i ate 10 tacos next to jeff weaver last night

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he and his brother were sitting at the booth next to me in venice beach last night and we were watching the election results and i got so depressed that i took the 10 taco challenge and got a t-shirt and my name on a plaque on the wall. my dodger friend talked to him and his brother, my friend called the kevin brown trade the best thing for the dodgers last year. i resisted calling him "meat". i just left and ominously offered: "see you in san francisco next year".

gygax! (gygax!), Wednesday, 3 November 2004 17:41 (fifteen years ago) link

This would be a better story if Weaver had been taking the 10 taco challenge as well.

MindInRewind (Barry Bruner), Wednesday, 3 November 2004 18:01 (fifteen years ago) link

was weaver rocking a slayer longsleeve?

dan (dan), Wednesday, 3 November 2004 18:19 (fifteen years ago) link

Was he holding?

David R. (popshots75`), Wednesday, 3 November 2004 20:46 (fifteen years ago) link

i was certain this would be a gear! thread

mookieproof (mookieproof), Saturday, 6 November 2004 19:17 (fifteen years ago) link

He got a hair cut. His bro was there too along with another guy (didn't recognize).

gygax! (gygax!), Tuesday, 9 November 2004 21:47 (fifteen years ago) link

wait, you saw him again?

bnw (bnw), Wednesday, 10 November 2004 15:24 (fifteen years ago) link

WAS HE HOLDING?

David R. (popshots75`), Wednesday, 10 November 2004 15:40 (fifteen years ago) link

no no, just the once... sorry. i got back in town and had to elaborate.

he offered me some maui wowie and some windowpane, but i didn't have enough cash to procure.

gygax! (gygax!), Wednesday, 10 November 2004 15:59 (fifteen years ago) link

Bummer, brah.

David R. (popshots75`), Wednesday, 10 November 2004 16:06 (fifteen years ago) link

I don't even know who that is!

adam... (nordicskilla), Thursday, 18 November 2004 03:14 (fifteen years ago) link

i, too, ate 10 tacos next to jeff weaver last night!

sorry...i just saw spartacus.

jonathan quayle higgins (j.q. higgins), Thursday, 18 November 2004 21:02 (fifteen years ago) link

three months pass...
Atlanta just put up an 8-spot (of tacos) on Jeff Weaver. Nice offseason chumply.

gygax! (gygax!), Thursday, 3 March 2005 19:13 (fifteen years ago) link

Good thing the game counts!

David R. (popshots75`), Thursday, 3 March 2005 19:30 (fifteen years ago) link

THIS TIME IT COUNTS

gygax! (gygax!), Thursday, 3 March 2005 19:32 (fifteen years ago) link

THIS TIME IT'S TACOS

Jams Murphy (ystrickler), Thursday, 3 March 2005 19:43 (fifteen years ago) link

*fistpump!*

David R. (popshots75`), Thursday, 3 March 2005 19:44 (fifteen years ago) link

Albert Pujols served up two tacos to Mr. Weaver, and it's only the 4th inning.

gygax! (gygax!), Monday, 7 March 2005 19:08 (fifteen years ago) link

FISH TACOS

The Obligatory Sourpuss (Begs2Differ), Monday, 7 March 2005 20:13 (fifteen years ago) link

How's Derek Lowe's taco count?

David R. (popshots75`), Monday, 7 March 2005 20:14 (fifteen years ago) link

This thread is the greatest.

Thermo Thinwall (Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 7 March 2005 20:14 (fifteen years ago) link

http://home.comcast.net/~kevin.rys/awesome.jpg

otto midnight (otto midnight), Wednesday, 9 March 2005 01:06 (fifteen years ago) link

Derek Lowe has pitched 5 scoreless innings so far. most of the dodgers spring training embarassment has been limited to Weaver and some terrible infielding errors.

Dude, are you a 15 year old asian chick? (jingleberries), Wednesday, 9 March 2005 01:32 (fifteen years ago) link

i had no idea where else to link this

gygax! (gygax!), Tuesday, 15 March 2005 17:45 (fifteen years ago) link

this is for gygax:

Coming up: Jeff Weaver will bring the highest ERA on the staff (10.61) into Wednesday's game against the Baltimore Orioles at Vero Beach. Weaver had a 6.99 ERA last spring and started the season with a 6.07 ERA in April before getting back on track. This will be his fourth start of the spring.

