
by Cliff Corcoran

The Phillies were supposed to win Game 1 last night behind Cole Hamels, and they did. The Rays are supposed to win Game 2 tonight behind James Shields to salvage a split at home. Result pending. My preview is up on

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2008-10-23 15:24:28
1.   Zack
I'm thinking another relatively close Phillies win, but I thought from the start the Phils would win in 5...
2008-10-23 17:40:41
2.   Shaun P
1 And I thought, with just one comment so far, it had to be thealarmis!

I imagine the TB bats wake up tonight, but I have no objective evidence to base that on. In any case, a Tampa win evens the Serious and makes it more likely to go the full 7 games, so that's what I'm pulling for.

2008-10-23 17:47:23
3.   Mr OK Jazz TOKYO
Game Two a must win
big Game James"can he step up?
James Worthy, high praise..
2008-10-23 18:14:36
4.   OldYanksFan
It is in the stars
Destiny will have it's way
Rays will get their rings.
2008-10-23 18:45:40
5.   Mr OK Jazz TOKYO
Banter still quiet
OYF and I alone
Baseball, our solace
2008-10-23 19:15:36
6.   thelarmis

just got home from gig
stayed late to talk with hot blonde
tampa bay will win

2008-10-23 19:19:16
7.   thelarmis
bobby hutcherson
freddie hubbard hank mobley
blue note fucking rules
2008-10-23 19:19:51
8.   thelarmis
joe buck is a tool
timothy mccarver sucks
fire joe morgan
2008-10-23 19:21:08
9.   thelarmis
2 it's only me when there's at least 4 or 5 posts in a row - it's my trademark! ; )
2008-10-23 19:25:36
10.   Just fair
Wife loves the E.R.
Rotting brain thinks about score
flips channel, hears yell
2008-10-23 19:28:30
11.   OldYanksFan
A Jew and a Jap?
A horny drummer as well
Such diversity!
2008-10-23 19:29:00
12.   thelarmis
10 that's friggin' awesome, dude! : )

4-zip Rays, bottom 6. shields is out. wheeler faced feliz, price warming in pen...

2008-10-23 19:30:00
13.   OldYanksFan
No I'm NOT racist!
Counting fucking syllables!
No offense is meant!
2008-10-23 19:30:34
14.   thelarmis
11 2 jews! and i don't think mr. jazz tokyo is japanese, i think it's just his wife, but i could be wrong. that happens a lot. an awful lot...
2008-10-23 19:32:53
15.   thelarmis
13 i feel like a moron sitting here counting syllables on my digits! but haiku's are fun! they were having a haiku contest at the local asian noodle house recently. i didn't take part, but that restaurant is frickin' amazing!
2008-10-23 19:33:34
16.   thelarmis
banter comes alive
syllable counting is fun
asian noodle house
2008-10-23 19:33:48
17.   OldYanksFan
2 Jews? Well then... since you were hitting on a blond...
Do you know the difference between Jewish women and gentile women?
2008-10-23 19:36:57
18.   thelarmis
OYF - it's funny, the whole 5-7-5 thing is so rhythmic. frank zappa is a major hero of mine. i study the hell outta cross-rhythms. in fact, i'm finishing up my solo percussion cd right now and there are TONS of 5's & 7's in there! : )

most of those rhythms are subdivided as 1-2 1-2-3 or 1-2 1-2 1-2-3

2008-10-23 19:38:28
19.   Mr OK Jazz TOKYO
14 Hahahahah!! staying late to hit on the hot blonde is an acceptable excuse for missing the game! can't get enough of Blue Note either!

and nope, am not Japanese, Brooklyn born and bred. (Though been here to long now I can't fathom how anyone could wear their shoes in the house back home..filthy habit)

OYF...2 Jews and a Muslim (me by birth)..sounds like another punchline waiting to happen!

