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Oliver Perez’s Unfair Treatment

SHARON CHAPMAN: First of all, what is fair?
Toddlers are constantly complaining that things are unfair. It’s unfair that they can’t have ice cream for dinner. It’s unfair that they can’t stay up all night. It’s unfair that they have to take baths. It’s just not right. Toddlers don’t understand that ice cream for dinner will make them flabby and not fit. Staying up all night won’t allow a child to grow properly. And without baths, nobody would want to have the child over for a playdate.

Oliver Perez is a flabby, under-rested, smelly toddler.

ZOË RICE: When Oliver Perez says the Mets are being unfair, he’s actually partially right. Not to him mind you. Perez can complain about unfair treament like Linday Lohan can complain about cameras in her face. Bed, lie in it. Contrary to Ollie’s whining, the Mets are being unfair to the other 24 men on that pre-September roster, to the fans, and even to their own chances of getting something in return for that bloated, ill-conceived contract he carries.

STEPHON JOHNSON: Sorry to play that card, but Oliver Perez, to some Mets fans, is Omar Minaya in uniform. And rememeber the criticism over Minaya’s alleged racial preference? That plays a role as well. Continue reading

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Ballpark Food

SHARON CHAPMAN: Ballpark food is important to me. I live in Central New Jersey, and when I travel to Citi Field to see the Mets it’s a commute of approximately two hours each way (and that’s if I don’t miss a train connection!). When you factor in 3-4 hours for a ballgame, you figure that I’m out of the house roughly 8 hours or so when I go to meet the Mets. Thus, I need more than popcorn to get me through a ballgame.

KRYSTEN OLIPHANT: Like Sharon, I am a generally healthy eater. But I have a weakness for ballgame food. As a rule, I cannot attend a baseball game at Minute Maid Park in Houston without a hot dog, and it must have ketchup, mustard and relish on it. There’s really nothing special about the dogs (although the sausage dog is pretty amazing), but I have to have one anyway.

And not just any food will do. I generally travel with my husband and/or my teenage son. And I lost 40 pounds on Weight Watchers over the past couple of years, so healthy food choices are near and dear to my heart. Continue reading

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In Briefs: Ice Cream

HOWARD MEGDAL: Just tried cappuccino ice cream made from coconut milk. It is UNBELIEVABLE.

ZOE RICE:
That’s it. I’m bringing money to gym class tonight and that fancy pants ice cream truck better be there.

HOWARD MEGDAL: Now I feel like a bad influence. Also, I just ate more ice cream. Do you know how much fat is in coconut milk ice cream? It’s like an All Star Team of Fat.

ZOE RICE: I was going to say coconut milk is supposed to be super fatty. but in general i prefer not to disparage ice cream in any way.

HOWARD MEGDAL: Yes, Rachel got ice cream with almond milk- half the fat of mine. But I’ll be laughing… All the way to the Big and Tall Shop.

EMILY SAIDEL: Remember Cake vs Pie? This is why ice cream wins. Continue reading

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Cake v. Pie

HOWARD MEGDAL: If the game is Cake vs. Pie, the contest is over before either of them reach the oven. Pie in a landslide.

ZOË RICE: You wanna know what’s overrated? Icing. When did dessert artists decide to ruin a lovely piece of spongy, flavored cake with the sickeningly cloying, overly sugared paste that goes between and around it? No, the way to most tastily consume sugar is in delicious, smooth and meltingly soft pie filling.

STEVE MURPHY: I agree, pie is delicious. Incredibly delicious. But it’s flawed. Put a piece of fruit pie on a plate… and it falls apart. Cake doesn’t fall apart when you slide your fork through it. No, cake sticks together. Cake is unified. Cake is strong.

JILLIAN LOVEJOY LOWERY: When to comes to cake vs. pie, there’s only one answer: cupcakes. There is no dessert more perfect.

TED BERG: I really don’t see why this is even a debate. Cake is far superior to pie.

MOLLY SCHOEMANN:If you put a piece of pie and a piece of cake in front of me, I will put the plate of cake on top of the plate of pie to get it ergonomically closer to my mouth while I eat it, and then wander off in search of more cake. Why? Because cake is a treat. You never know when you’re going to have cake, and you never know when your next cake might be around the corner! Cake is a celebration food, while pie is a signal that the meal is almost over, because hey, suddenly you’re eating pie, and don’t you wish it were cake?

AKIE BERMISS: There is one dessert that I must impugn with fiery indignation. It is a scourge of tiny over-sweet be-frosting-ed mealiness. It is the malefactor’s attempt at miniature mayhem. It is the herald of all things saccharine, the patron saint-food of all empty gestures, the paragon of mediocrity and malfeasance. I am speaking, of course, of the cupcake.

CHRIS PUMMER: Cheesecake is really a pie that calls itself a cake. But no matter the nomenclature, it is far superior to any of its dessert cousins.

EMILY SAIDEL: Ice cream is supreme because it is a dessert with a wide range of variety, a great range of serving size options, and the unique ability–shared only with whipped cream–to enhance other desserts. Continue reading

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