Monday, July 09, 2007

Stephen Colbert, Lucero and why Maryland sucks

The Dugout's been a little quiet lately and for that an apology is in order. After seeing Stephen Colbert in Charleston, The Dugout headed north to Philadelphia, which is apparently the home town of the sun, lava, Jessica Alba wearing only a banana peel, and everything else that is hot. It’s literally 100 degrees and The Dugout is staying in a place that doesn't have air conditioning. That makes the fact that the house has no meaningful internet access all that more adorable.

As expected, Colbert was great. He now has a copy of The Funniest Thing I’ve Ever Seen: More than 100 crazy stories from minor league baseball. He also called "The Greatest" minor league baseball site. Trust him – he’s on TV.

Jerry Greenfield of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream was also there and served as the catcher when Colbert threw out the first pint of AmeriCone Dream – his new Ben and Jerry’s flavor. Jerry was unexpectedly funny. The Dugout was a student at the University of Hartford when Greenfield and Ben Cohen received honorary degrees. Greenfield admitted he has no idea where that diploma is now.

Charleston, unfortunately, experienced a bit of bad luck. One out into the game, the rain came, forcing postponement. A complete story about the night will be one the main site as soon as The Dugout finds a suitable internet connection.

Lucero in Philly: The Dugout made it to Philadelphia in time (barely, more on that in a few moments) to catch Lucero (photo, top right) at the North Star in center city, Philly. Great, great show. They are kind of like a southern Bruce Springsteen. You must see them. Fantastic.

The Dugout attended the show with a couple of cousins (Julie and Joanie – photo, right) and Julie’s husband, Greg. A great night – and Joanie’s place had air conditioning. Thanks for the bed and the fun. The Dugout does feel a little bad for Joanie and Greg, who had to work the next morning. Is that what it’s like to have a real job?

Dear Maryland, You Suck!: The Dugout almost missed the show thanks to the Terrapin State. Twenty five miles of stop and go traffic caused by a toll plaza on I-95. Then it was five bucks for the privilege of the aggravation. It was so bad that it even carried over into Delaware. Marylanders – you could stop this. Since you choose to put up with it, You suck! (Puts soap box away and goes to grab a beer…)


Gregg said...

Hey Dugout
Had a great time at the Lucero show! Thanks for turning us on to them and intriducing us to Ben. I spent the next day on Google and YouTube watching videos and reading up on them.
See you in December! First round's on me!

Gregg said...

Introducing, not Intriducing. It is too early and I haven't had my coffee yet.

joanie said...

ahhh, so this is what they call a blog. does this make me a blogger? fun times at lucero sunday night. thanks for the left over pringles. ps - shut up and play your guitar.

Julie said...

Great night at the North Star! It was nice to catch up with you.
See you in December...
PS-Go kiss a bottle :)