Thursday, July 20, 2006

Sign Up!

They asked the pitching to stretch it a little bit. And stretch it they did. Two straight 1-0 games! that was the first time the Sox did that since 1990 and the first time at home since 1916.

Ah 1916, I remember it well.It was a leap year I believe. The whole world was united in a common cause, war. Woodrow Wilson was president. Horton Foote was born. Rasputin died. And the Sox won the title against those pesky Robins from Brooklyn. In Game 2 Ruth pitched 14 innings giving up one run for the win. I knew that Ruth kid would be something someday.

The Sox are going west for a little while, so if you find yourself having trouble sleeping come on in to Thom's for some late night games.

Ok, that's all the good stuff. The bad news is that Jim's letter from the Red Sox still hasn't been returned, so we'll have to come up with something else. Stay tuned for a chance to sign the next thing that goes up on the wall.

Also, as many of you requested, we'll be sending a "get well" card to Gammons. Anyone that has any ideas for what exactly to send e-mail me or put it on the comments page of the blog. I'll make it available to sign at the bar next week.

Memories, pressed between the pages of my mind
Memories, sweetened thru the ages just like wine
Quiet thought come floating down
And settle softly to the ground
Like golden autumn leaves around my feet
I touched them and they burst apart with sweet memories,
Sweet memories
(words & music by bill strange - scott davis)

Monday, July 17, 2006

You Ought to Be in Pictures...

(btw, don't forget that the titles are always clickable. Open it in a new window for atmosphere.)

Look what the cat dragged in:

We did it again. We're hot! Another NY periodical has done a story on Thom's and it features many of our regulars. After reading this piece I just want to rock and roll all night. NY Magazine ran a story today about our Ka(y)reoke Tuesdays along with pictures of no less than 5 Thom's regulars. Now if that ain't something to believe in... If you can't get to the news stand check it out here: NY Mag.

Of course you couldn't write a story on the Sox in New York without the perspective of John Q. Reddsachsphan. You can read Q's take on it here.

And speaking of the Q, every Monday, the Omnipotent One hosts Trivia Night at Professor Thom's. So, if you want action tonight, come on in and have nothing but a good time. The Royals are at Fenway so the Olde Towne team should get back on track. But, lest we get over confident, remember, "every rose has its thorn." Come in and compete for the grand prize (are you ready for this?). You might win big! Two tickets to the hottest show of the year, your favorite band, Poison. That's right. You and a friend could see Poison live August 6. Unskinny Bop Bop!

Let's get this trivia ball rolling. The first person who can name for me two Hall of Fame baseball players born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island will win a pitcher of Harpoon. Hint: They both played for 20 years and managed.

So sit back with an Autocrat and tell me these two sons of "the biggest little state in the union."

Also, don't forget to come by Wednesday for Bingo where Jim will talk dirty to you.

Was it something I said or something I did
Did the words not come out right
Though I tried not to hurt you
Though I tried
But I guess that's why they say

Every rose has its thorn
Just like every night has its dawn
Just like every cowboy sings his sad, sad song
Every rose has its thorn

Yeah it does


...If You Ain't Got That Ring.