Dude, are you a 15 year old asian chick? (jingleberries), Wednesday, 16 March 2005 18:08 (fifteen years ago) link

Dude's still flushing the lemon juice & vinegar out of his system - give it time.

David R. (popshots75`), Wednesday, 16 March 2005 19:00 (fifteen years ago) link

hahaha... SLAYER!!! thanks bill-ay! say hi to your roomie for me! ;-D

gygax! (gygax!), Wednesday, 16 March 2005 22:36 (fifteen years ago) link

Is it so hard to eat 10 tacos?

MVP (nordicskilla), Thursday, 17 March 2005 00:26 (fifteen years ago) link

y'know...if ilbb tees were to be made, the quote "i ate 10 tacos next to jeff weaver" would have to be included.

jonathan quayle higgins (j.q. higgins), Thursday, 17 March 2005 14:36 (fifteen years ago) link

Back to the topic at hand:

Weaver gave up 8 hits and 1 walks over 6 innings yesterday, only serving up 3 soft tacos as opposed to the much harder variety that Albert Pujols introduced him to last week.

gygax! (gygax!), Thursday, 17 March 2005 18:46 (fifteen years ago) link

Weaver's getting the big home opening start. Wish I could be there..

Dude, are you a 15 year old asian chick? (jingleberries), Thursday, 17 March 2005 21:08 (fifteen years ago) link

three weeks pass...
EIGHT INNINGS PITCHED, NO RUNS, ONLY FIVE HITS AND ONE WALK

HI LEEE I AM INTRIGUED BY YOUR ORGANIZATION'S LITERATURE AND WOULD LIKE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT YOUR DELUDED CULT I MEAN BINGO CLUB

David R. (popshots75`), Tuesday, 12 April 2005 14:46 (fifteen years ago) link

yay! my favorite thread.

jonathan quayle higgins (j.q. higgins), Tuesday, 12 April 2005 15:02 (fifteen years ago) link

Where the heck was this thread hidden?

David R. (popshots75`), Tuesday, 12 April 2005 15:07 (fifteen years ago) link

The Angels broke off negotiation talk with Jered Weaver, their 1st round draft pick in June, after their $5.2M/yr. offer did not meet Boras' expectations.

gygax! (gygax!), Tuesday, 12 April 2005 15:46 (fifteen years ago) link

http://losangeles.dodgers.mlb.com/images/2005/04/08/gcgY9n9Y.jpg

maura (maura), Tuesday, 12 April 2005 16:45 (fifteen years ago) link

"Tacos?"

David R. (popshots75`), Tuesday, 12 April 2005 16:45 (fifteen years ago) link

I read they put in Weaver as a pinch runner the other night. wtf?

Actor Sizemore fails drug test with fake penis (jingleberries), Tuesday, 12 April 2005 18:48 (fifteen years ago) link

Pitchers pinch run all the time! Sometimes, they even do it well!

David R. (popshots75`), Tuesday, 12 April 2005 18:56 (fifteen years ago) link

I hereby declare it "TACO DAY" in Chavez Ravine. Pedro Feliz, Marquis Grissom and Edgardo Alfonzo are doing their best to keep the taco shells filled.

Coaching visit to the mound and only one out. SF 3, LA 0.

gygax! (gygax!), Tuesday, 12 April 2005 19:29 (fifteen years ago) link

IT'S TACO TIME! 4-0.

gygax! (gygax!), Tuesday, 12 April 2005 19:31 (fifteen years ago) link

5 fucking TACOS!

These aren't those long tacos that you get at some places, these are strictly more of the station to station variety.

gygax! (gygax!), Tuesday, 12 April 2005 19:32 (fifteen years ago) link

Ha ha! I was just coming to this thread to declare a "tacofest"!

Thermo Thinwall (Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 12 April 2005 19:32 (fifteen years ago) link

To his credit (cough), 5 runs on only 31 pitches is pretty efficient.

