Before we get into the Red Sox forgetting how to knock in runners (11 left on base last night), I thought I’d share a couple of stories that might give you a giggle ….
New Math: On my way into work yesterday afternoon my stomach began to rumble, so I stopped at Subway to pick up a sandwich before toiling at the keyboard for a few hours. The line never carries any decisions for me, because I get the same thing every time, a foot-long chicken breast sandwich, on wheat, with cucumbers, olives and tomatoes. There’s a reason I’m back under the weight I was when I graduated college (for the record, down to 205, exactly 50-pounds under my all-time high from about 2 1/2 years ago).
So I’m waiting on line and the guy in front of me places his order: two six-inch double meat roast beef sandwiches. Being the nosy guy that I am, I can’t help but ask him “wouldn’t it be cheaper to just get a foot long?”
For the record, a foot-long sandwich was $5.89, six-inchers are $3.89 (two would cost $7.78). It is an extra dollar per six-inch for extra meat, or — logically — an extra two bucks for double meat on a foot long. So his order cost 9.78. Had he gone for the foot long, it would have been 7.89. That’s nearly two bucks difference.
See if you can wrap your head around this logic. “No, I don’t want all that bread … and it’s only a dollar to add extra meat to a six-inch, but two bucks for a foot long.”
My head absolutely spun. You can’t make this stuff up.
Point one: two six inch subs is 12 inches of bread. Twelve inches is a foot. That’s the exact same amount of bread.
Point two: One dollar per sandwich for extra meat is two dollars total. Two dollars for a foot long is the same freakin’ price.
Dumbfounded doesn’t even begin to describe how I felt. If this guy places the same order once a week over the course of a year he’s wasting a grand total of $98.28 per year. Unbelievable.
I’m starting to think maybe Daisuke is mean to his teammates in the locker room or something. How else can you explain the lack of run support the import from Japan gets. Of the 10 losses he now has on the season, the Sox have scored two or fewer runs in six of those. It doesn’t make sense.
Last night they just couldn’t drive in any runs. Varitek stranded eight men himself. Daisuke made one mistake, leaving a fastball up to BJ Upton, and that was pretty much it. Still, even with NY winning, the lead is still five and another day slips off the calendar.
The whipping boy actually did alright last night. He had two hits for his $86K, so we won’t bury him further today.
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