View Full Version : Dustin Pedroia: MVP


sppunk
11-18-2008, 02:52 PM
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By far my favorite player, a great thing for little people all around the world.

Skradgee
11-18-2008, 02:54 PM
he's dead sexy

I would have been happy with either him or YOUUUUUUUUUUKK!

wHATcOLOR
11-18-2008, 03:22 PM
hey sppunk is this a decent area of boston to spend one night? One Avenue De Lafayette, boston, ma - Google Maps (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=One+Avenue+De+Lafayette,+boston,+ma&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=39.86519,60.556641&ie=UTF8&ll=42.353898,-71.061931&spn=0.009102,0.014784&z=16&g=One+Avenue+De+Lafayette,+boston,+ma&iwloc=addr)

i moved away from MA 10 years ago, and never spent the night in boston as a kid and consequently don't really know much about the city at all

sppunk
11-18-2008, 03:47 PM
Yeah, you'll be fine. It's not quite as north as the "heart of Boston" people would say, but you're within a very short walk to the Commons, T lines and the Freedom Trail.

I haven't stayed at that property, but assume it's a nice place.

wHATcOLOR
11-18-2008, 03:51 PM
cool, thanks. if you get a chance, would you mind posting a few recommendations for things to do / places to eat? I'll be spending the afternoon and the evening there with an acquaintance who's also just visiting.

sppunk
11-18-2008, 03:56 PM
Yeah, if I get a chance tonight or tomorrow I'll post something. I'm surprised you didn't spend much time in Boston when you were younger, since you guys were fairly close.

wHATcOLOR
11-18-2008, 04:00 PM
we'd go up for one or two red sox games a summer, one bruins game a year if possible.. maybe a field trip to the new england aquarium.. but never really got to go otherwise. i dunno, my dad never liked driving in the traffic and that kind of set the tone i guess. it was an hour and a half drive from our home. looking back, it's kind of unfortunate, i can see now that because my dad didn't like traffic, i never really got exposed to cities at all. now i love cities, but i did miss out when i was younger.

Fattening Ass
11-18-2008, 04:00 PM
better MVP imho

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Nimrod's Son
11-18-2008, 04:12 PM
Joe Mauer got robbed again.

sppunk
11-18-2008, 04:15 PM
I hope you are confusing Justin Morneau for Joe Mauer.

Nimrod's Son
11-18-2008, 04:25 PM
I hope you are confusing Justin Morneau for Joe Mauer.

Nope. Look at the guy's offensive stats (.328 .413 .451), combine with the fact that he's a catcher, and that he had to teach a young pitching staff and that he caught 137(!) games.

I'm not a Twinkie fan but hands down, he was the most valuable player in the league.

Sepiae
11-18-2008, 05:18 PM
cool, thanks. if you get a chance, would you mind posting a few recommendations for things to do / places to eat? I'll be spending the afternoon and the evening there with an acquaintance who's also just visiting.

His recommendations over the chick who lives here? I'm hurt.

wHATcOLOR
11-18-2008, 05:21 PM
His recommendations over the chick who lives here? I'm hurt.

did not mean to offend! i absolutely thought of you when asking the question, and tried to think if you had been posting frequently, and thought that you hadn't. i'd be grateful for any recommendations you could make!

Nimrod's Son
11-18-2008, 05:24 PM
you should check out del nizzo's, or whatever it's called

Sepiae
11-18-2008, 05:37 PM
did not mean to offend! i absolutely thought of you when asking the question, and tried to think if you had been posting frequently, and thought that you hadn't. i'd be grateful for any recommendations you could make!

I'm more of an observer than a poster.

You might like Top of the Hub (http://www.topofthehub.net/index.html). It's a little pricey (depending on what you are used to), but the view of the city is spectacular. I went to the lounge late at night and it was really nice, though the service was a little slow.

If you want a burger in Kenmore or near the Garden, go to Boston Beer Works (http://www.beerworks.net/).

If you want to do the whole North End thing, Regina's (http://www.reginapizzeria.com/PizzeriaREGINA/locator.html) at lunch is a classic, and then you're near Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market if you want to do that.

Your hotel is also near the Frog Pond, where you can go ice skating.

I'll try and think of some more places. When are you coming here?

wHATcOLOR
11-18-2008, 05:46 PM
wow, thank you. that looks pretty great. do you have any favorite spots in chinatown? i'll be there November 29th.

Sepiae
11-18-2008, 05:55 PM
The only place I've been in Chinatown is Chow Chow City for dim sum. It was good, I just don't get over there a lot.