David R. (popshots75`), Tuesday, 12 April 2005 19:46 (fifteen years ago) link

Hey Dave, do you like Tacos?

Leeenge de Bruijn (Leee), Tuesday, 12 April 2005 19:50 (fifteen years ago) link

Um ... maybe?

David R. (popshots75`), Tuesday, 12 April 2005 19:52 (fifteen years ago) link

http://korvas.net/Pictures/apples.jpg

HOW DO YOU LIKE THEM TACOS.

Leeenge de Bruijn (Leee), Tuesday, 12 April 2005 19:56 (fifteen years ago) link

OK, Spartacus - talk to me when the G-pen doesn't blow the lead. FEAR THE REPKO.

David R. (popshots75`), Tuesday, 12 April 2005 19:57 (fifteen years ago) link

AARGH why wait for the pen when Woodman's "dealing" and Feliz is "fielding"?

Leeenge de Bruijn (Leee), Tuesday, 12 April 2005 20:02 (fifteen years ago) link

Was he rocking a Don Omar longsleeve?

Andy K, Sunday, 27 December 2009 17:55 (ten years ago) link

ha, no, it's pretty warm down here

stupid fruity crazy jag (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 27 December 2009 21:16 (ten years ago) link

two months pass...

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/dodgers/2010/02/weaver-is-back-yet-again-and-could-easily-be-staying.html

Jeff Weaver is not only back in the Dodgers’ spring training camp, there is an excellent chance he will be back with the team when it returns to Los Angeles.

Professionally, it’s been a tumultuous past few years for Weaver. If not for his entire nine-year career.

But now he sits at his locker at Camelback Ranch as a non-roster invitee, without guarantee of a major league job, and seemingly at peace.

Weaver said he is done with the Triple-A uniform, which is the only one he wore in 2008. At age 33, and as of Wednesday a new father, he appears ready to seize his current opportunity or live with the results if he does not.

"That’s why I came back," Weaver said. "It was more of a situation where I really don’t want to do the Triple-A thing again. I’ll be content with whatever happens with me now."

He came to the Dodgers' spring training camp last year too, but when camp broke was headed to Triple-A Albuquerque. Called up on April 30, he stuck for the rest of the season.
He proved a valuable swing man for the Dodgers, finishing the season 6-4 with a 3.65 ERA in 28 games. In seven starts, he went 2-1 with a 3.13 ERA.

It’s his proven ability to both relieve and start that makes him a strong candidate to again make the Dodgers this season. Even though they were unwilling to sign him except as a non-roster invitee.

Weaver said he did have opportunities to sign a major league contract, but the Manhattan Beach resident and Northridge native wanted to remain in Los Angeles.

"There was a couple, but not a situation I wanted to encounter," he said. "Especially with the baby coming. I’m just really comfortable with the chance to be at home in a stable situation."

Andy K, Tuesday, 2 March 2010 16:04 (ten years ago) link

The question is, do the Dodgers retire his number when he makes it to the hall of fame?

mayor jingleberries, Tuesday, 2 March 2010 16:58 (ten years ago) link

two months pass...

With his 100th win, Jeff Weaver passed Sparky Lyle, Vicente Padilla, George Suggs, Elam Vanglider, and several others on the all-time wins list and is now tied with Brett Tomko, Dick Tidrow, Zane Smith, Randy Jones, Moose Haas, and several others. Only 560 pitchers have more career wins.

Andy K, Sunday, 9 May 2010 12:00 (ten years ago) link

one month passes...

K'd by Jered, but later got his bro to 4-3.

Andy K, Sunday, 13 June 2010 23:47 (nine years ago) link

http://blog.mlive.com/its-just-sports/2009/06/large_theweaves.jpg

Andy K, Tuesday, 22 June 2010 17:24 (nine years ago) link

even tho that's the first time i've ever seen their dad, i could've picked him out of a line up even w/o the jerseys

kaká flocká flame (J0rdan S.), Tuesday, 22 June 2010 17:31 (nine years ago) link

yea srsly the tacos do not fall far from the taco truck, apparently

johnny crunch, Tuesday, 22 June 2010 23:47 (nine years ago) link

one month passes...

I ate 5 tacos last night, it looks like Weaver is eating his tonight.

