be an american and vote for swisher 

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Charlie Manuel is old and crazy and didn\\\'t put Joey Votto on team, get out there and VOTE.
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A short story... 

Once upon a time, two cowboys worked at the county general store,known to locals as the av club. they hated life except for Fridays because Friday was like a different world. It was casual and most people didn’t show up. So most Fridays would involve a lot of standing around (they would call it “kicking it”), streaming radio, watching tv, etc ,etc. Sometimes the cowboys would not even show up, maybe they had to take a trip to Northampton, or Cincinnati. But most importantly, on Fridays, the cowboys (one was white and one was black) would go to the local saloon to get many bacon, egg, and cheeses. This would make the cowboys fat and happy, and kill some time before the friendly neighborhood Indian would take them out for the lunch special. From there it was smooth sailing until 5:00 (lets be honest, 4:35) and then on into the evening when they would often meet up with their friend Robert Goulet, who would help them make memories that no one could forget, except for them.

- The end

contributed by Joe via email

please send us your short stories if they are as awesome as this one

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Road Trip '09: Day Two 

Day Two was filled lots of driving and waiting. We left our hotel in Baltimore pretty early. It's a short drive from Baltimore to Philly. So we got to the stadium about 6 hours too early. We decided to drive around South Philly for a while. We only had time to kill, so we drove around and looked for the famous steak houses. We saw them and continued to drive. Parking in Philly is brutal. There were cars literally parked in the middle of the street like it was no big deal. I had no idea you could park in a turn lane.

Anywho, we stopped by a local pub and grabbed a quick bite. Then we decided to head back to the stadium. We still had about an hour and a half to kill before we could even be let into the park. So we just kicked in the car for a while. Finally we went into the team store to look around. And I had one of the best conversations ever.

Me: Do you have any Pete Rose jerseys?

Lady at Store: Oh yes, he was...

Me: Where are they?

Lady at Store: Oh no, we don't have any of those.

Me: *walks away in utter disbelief of conversation*

If that didn't make you laugh I guess you needed to be there, because we all thought it was funny. I again tried to get a Pete Rose jersey at another store that was making custom jerseys. Again I asked if they could make a Pete Rose jersey. I was told they couldn't do it and I had to check "online". Needless to say I am disapointed I couldn't get a Pete Rose Phillies jersey, which would have been pretty cool.

As far as the game goes...well it rained, a lot. Jamie Moyer did not look good at all. Scott Richmond for Toronto had a career game. He had something like 11 strikeouts. Toronto pretty controlled the whole game. It did get interesting in the 9th as Philly loaded up the bases. But eventually Toronto prevailed.

Afer the game we loaded back up into the car and drove to New Jersey. We finally got in about midnight and just crashed. Now we are still at the hotel waiting to leave for the Nationals/Yankees game.

I'll try to get back on here later tonight for a final update of Road Trip '09. Thanks for reading.

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Road Trip '09: Day One 

So we made it to Baltimore in one piece. Traffic was light and I got to sleep most of the way down. We mostly listened to ESPN radio on the way down. And it mostly talked about how Artie Lang ruined Joe Buck's show on HBO. We are sitting here in the hotel listening to it. And it is exactly as how everyone described it, a complete train wreck.

We couldn't have asked for a better game considering we didn't care about either one of the teams playing. The Mets pretty much had the game in control. In the 9th the O's made things interesting and loaded up the bases. But K-Rod did what K-Rod does and eventually took care of business.

An intersting side note. We drove all the way down here from Albany only to sit next to someone who was originally from Lake George. About 45 minutes north of Albany. Once again, only in Smallbany would something like this happen.

Well I'm going to go relax now. Follow us on Twitter either by logging in on Twitter or coming back to fatEMOkid and seeing the Twitter widget on the right.


ps you might have seen us on TV since we had seats right behind the visitors dugout
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