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Why Johnny Depp Should Be a PA Announcer and the Rangers Should Have Sprayed Orange Juice

I adore Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the 2005 version.  I can’t find the clip online, but some of you probably know the scene when the children first come to the factory when you can hear Willy Wonka’s voice (Johnny Depp) saying “Please enter.”, “Close the gates.”  The voiceover is fantastic.  So, you know, when Renel retires he could take over?  We couldn’t pay him as much as Tim Burton, maybe, but we could give him some nice homemade brownies.  Mmmmm… homemade brownies… I volunteer to make them.


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Picture of brownies is my own, not a stock photo.  Photo of Willy Wonka is not mine.  ::Cue “duhs”::

More importantly, perhaps… the Rangers clinched in Oakland on Saturday, which made me very happy.  I didn’t end up going to any of the game but 2011 is filled with promise.  I will see them.  So I know CJ Wilson doesn’t drink and he said he was going to wear swim goggles and not drink any of it and Josh Hamilton, a recovering alcoholic, skipped the party altogether.  In this situation, why not create a new idea so that you can include all your players?

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This photo is obviously taken by me, with my exclusive pass to the Yankees clubhouse.  Once again, cue the duhs.

I honestly hate the champagne parties at all.  They are so contrived and commercialized at this point, that I don’t really think they’re fun or exciting.  The locker rooms are all taped off for easy clean-up and the cameras are all set up.  I am still hoping for a team to come out and show their unique player and coach personalities and use orange juice and make a real mess.  Why orange juice?  It’s healthy, not tremendously sticky and, I mean, no one’s in rehab for orange juice addiction.  It’s also unexpected.  The Rangers have battled bankruptcy, have a low payroll, young GM… why not embrace that and show respect and appreciation for your players who don’t drink alcohol and use orange juice? 

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Um, no.  Not taken by me.  I have better ways to waste my time than photographing orange juice bottles.

Since the Rangers didn’t do it, the Giants could.  Or do you think the league would make them die half the juice black?

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On Catching a Foul Ball, Loving KNBR and ORANGE CLEATS

I saw Giants win beat the Marlin’s on June 27th and saw Wilson get his 30th save.  The game itself was very exciting especially since it’s only the second time I’ve been there to see them win live this year.  The last time was the 9-0 win in LA, but that was all the way back in April, so this was a nice change.  For the record, I called it that Cain would go 7 innings, Romo would pitch the 8th and Wilson would close it.  Because that’s what I was hoping for and that is exactly what happened.  Thank you, Bruce Bochy.

One of my top 100 goals in life was accomplished:  Catching a foul ball.  Although, technically, I did not catch it.  It bounced to me.  It was hit by Huff during batting practice and it’s all scuffed up, so you can tell it was played.  Can you see my smile, stretching through cyberland?  I thought so. 


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My foul ball

I also won a KNBR t-shirt at the adorable KNBR booth.  My house is now officially KNBRed.  I have a t-shirt and post-its and my brother has a mousepad.  And a wicked imitation of all the different broadcasters home run and strike three calls.Emily with KNBR t-shirt.JPG

Me with my t-shirt at the booth

But everything about the game was lost in the… (drum roll) orange cleats saga!  It seems a little like déjà vu all over again from the Twitter controversy with Wilson.  He seems to land in controversy no matter what he does.  Although orange cleats are not exactly subtle.  You all know I am a big Wilson fan, so I am on his side in this and think the Sharpie thing is mildly hilarious.  $1000 fine, not so much.  I think it’s all been blown a little out of proportion, as seen by my all caps in the title of this post.  Tell him not to wear the cleats and he would probably not wear them.  A fine without a warning and all the press attention?  Disagree.  I think I’m going to be investing in some orange shoes myself in the next few days to show some solidarity.  Will, of course, post pictures if I do.

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No, I did not edit this photo.  The moon was orange at the game.  Which was amazing, because with the black sky it looked… orange and black!  It was in honor of the Giants, for sure.

Happy 20 years, Kruk and Kuip!

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