_▂▅▇█▓▒░◕‿‿◕░▒▓█▇▅▂_ (Steve Shasta), Saturday, 31 July 2010 04:12 (nine years ago) link

all you can eat taco bar in SD tonight?

_▂▅▇█▓▒░◕‿‿◕░▒▓█▇▅▂_ (Steve Shasta), Tuesday, 3 August 2010 05:36 (nine years ago) link

Judging from his expressions, Weaver ate the brown guac prior to the game.

Andy K, Tuesday, 3 August 2010 11:01 (nine years ago) link

one month passes...
two years pass...

8 years removed from 10 tacos.
RIP weaverbros

citation needed (Steve Shasta), Wednesday, 7 November 2012 05:47 (seven years ago) link

two years pass...

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CB_XkM-VIAE4DnW.png

mookieproof, Tuesday, 7 April 2015 14:12 (five years ago) link

The velocity of his brother's final pitch was 87.2 mph.

http://bit.ly/1Fi8wMr

He entered with the bases loaded, escaped unscathed, and earned a HOLD for his one-pitch effort.

Andy K, Tuesday, 7 April 2015 15:29 (five years ago) link

three weeks pass...

@MikeDiGiovanna
#Angels P Jered Weaver: "I'm pretty much serving BP up there. I have to figure out a way to work with what I've got."

Andy K, Sunday, 3 May 2015 23:00 (five years ago) link

two months pass...

jered weaver rehabbed at inland empire tonight; supposedly his fastball was 'sitting' 82

mookieproof, Friday, 31 July 2015 04:55 (four years ago) link

i bought 3 cheesy crunch gorditas last night but could only eat 2

qualx, Friday, 31 July 2015 04:58 (four years ago) link

had the last one tonight, it was cold, but still cheesy

qualx, Friday, 31 July 2015 04:58 (four years ago) link

this is just to say

qualx, Friday, 31 July 2015 04:59 (four years ago) link

one month passes...

That was some bullshit gamesmanship from Seager, though.

Andy K, Thursday, 17 September 2015 20:53 (four years ago) link

yes

mookieproof, Thursday, 17 September 2015 21:12 (four years ago) link

five months pass...

This is an elaborate joke, right? Jered Weaver on...stretching.

"It doesn't feel like your body's supposed to do that, but it needs to," Weaver said. "I just hated the feeling of it. It's like nails on a chalkboard to me. But, if you're gonna commit yourself to staying in this game, if your passion and love is still in it, you're gonna do what it takes to get through that. I'm well aware of what I need to do. I'm going to stay on top of it as much as possible."

Weaver, 33, spoke Sunday at Tempe Diablo Stadium, where the Angels are continuing spring-training exercises. He has thrown two bullpen sessions here and earned positive reviews from the team.

He worked hard at stretching this off-season, he said, and began throwing one month earlier than usual to see if the stretching was working. It was. Weaver said his stretching and massage work was primarily "old school," with "a lot of knees and elbows."

http://www.latimes.com/sports/angels/la-sp-angels-20160222-story.html

Andy K, Monday, 22 February 2016 07:14 (four years ago) link

@pedromoura
Jered Weaver did not throw a pitch faster than 83 mph in his first spring inning

mookieproof, Friday, 4 March 2016 20:26 (four years ago) link

he's saving it for the regular season

Im proud of lil' weav for being a better junk baller than his big brother

carthago delenda est (mayor jingleberries), Friday, 4 March 2016 23:05 (four years ago) link

After spring debut, Angels' Jered Weaver passes torch to Garrett Richards

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/garrett-706849-torch-jered.html

Hopefully he won't have to reach so far that he becomes limber enough to crank it up to 84.

Andy K, Saturday, 5 March 2016 13:50 (four years ago) link

topped out at 80 today, gave up three homers in 2 2/3

mookieproof, Wednesday, 9 March 2016 22:18 (four years ago) link

btw i really love that b-ref's automated projections have him earning one save this year despite his having never, in his career, pitched in relief

mookieproof, Thursday, 10 March 2016 00:44 (four years ago) link

Jered Weaver’s Fastball: Sorry … this is taking a little longer than I thought … almost there

Klaw: Take your time. We’ve got another half hour at least.

