Baseball

Baseball is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of nine players who take turns batting and fielding.The offense attempts to score runs by hitting a ball thrown by the pitcher with a bat and moving counter-clockwise around a series of four bases: first, second, third and home plate. A run is scored when the runner advances around the bases and returns to home plate.Players on the batting team take turns hitting against the pitcher of the fielding team, which tries to prevent runs by getting hitters out in any of several ways. A player on the batting team can stop at any of the bases and later advance on a teammate's hit or other means.
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    • Lots of wine books, not very many good ones

      As the author of two tomes on California wine, I know full well how short the lifespan is of a book. They come and go with the regularity of coastal fog, drifting in and out of existence. Some, because of the peculiarities of the media ritual of book reviewing, are more persistent than others. For example, anything Eric Asimov reviews and raves about can be counted to have a l ...

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    • Sundays Are For Sebastian—#78

      Sebastian is my six-year old and he says some of the funniest things–we have no idea where he gets his material since his mother and I are rather boring, serious people. Even though Sebastian is only six, he has shown an interest in sports and a competitive drive that are still somewhat foreign to his mother and older brother: Sebastian: “Mommy, how did you and Daddy meet? ...

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  • Buying Wine: Our Favorite LA Shops

    … to open. The “giftor” says the wine is outta whack while others find it full flavored and jummie. It is full and tannic. Worth buying once the price drops which it will. Sit on it at least a year. 13% 2012 Bucci Verdicchio Classico dei Castelli di Jesi $20 ($48 on the list): Delicious white wine. The 250% markup on the wine list is normal. The wine…

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  • you deserve a grape today, san francisco giants!

    … Prestige (for like regular season watching, $27) which is 45% Chardonnay, 45% Pinot Noir, and 10% Pinot Gris /Pinot Meunier from Napa, and made in the traditional method. They also made a special limited edition Championship bubbly ($125) for their last World Series win two years ago, which is 50% Chardonnay and 50% Pinot Noir. Mumm Napa sent roughly…

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  • Break Out The Bubbly

    … de Champagne Brut. We do not drink as much of it as we used to—prices for Champagne being what they are these days, but we keep some around for occasions like tonight when the local baseball team does something extraordinary like winning the World Series. I suppose in my hearts of hearts I do feel a twinge of guilt that I do not always drink…

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  • The personal touch: Talking about wine

    … gig. You’re tasting at home, and most of the writing is done at home, too. Of course, there are road trips, but when you’re a working wine critic, being on the road has to be balanced with work: the more you travel the less actual work you get done. It’s important to get out into wine country and meet new people, experience new things and walk…

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  • Echt

    … Good word: “echt”. I had to look it up. Adjective: authentic and typical. EG: “Bart was an echt baseball fan” The adjective was used to describe a wine that I haven’t tasted: “Ne Oublie,” – Graham’s recently-released 130 year-old tawny – after my comment: “mmm” on a similar release by Taylor – the 1863 Single Harvest. My note on the Taylor…

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  • Fall Round-Up of Value Spirits: Las Tequilas

    … for the field hands who harvest the agave used in its production and it tastes as earthy and rustic – and fresh and crisp and natural as its name. The hallmark grassiness you expect from a fine Lowlamnds Tequila is here in spades, graced by lovely, uber-fresh citrus peel and pepper notes. It’s assertive enough to work as a sipper and lights up any…

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  • The HoseMaster's Guide to Drinking Wine at Home

    … about wine drinking wines less than twenty bucks is like expecting to be Best Dressed when you shop at the Salvation Army. You’ll only look like a wino. People who drink wine on a regular basis are the best people. Everyone knows that. Like baseball fans are the best people, and people who can yodel. It just is. Science has shown this to be true…

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  • A Guide to Drinking Wine at Home- Eric Asimov

    … a bottle, which, like the 90-foot baseline in baseball, is just the right proportion: Two people can generally finish a bottle happily rather than woozily. Either way, or anywhere in between, regular drinking renders wine ordinary in the best sense rather than extraordinary. Some people may shy away from regular wine drinking as self-indulgent…

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  • Why young wine drinkers should know about the classics

    … Okay, well, first, I don’t mean they have to know about the classics. It’s not like the occasional wine lover is going to die and go to some awful place reserved for ignorant drinkers if they don’t. Knowing about the classics is not mandatory if you’re like most people—occasional drinkers who like wine’s salutary, gustatory and social effects…

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  • Tales From: Nalle Winery, Dry Creek Valley

    … on the nose and balanced on the palate with a lingering finish. Full malolactic fermentation. Very Good. 88-90 Points. 2011 Nalle Chardonnay: Retail $48. The ’11 was more tart and instantly reminded me of a Premier (or Grand) Cru Chablis with lemon curd and a hint of oak. Outstanding. 91-93 Points. By this point in the conversation, I realized that I…

    Jeff Kralik/ the drunken cyclistin Pinot Noir Chardonnay- 8 readers -
  • Beer and Guns: How Craft Beer Shows Us The Way to Disarm

    … with five or six of your buddies in parking lot of a Chik-Fil-A is somehow manly. It is not…and it never was. (And please note, here, that I an NOT talking about rifles as used by hunters. I hunted as a child in the mountains of Virginia and, even though I gave it up as no longer justifiable for me, I have no quarrel with hunters and target…

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  • NW Wine Night Radio – Episode 40

    … EPISODE 40 Thanks for joining us for another episode of Northwest Wine Night Radio. This week, we start the show by supporting our baseball team! Craig Leuthold of Maryhill Winery tells us about his Mariner wines. Stoller Vineyards is in the spotlight as it’s president, Gary Mortensen (pictured above on the left) stops by to talk about…

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