2008-10-23 19:38:38
20.   thelarmis
17 ooh, i know this is a joke. i don't know the punchline. but in all seriousness, i always go for the goy... : )
2008-10-23 19:41:03
21.   Just fair
Trop's bells ring untrue
Brotherly love, nature's air
Cracked bell, bye catwalks
2008-10-23 19:42:18
22.   thelarmis
19 i'll tell you the story behind me staying late if i ever get around to emailing you offline...

would you believe the place was playing some college football game? ugh. i guess 'coz it was on espn. i saw the rays go up 1-0, on the bottom line. for some reason, i get yankee am radio here in my car a tiny bit but can't get espn radio at all. i came home just as the safety squeeze made it 4-nuthin'...

yeah, there's definitely a punchline in there! wish sliced bread was around...

2008-10-23 19:43:45
23.   thelarmis
21 sun ra was once asked why he moved to philadelphia at a point. he said, "i gotta fix the crack in the liberty bell!" or something to that effect...
2008-10-23 19:45:46
24.   OldYanksFan
18 I may be wrong, but I think YES has done some stuff in 7?
And since you ask....
Gentile women have REAL orgasms and FAKE jewelry!
2008-10-23 19:48:03
25.   OldYanksFan
William... are you lurking in the shadows?
2008-10-23 19:50:56
26.   thelarmis
24 oh, of course, YES has stuff in 7! so do the beatles and alice in chains, for that matter. 7, more specifically 7/8, is my very favorite time signature. but the "5's" & "7's" i speak of, are a different matter entirely - i'm talking about "cross-rhythms", which is a pretty advanced concept. i adore them! : )

yes, i can attest to that punchline! definitely the way to go, as far as i'm concerned. my brother did well and my mom is happy, so i can follow what i chase...

here's the kid. price vs. utley

2008-10-23 19:53:14
27.   Mr OK Jazz TOKYO
26 you know "Vital Transformation" off the first Mahavishnu Orchestra album? what time is that in? Billy Cobham was just SICK on that track!
2008-10-23 19:53:51
28.   Just fair
23 I never heard of Sun Ra until I googled him, but the name brought to mind this scene which always puts a smile on my face.
Yes, I know, golf has nothing to do with jazz. : )
2008-10-23 19:57:13
29.   thelarmis
27 it's in 9/8. it's an amazing track. my favorite drummer, steve smith, named his fusion group partially after that track - Vital Information.

cobham rules on that! my old fusion trio is supposed to have a reunion next spring. if so, for the 1st set, we're adding the bass player from my jazz trio and a violinist, and we're re-enacting Inner Mounting Flame, in it's entirety for a live cd/dvd release. i'll let you know if it comes to fruition...

2008-10-23 19:57:25
30.   OldYanksFan
Price is the real deal.
And Cobham is a monster.
When I saw him live, I was just stunned.
2008-10-23 19:59:21
31.   OldYanksFan
thelarmis - being from the south, do you remember a band (one of my favorites) named Sanford/Townsend?

Another great band that just disappeared was 'Lighthouse'.

2008-10-23 20:01:43
32.   Mr OK Jazz TOKYO
29 definately let me know if that happens..

30 have never seen Cobham in concert! only people i'd put ahead of him are Elvin Jones and the too-hastily-departed Tony Williams. Tony played with Miles when he was 16!!

2008-10-23 20:02:52
33.   thelarmis
i like your 'odd' version of haiku:

5, 7, 9

would make a cool King Crimson tune! : )

2008-10-23 20:03:17
34.   thelarmis
good lord, that's a huge thing of chew in bossman's mouth...
2008-10-23 20:04:26
35.   thelarmis
32 i've seen cobham in concert a coupla times and in clinic. i've met him twice, also.

tony played w/ jackie mclean even before miles. i miss him everyday...

2008-10-23 20:06:26
36.   thelarmis
31 i'm from Queens, dude! i moved down here after Grad School, 'coz i got a gig based down here. been here a long time by now though... (12 years).

nope, i don't know either of those bands, sorry. there were some big bands from this area that i had never heard of til i moved here. ie: atlanta rhythm section, mother's finest, the outlaws... reminds me of the Good Rats from Long Island...

2008-10-23 20:07:29
37.   thelarmis
wow, BJ grounds into another DP. he'd probably run faster if he got rid of that giant wad of tobacco in his mouth. that shit is just incredibly disgusting. ick!
2008-10-23 20:13:46
38.   Shaun P
6 9 Completely understandable.