Travis Meeks
11-18-2008, 05:56 PM
Jesse's gonna put his deal in some McGillicutty's chia

wHATcOLOR
11-18-2008, 06:01 PM
even with the use of urbandictionary, i've still only got a very vague, uncertain idea of what you might mean by that post

Nimrod's Son
11-18-2008, 06:25 PM
.. you're gonna fuck an irish bitch?

sppunk
11-18-2008, 07:25 PM
Top of the Hub blows ass for dinner - mediocre food at extravagant prices. Nice views and all, but don't waste your money eating there. Don't listen to simpletons like Amy when it comes to dining. Women don't know shit about good eats.

Walk the Freedom Trail. It's touristy and odd and all the rest, but really is a fantastic way to "quickly" experience a lot of Boston. Go to the North End and just get lost in the streets. I can only recommend Mamma Maria's here to eat, though, and I'm positive there are scores of just-as-good places. Walk around the Fens - hell, take a tour of Fenway Park. They've ripped a good bit of it apart but still worth the tour, I would think. Those things alone will take a few days.

If you can, eat at Neptune Oyster in the North End. Mooo at the XV Beacon is consistently rated one of the best steakhouses in the city - pricey but hell it's just money. Sel de la Terre is great French if you're into that sort of thing.

I can't help you with Chinatown at all, P.F. Chang's is OK for me.

And Amy speaks the truth about Pizzeria Regina's - that place is the bomb.

wHATcOLOR
11-18-2008, 07:27 PM
woah, harsh! i'll check these places out on yelp

sppunk
11-18-2008, 07:28 PM
Fuck yelp - go to where foodies go. Boston Area - Chowhound (http://chowhound.chow.com/boards/12)

wHATcOLOR
11-18-2008, 07:30 PM
yelp's the guide de rigueur in sf, but i'll check that out as well..

Sepiae
11-18-2008, 07:30 PM
If you're hanging with a chick, go to Top of the Hub. I ate there recently. It was good (and not my idea to go there -- it was the gentleman's, and he, sir, is no simpleton). Maybe it wasn't the best food I've had ever, but it was certainly good, and looking Boston at night is incredibly romantic. Or pretty hot. Whichever.

sppunk
11-18-2008, 07:32 PM
yelp's the guide de rigueur in sf, but i'll check that out as well..

Eh, I was referring just for restaurant recommendations. I could live in Chowhound. I know ravenguy2000 could, too.

wHATcOLOR
11-18-2008, 07:33 PM
chowhound and yelp alike vouch for your neptune oyster

sppunk
11-18-2008, 07:33 PM
I can't wait to take Amy and show her a good meal.

wHATcOLOR
11-18-2008, 07:34 PM
eh.. except for the no reservations and cramped quarters.. hmm. more reserach!

Sepiae
11-18-2008, 07:34 PM
Neptune does have a hot lobster roll. No mayo!

The North End on a Saturday night is going to involve a wait.

sppunk
11-18-2008, 07:34 PM
chowhound and yelp alike vouch for your neptune oyster
Durgin Park in the market is "quintessential Boston" or whatever you want to call it. Rowdy and dressy all at once, food isn't terrible but you're going for a story more than a meal.

sppunk
11-18-2008, 07:36 PM
eh.. except for the no reservations and cramped quarters.. hmm. more reserach!

What atmosphere are you seeking - romantic, quaint, boisterous, homey, something else?

wHATcOLOR
11-18-2008, 07:40 PM
well the lady did voice interest in having a lobster roll..

taking that out of the equation for the moment, i'd be looking for something on the sophisiticated/nicely done, without being pretentious side of things. less on the stuffy side, more on the vibrant side. and definitely not tacky. probably best if 'romantic' would not be the first word used to describe it, ideally a little more easy going

Sepiae
11-18-2008, 07:44 PM
Chris will shit all over this suggestion too, but I recently ate at Bonfire (http://www.bonfiresteakhouse.com/). It is sophisticated, but it didn't feel stuffy at all.

You could always be traditional and do Legal or Union Oyster House.

sppunk
11-18-2008, 07:46 PM
No. 9 Park is vibrant, classy and not uppity - and French. Locke Ober might fit that mold, too.

sppunk
11-18-2008, 07:48 PM
Chris will shit all over this suggestion too, but I recently ate at Bonfire (http://www.bonfiresteakhouse.com/). .

DON'T GET ME STARTED. IF YOU'RE GOING TO EAT AT A STEAKHOUSE GO TO MOOO. Fuck, if you're doing that just go to Oak Room and be all sorts of Boston at once.

Sepiae
11-18-2008, 07:49 PM
If you want to pay $20 for a cocktail, go to Oak Room.

sppunk
11-18-2008, 07:50 PM
P.S. if you want breakfast, I can vouch for Brasserie Jo in the Colonnade.

sppunk
11-18-2008, 07:51 PM
If you want to pay $20 for a cocktail, go to Oak Room.

But the steak will be one of the best in Boston. Value over number.

Travis Meeks
11-18-2008, 07:52 PM
my man isn't gonna have time for any of this shit.