7th Inning Stretch

Well ladies and gentleman, I am at an impasse.  August could find me in North, Central, or South America.  It´s the 7th Inning Stretch of my journey abroad.   If the Mariners have taught me anything, it´s that no Stretch is complete without the requisite Hydroplane race.

The race will take place in the neutral field that is Panama.  Though technically part of Central America, the land bridge has close historical ties to South America and U.S. interests in the Canal Zone have left a distinctly North American imprint.

So, which boat will it be?

  • Yellow Boat: North America and its great plains will be represented by the Yellow.  This could mean leading a crew in high-desert conservation near Taos, NM.
  • Central America and its impenetrable jungles, the Green Boat. This could mean working at a surf institute with friends in Tamarindo, Costa Rica.
  • Hugo and his compadres will be piloting the Red Boat for the South American selection. This could involve a free ride to Ecuador and farming on a commune.

Got a pre-match favorite?

Exact time and date of gametime is still pending. In the meantime feel free to practice. (space bar accelerates, arrows turn).

Place your bets, ladies and gentleman.  And remember, the only way to win is to shout your boat´s color louder than the guy next to you.

Stay tuned for the results!


3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Mike Runey on 21 July, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    As someone who was once pulled, semi-concious and shoeless out of a drainage ditch in Tamarindo c. 1:30AM, been to Ecuador and currently lives in the Western United States, I feel uniquely qualified to recommend that you get yr ass down to Ecuador post-haste.


  2. Posted by Jake on 29 July, 2010 at 6:26 am



  3. Posted by snordq on 19 October, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    Go Banana indeed!

    The Red Boat was an early favorite but refused to leave the harbor – protesting what it viewed as neo-Manifest Destiny.

    With itchy feet, I had no choice but to buy the first ticket to the land automated service and 24-hour grocery stores.


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