Now that my work is almost done, I can focus more on what's going on in this game . . .

11 14 19 I stink at haiku, but I guess I'm the resident Catholic tonight, so OYF, if you've got any "two Jews, a Muslim, and a Catholic were in a bar" type jokes, now's the time to break them out! =)

I'm shocked Maddon is leaving Price in. But hey, good for him.

2008-10-23 20:16:24
39.   Shaun P
38 In retrospect, just fair and Zack were here too, but I don't know where they fall - so OYF, if we find out, you can expand the punchline!

Meantime Price gets the two guys who hit lefties really well, and now faces . . . wow, Eric Bruntlett!

That's why I was surprised Maddon left Price in.

2008-10-23 20:26:48
40.   OldYanksFan
Check it out!
Everybody knows this tune.
Nobody knows who did it.
Same here.

Classic early 70's rock!

2008-10-23 20:26:48
41.   thelarmis
38 i don't think i ever tried a haiku til last nite! go ahead and try one, they're fun! : )

muslim in japan
2 jews and a catholic
waiting for punchline

2008-10-23 20:26:57
42.   Just fair
39 Never spent time in a non-catholic school until I taught in one after college. But I've been known to let out a good Oy every now and again. So there ya' go. : )
2008-10-23 20:28:48
43.   thelarmis
38 resident catholic = "token goy"! : )

damn, ruiz having the game of his life. i hope bruntlett got his homerun ball that was thrown back. rollins is due...

2008-10-23 20:29:38
44.   thelarmis
rollins should be on first. bad call...
2008-10-23 20:30:46
45.   thelarmis
holy hot! everyone see that blonde clapping w/ her hands above her head? mmmm... : )
2008-10-23 20:32:39
46.   OldYanksFan
In India, the Cow is considered sacred.
India is 15% Muslim. Do Muslims consider the Cow sacred?
I got a Jewish Rabbi/Indian Holy man joke...
2008-10-23 20:33:12
47.   thelarmis
ruiz has been hustling like crazy tonite! rollins should be on 3rd with 1 out...
2008-10-23 20:33:23
48.   Shaun P
41 42 43 So that haiku should now read:

Muslim in Japan
Two Jews and two token goys
waiting for punchline


Boy, Price is something. I'm kinda surprised he's still in there, though. I guess it doesn't hurt that his next two batters (if it goes that far) are lefties. And Howard can't hit lefties, though Utley can.

2008-10-23 20:33:23
49.   Just fair
Priest, Rabbi, Pastor
An Altar, Hopa, Pulpit
Those aren't buoy's
2008-10-23 20:34:56
50.   OldYanksFan
thelarmis - check out:
And tell me if you have heard it before.
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2008-10-23 20:35:24
51.   thelarmis
46 oh, sacred moo! i never saw a moo until i was 17 years old - i'm definitely NOT from the south! : )
2008-10-23 20:38:37
52.   thelarmis
50 i'm listening right now. i don't think i've ever heard it before. it's a really great tune, man! i played in a group that did a lot of this style, but i'm not familiar with this one, sorry... great feel to it!
2008-10-23 20:39:41
53.   thelarmis
ken rosenthal is a freaking midget. oy yoy yoy!

um, touching his jersey is considered HBP, kid! he'll learn...

2008-10-23 20:41:05
54.   OldYanksFan
Where in Queens you from?
2008-10-23 20:45:09
55.   thelarmis
54 i'm from far rockaway. i was born there and lived there til i was 8. went to a yeshiva til middle of 3rd grade. then, i moved to right over the border into long island, by JFK. off to penn state for college, then down here to atlanta. it's really great down here! : )
2008-10-23 20:47:15
56.   OldYanksFan
I'm originally from Great Neck, bordering on Little Neck. Small world.
2008-10-23 20:49:12
57.   thelarmis
56 yeah! my great aunt lives in great neck. my brother isn't far from there. small world indeed...
2008-10-23 20:54:18
58.   OldYanksFan
OK Guy... g'night. See ya Saturday.
2008-10-23 20:54:41
59.   3rd gen yankee fan
That OYF sure can bust out some haiku yo
2008-10-23 20:55:19
60.   thelarmis
sounds good, man. take it easy...

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