Coffee and baseball

cafe_breve.jpgFor myself, these two are not kissing cousins. In fact they bear no relation what so ever. My wife would say I am obsessed with coffee and I’m okay with being categorized as obsessed rather than addicted or something with a real negative feel to it. I don’t know enough to be an aficionado, but I can try. And try I do! But baseball? My baseball knowledge peaked in Jr. High PE class and has waned since. That cool chart on the right is of a two-seamed fastball…or so it’s labeled. And I haven’t the faintest idea if it is or is not. And don’t really give a hoot.
two_seam_fastball.jpgA while back I ran across a site, Lokesh Dhakar, with some neat graphics that explain a few common coffee drinks (and pitches). Nothing too fufu. Just coffee and cow milk combinations. I commented on the absence of the luscious coffee breve, which has since been added to the chart. I don’t know how many people realize that Starbucks switched their lattes from whole milk to 2% milk? Well the breve is sort of the opposite direction. It’s a latte where the milk is dropped in favor of half & half. It’s the special latte for outside the Christmas season, where of course, the eggnog latte is the ruler.

I consistently get people popping by from the site that mixes coffee, baseball, graphics, etc. for an interesting mix of topics. Lokesh Dhakar

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3 Responses to “Coffee and baseball”

  1. gotta have the egg shells, too. the grounds stick to the eggwhites that are stickin’ to the shells…
    keeping your teeth clenched helps but the grounds get mixed in with the copenhagen…mmmmmm….

  2. wally says:

    throw coffee grounds in a pot of boiling water. simmer about 3 minutes then splash a little cold water on top to get some of the grounds to sink. Drink with teeth clenched to filter the grounds that are left. that it?

  3. Thanks for thar Baseball link! I found another on how to throw each of these from that site. Not that it will do me any good since I play in the outfield in my old age.
    But at least it is real baseball and not slow pitch…
    as for coffee, all I do is throw the grounds and a couple of eggshells into a pot and boil. The eggshells collect the grounds. How many folks still know how to make cowboy coffee?….