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Peter Moylan is not in the best shape of his life

Feb 1, 2010, 5:45 PM EDT

Today is the first day of the Atlanta Braves’ voluntary pitching camp at Turner Field. The AJC’s David O’Brien reports on a meme getting tuned upside-down:

Pete Moylan
packed on a little winter weight during his 3 months back in Australia.
“Meat pies,” he said of the diet staple in his homeland.

Of course Aussies get everything backwards. I mean, they think it’s summer down there right now for cryin’ out loud.  Hellllooooo, Australians . . .it’s February! That’s winter, duh.

  1. Old Gator - Feb 1, 2010 at 5:59 PM

    More likely pie “floaters” (a meat pie in a bowl of split pea soup with a squirt of tomato sauce on top of it). Personally, I prefer pickled wichetty grubs, a platter of steamed Balmain bugs, a goanna tail sandwich and kangaroo couscous when I’m in Oz.

  2. Zach Sanders - Feb 1, 2010 at 6:51 PM

    Old Gator – You’re extensive knowledge of Aussie foods makes me uncomfortable.

  3. Old Gator - Feb 1, 2010 at 8:51 PM

    Aww, that’s nothing. I’ve slipped in and out of Oz numerous times without leaving a ripple and scored great recipes each time. I have a dozen recipes for barramundi, at least as many for buff, three different ways to fry yabbies and know the way to tenderize emu steak so that you can’t tell it from fillet mignon.
    Incidentally, in all seriousness I think ‘roo is execrable, even in couscous (I picked up a recipe for that from the chef at a restaurant called The Running Man in Adelaide – but I use it for duck instead). Mostly, they use ‘roo meat in dog food down there. I’m frankly surprised that even the dogs will eat it. As far as wabbit, they’ll pay you to eat roast saddle of hare down there, in hopes folks will eat enough rabbits to disrupt their breeding cycle (no such luck with cane toads, though). I had suggested that instead of servings bugs and buff together and calling it “surf and turf,” they serve Balmain bugs with roast saddle of hare and call it “Bugs Bunny.”
    But nobody ever listens to me.

  4. Jay - Feb 1, 2010 at 11:13 PM

    Best. Tags. Ever.

  5. Richard Dansky - Feb 1, 2010 at 11:26 PM

    To be fair, “oblong” is a shape.

  6. themarksmith - Feb 2, 2010 at 12:10 AM

    Also, the Coriolis Effect doesn’t really have anything to do with there being a difference in seasons in the hemispheres. It has to do with the apparent motion of objects, though it does influence wind patterns.

  7. Dr Paisley - Feb 2, 2010 at 12:41 AM

    With the Coriolis Effect tag, you now have a proper way to categorize future posts concerning Boras’ efforts to get Johnny Damon a job.

  8. Alex K - Feb 2, 2010 at 8:04 AM

    I’m with you on that. I had a laugh out loud moment at work with them.

  9. Old Gator - Feb 2, 2010 at 8:35 AM

    More like, you can characterize where Johnny Damon’s career has gone. Then again, there have always been two kinds of people in the world: those who turn and watch after pulling the handle, and those whose vertigo is exacerbated by the Coriolis effect.
    Thank Buddha for the Bell Telephone Hour. I spent all my time in third grade science class doodling on my desktop.

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