Michael: Guys like Weaver and Sabathia presumably wouldn’t make their teams if they were 24 and making $500k. Is it fair to ask then, why don’t those teams just realize the sunk cost and release them?

Klaw: In Weaver’s case they might have to do that – how can you let him start if Carlos Perez could just catch Weaver’s fastball with his teeth?

we can be heroes just for about 3.6 seconds (Dr Morbius), Friday, 11 March 2016 17:08 (four years ago) link

two weeks pass...

@JeffFletcherOCR
Angels Jered Weaver just gave up a 3-run HR in the 1st inning of his minor league game. He's faced 4 A's Class-A hitters.

mookieproof, Wednesday, 30 March 2016 20:23 (four years ago) link

GUTS
GUILE
GUAC

Andy K, Wednesday, 30 March 2016 20:43 (four years ago) link

one month passes...

@pedromoura
Jered Weaver gave up a 2-run double to metalcore fan Jon Lucroy, and did not back up the plate on a close play at home. Milwaukee leads, 4-1

Andy K, Tuesday, 3 May 2016 01:16 (four years ago) link

Daren Willman @darenw
Most pitches 70 MPH or slower since 2014:
Jered Weaver 1047
RA Dickey 401
Despaigne 247
Eric Stults 213
Steven Wright 213
Odorizzi 143

mookieproof, Tuesday, 3 May 2016 14:51 (four years ago) link

two weeks pass...

Currently outdueling Kershaw.

Andy K, Wednesday, 18 May 2016 02:48 (four years ago) link

@msimonespn
Highest Hard-Hit Rate, Pitchers
Jered Weaver 25.4%
Jake Odorizzi 23.3%
Phil Hughes 22.8%
José Quintana 20.4%

Andy K, Thursday, 19 May 2016 15:03 (four years ago) link

two months pass...

@pedromoura
Jered Weaver is topping out at 84 mph through two long innings. 3 runs in, and Minute Maid Park is calling many of his fastballs changeups.

Andy K, Saturday, 23 July 2016 23:56 (three years ago) link

seven months pass...

0.2 IP, 4 ER, 3 H, 2 HBP

@sdutdennislin
Jered Weaver said he's been dealing with some dead arm since his last bullpen. He's had dead-arm phases in past springs.

...

mookieproof, Wednesday, 22 March 2017 21:36 (three years ago) link

Try STRETCHING.

Andy K, Wednesday, 22 March 2017 22:26 (three years ago) link

one month passes...

14 homers allowed in 35.2 IP

mookieproof, Tuesday, 9 May 2017 22:21 (three years ago) link

Greg Zaun (the blue jays wannabe don cherry talking head) has started referring to home runs as tacos.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Friday, 19 May 2017 04:39 (three years ago) link

two months pass...

This is a death.

Andy K, Thursday, 17 August 2017 01:05 (two years ago) link

*scrapes tortilla chip across empty family-size guac container*

Andy K, Thursday, 17 August 2017 01:06 (two years ago) link

thread is now awaiting the next generation of weavers

qualx, Thursday, 17 August 2017 05:07 (two years ago) link

one year passes...

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Of course the Seager parents are in the building for Dodgers vs. Mariners.<br><br>Even with just Kyle playing (get well soon, Corey), his mom Jody had to rep both sides. <a href="https://t.co/Z8ww5aeHQc";>pic.twitter.com/Z8ww5aeHQc</a></p>— Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) <a href="

Of course the Seager parents are in the building for Dodgers vs. Mariners.

Even with just Kyle playing (get well soon, Corey), his mom Jody had to rep both sides. pic.twitter.com/Z8ww5aeHQc

— Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) August 18, 2018

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johnny crunch, Saturday, 18 August 2018 03:09 (one year ago) link

one year passes...

Every single time I see "Bernie Sanders campaign advisor Jeff Weaver" I have to remind myself, sadly, that it's not *that* Jeff Weaver. https://t.co/TFlCTSK4tT

— Jon Tayler, Smiling Politely (@JATayler) April 27, 2020

Andy K, Monday, 27 April 2020 19:05 (four weeks ago) link


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