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(Major League Baseball)   Manny Ramirez's new Japanese contract includes optional practices, a chauffeured Mercedes, a private hotel suite for road games, and, most importantly, unlimited sushi for the entire season   ( mlb.com) divider line
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2017-03-14 09:02:24 AM  
I would have also stipulated Japanese beer girls within flirting distance at all times...

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2017-03-14 09:28:32 AM  
give it up man(ny), you barely wanted to play when you were still in the majors
 
2017-03-14 09:36:24 AM  
At least one NPB team has trading card sets for their beer girls
 
2017-03-14 09:44:11 AM  
Thats a good gig
 
2017-03-14 09:48:01 AM  
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I need to see Manny doing Japanese advertising.
 
2017-03-14 12:34:28 PM  
Sounds like he really wants to endear himself with his teammates.
 
2017-03-14 12:34:30 PM  
When sushi becomes 'unlimited', it kinda becomes gross.

My folks took me to an all-you-can eat Japanese/Asian buffet last time i visited the Midwest, and let me tell you, the dining experience and food quality was not quite the same as going to a sushi bar.
 
2017-03-14 12:42:15 PM  

T.rex: When sushi becomes 'unlimited', it kinda becomes gross.

My folks took me to an all-you-can eat Japanese/Asian buffet last time i visited the Midwest, and let me tell you, the dining experience and food quality was not quite the same as going to a sushi bar.


A sub-par sushi buffet in the midwest?! I'm shocked.
 
2017-03-14 12:44:02 PM  

T.rex: When sushi becomes 'unlimited', it kinda becomes gross.

My folks took me to an all-you-can eat Japanese/Asian buffet last time i visited the Midwest, and let me tell you, the dining experience and food quality was not quite the same as going to a sushi bar.


The midwest isn't Japan. i promise my wife could easily double or even triple his contract in free sushi. probably in the first couple of months.
 
2017-03-14 02:03:33 PM  

Bane of Broone: T.rex: When sushi becomes 'unlimited', it kinda becomes gross.

My folks took me to an all-you-can eat Japanese/Asian buffet last time i visited the Midwest, and let me tell you, the dining experience and food quality was not quite the same as going to a sushi bar.

A sub-par sushi buffet in the midwest?! I'm shocked.


I told my buddy who still lives in Ohio that sushi is (one of) my favorite food.  He doesn't understand why.... and now i KNOW why he doesn't understand why.  He's had it, and it was probably the equivalent of getting it at 7-11.    Its hard to make the case that food, depending on how its prepared and the freshness of ingreidents, makes a big difference.   My friend sees a roll of rice with stuff on top of it,  and he has no reason to think his version is substandard compared to another.
 
2017-03-14 02:15:25 PM  

T.rex: Bane of Broone: T.rex: When sushi becomes 'unlimited', it kinda becomes gross.

My folks took me to an all-you-can eat Japanese/Asian buffet last time i visited the Midwest, and let me tell you, the dining experience and food quality was not quite the same as going to a sushi bar.

A sub-par sushi buffet in the midwest?! I'm shocked.

I told my buddy who still lives in Ohio that sushi is (one of) my favorite food.  He doesn't understand why.... and now i KNOW why he doesn't understand why.  He's had it, and it was probably the equivalent of getting it at 7-11.    Its hard to make the case that food, depending on how its prepared and the freshness of ingreidents, makes a big difference.   My friend sees a roll of rice with stuff on top of it,  and he has no reason to think his version is substandard compared to another.


The thing is, good sushi *is* available in the midwest. You just have to know what you want and pay a bit extra for it.

When I lived in Florida, I got spoiled by the easy availability and quality of the sushi/sashimi. Here, there's only a few reputable places that I'll buy from, and they ain't too cheap. But the quality is very good and I know they are fresh.

Even great sushi is around here, but it is stupid expensive. Very good is good enough for me.

But, you have to know your vendor. I don't eat 'gas station' food of any kind...thankfully, the internet has made getting info from other people's visits easy enough.
 
2017-03-14 02:20:44 PM  
Optional practices kind of defeat the purpose of being a pro athlete.

He brings dishonor on himself.
 
2017-03-14 03:14:37 PM  
xaks:
The thing is, good sushi *is* available in the midwest. You just have to know what you want and pay a bit extra for it.

Very true.... but you have to consider the target audience.  My friend would never in his life walk into a reputable sushi bar (not because he's opposed to it, but because he doesn't know what he doesn't know).   He will only have gotten exposed to sushi through some very accessible means, like a truck stop vendor or an all-u-can-eat buffet.  I doubt someone like him is asking, "But where is the REAL sushi"?
 
2017-03-14 03:15:46 PM  

dv-ous: Optional practices kind of defeat the purpose of being a pro athlete.

He brings dishonor on himself.


What are you talking about, practice? Not a game, not a game. Practice.
 
2017-03-14 03:40:40 PM  

UberDave: I would have also stipulated Japanese beer girls within flirting distance at all times...

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She is actually selling Shochu which is either made with potato or barley.  Can drink straight, on ice, or in winter mixed with hot water.  Can also mix with any kind of juice.  Best thing is it doesn't cause as bad a hangover compared to other alcohol and doesn't make you reek the morning after.
 
2017-03-14 04:37:12 PM  

T.rex: xaks:
The thing is, good sushi *is* available in the midwest. You just have to know what you want and pay a bit extra for it.

Very true.... but you have to consider the target audience.  My friend would never in his life walk into a reputable sushi bar (not because he's opposed to it, but because he doesn't know what he doesn't know).   He will only have gotten exposed to sushi through some very accessible means, like a truck stop vendor or an all-u-can-eat buffet.  I doubt someone like him is asking, "But where is the REAL sushi"?


Yep, agreed.

That's where we come in and get people to try it that haven't :)

This derail now brought to you by the fishmongers of Oklahoma City :P
 
2017-03-14 05:38:23 PM  

xaks: T.rex: Bane of Broone: T.rex: When sushi becomes 'unlimited', it kinda becomes gross.

My folks took me to an all-you-can eat Japanese/Asian buffet last time i visited the Midwest, and let me tell you, the dining experience and food quality was not quite the same as going to a sushi bar.

A sub-par sushi buffet in the midwest?! I'm shocked.

I told my buddy who still lives in Ohio that sushi is (one of) my favorite food.  He doesn't understand why.... and now i KNOW why he doesn't understand why.  He's had it, and it was probably the equivalent of getting it at 7-11.    Its hard to make the case that food, depending on how its prepared and the freshness of ingreidents, makes a big difference.   My friend sees a roll of rice with stuff on top of it,  and he has no reason to think his version is substandard compared to another.


The thing is, good sushi *is* available in the midwest. You just have to know what you want and pay a bit extra for it.

When I lived in Florida, I got spoiled by the easy availability and quality of the sushi/sashimi. Here, there's only a few reputable places that I'll buy from, and they ain't too cheap. But the quality is very good and I know they are fresh.

Even great sushi is around here, but it is stupid expensive. Very good is good enough for me.

But, you have to know your vendor. I don't eat 'gas station' food of any kind...thankfully, the internet has made getting info from other people's visits easy enough.


I dunno man.  Good sushi should not be frozen.  How fast can they get the fish from the sea to a midwest state?  I suppose you can have farmed fish but still.

When I was visiting family in Nebraska I stupidly asked at a restaurant "how's the salmon?"  My cousin looks at me and says "you're in Nebraska man, get the steak."

/no idea why salmon was even on the menu
 
2017-03-14 05:43:59 PM  
Well, I think it's a nice retirement package.
 
2017-03-14 05:48:16 PM  

Lochaber_Axe: xaks: T.rex: Bane of Broone: T.rex: When sushi becomes 'unlimited', it kinda becomes gross.

My folks took me to an all-you-can eat Japanese/Asian buffet last time i visited the Midwest, and let me tell you, the dining experience and food quality was not quite the same as going to a sushi bar.

A sub-par sushi buffet in the midwest?! I'm shocked.

I told my buddy who still lives in Ohio that sushi is (one of) my favorite food.  He doesn't understand why.... and now i KNOW why he doesn't understand why.  He's had it, and it was probably the equivalent of getting it at 7-11.    Its hard to make the case that food, depending on how its prepared and the freshness of ingreidents, makes a big difference.   My friend sees a roll of rice with stuff on top of it,  and he has no reason to think his version is substandard compared to another.


The thing is, good sushi *is* available in the midwest. You just have to know what you want and pay a bit extra for it.

When I lived in Florida, I got spoiled by the easy availability and quality of the sushi/sashimi. Here, there's only a few reputable places that I'll buy from, and they ain't too cheap. But the quality is very good and I know they are fresh.

Even great sushi is around here, but it is stupid expensive. Very good is good enough for me.

But, you have to know your vendor. I don't eat 'gas station' food of any kind...thankfully, the internet has made getting info from other people's visits easy enough.

I dunno man.  Good sushi should not be frozen.  How fast can they get the fish from the sea to a midwest state?  I suppose you can have farmed fish but still.

When I was visiting family in Nebraska I stupidly asked at a restaurant "how's the salmon?"  My cousin looks at me and says "you're in Nebraska man, get the steak."

/no idea why salmon was even on the menu


Oh, I agree with you, to a point. Frozen sushi is, at best, 'good'. I would categorically deny a 'great' tag for ANY frozen fish.

That's why the great stuff here is silly expensive (for wild caught proper sashimi). But I'm OK with 'good enough' flash frozen stuff to get my regular fix. I simply cannot go without these days :)
 
2017-03-15 12:26:42 PM  
I thought all fish to be consumed raw eg as sashimi, in sushi, cerviche etc had to be frozen first before it can be served in order to kill any potential parasites? I'll have at the Googles and report back!
 
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