Drank (and Dice-K) Prove Unsuccessful
Earlier today, on the recommendation of a friend, I decided to try out the new “anti-energy” drink, “Drank”.
Drank is a unique drink because, unlike energy drinks, it is designed to help you relax, or “slow your roll,” as the company puts it. While I’m not sure exactly how they pull this off (and I probably don’t want to know), it’s an interesting idea and the beverage has become very popular, despite only one flavor having been released so far. Just like anyone, I’ve been taught and urged not to drink energy drinks, and I know that they are bad for you and result in some of the worst crashes you can get. I am always wary of health issues and I’m proud to say that I had only had one energy drink in my life so far (a green apple “Monster”, which was pretty awful).
However, I have had a very long week and I really felt the need for a little relaxation. After my disappointing effort in the first half of the year (grades-wise), I have stepped up my focus and I’m working harder. So, really, I don’t blame myself for needing to relax a little. The thing is, I probably could have done that without Drank. Anyways, back to my interesting afternoon.
I opened the can and tried my first sip of Drank. I had hoped for it to be good, and it was. The sugary grape taste was delicious, almost making you forget the immense amount of sugar you’re really consuming. I finished it over the course of about 45 minutes, and lay back to take a quick nap, or something along those lines. About 25 minutes after that, I began to feel my eyes drooping and I felt nice and relaxed. Unfortunately that’s really all it amounted to. The rest of this “experience” was one long yawn-fest and then a terrible stomach ache that I still have. My high hopes for Drank had crashed and burned, and I was left with a sour and disappointed feeling.
Therefore, I would not recommend this so-called “anti-energy” drink to anyone, unless you really need the sleep or something. But why am I writing this on a baseball blog?, you may wonder. Honestly, I didn’t really have much baseball-related stuff to write about, and I wanted to share my Drank adventure with you. But have no fear, for after much thought I have found a lame way to connect Drank and baseball.
I thought about the characteristics of Drank: it is something I had high hopes for, appeared to be good at first, and then failed miserably, along with much pain. Well, to me that sounds a little like Daisuke Matsuzaka’s 2009 season.
As Julia reminded me, I have forgotten to comment on the recent news about Dice-K and what we all thought was an injury developed early in the ’09 season and in the World Baseball Classic that kept Matsuzaka from returning to the form of his ’07 and ’08 seasons. Apparently it has recently been discovered that in fact that the injury happened before the WBC and that Dice-K neglected to clarify this with anyone in the Red Sox organization. Maybe this is one of those moments where you don’t really know what the guy was thinking, but it does annoy me a little that I had thought all along that this injury really couldn’t have been prevented, and in fact Matsuzaka has now said that he may have “stressed it too much.” I love the guy, but that’s pretty bad. I have high hopes once more for Matsuzaka’s 2010 season, in which he will hopefully rebound from ’09 and become one of our aces again.
Before I regret ever posting this ridiculous attempt on my part at connecting bad energy drinks and Daisuke Matsuzaka, I should go ahead and post it. I’m not sure how much time I’ll have to blog during the weekend, but I’ll try to get at least one post done.
Thanks for reading.
Any drink that is too caffeinated or makes me go to sleep I’ll avoid at all costs. I’ve had bad experiences with them, I’ll just leave it at that.
In other words, Matsuzaka should have a great 2010 season.
Matt- Same with me generally, but for some reason today I really needed it. I certainly hope so, and I think he will.
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Thanks for the tip about Drank. I wasn’t planning on trying it, but now I definitely won’t! What is it with pitchers who keep their injuries to themselves? It happens all too often and it never goes well for anybody.
Jane- Either way, now you know!
I really don’t know, it really does happen too often. I guess it’s just one of those things where the guy thinks it’s gonna turn out right at the time, and then it gets worse and worse and he doesn’t really know where to stop. It’s something that I wish happened a lot often.
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I’m not sure if we can trust Dice-K yet. He’s one of my favorite players, but I’m not getting my hopes high up yet.
True, we can’t get our hopes up yet. But I’m still confident, and pretty much anything will be better than last season. 🙂
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Good point. Dice-K probably hit the bottom of his career: but he did have an injury, so maybe at top form his numbers would have been better.
Uh…hello..I’m the “BTB” and I’m a Snapple-Holic. That first step is a doozy. But that was pretty beat of Dice not to come foward. I’m not going to begrudge him for it though. Do a better job going foward. Sometimes it’s tough being a stranger in a strange land.
Brad Penny played through the season injured and later blamed the injury for playing so badly. Oh well, why didn’t he say that he was injured?? It does hurt the whole team.
Dice-K lost all trust last year and now we can throw on the fact if Japan needs a pitcher we know he’ll chew and screw and go back to Japan. At least that is the image he has built up, but he can repair it with some hard work.
BTB- Thanks for the comment. Snapple is actually pretty awesome, I haven’t had it for a while. You’re right, it can be tough to be a stranger, as Dice-K was. We’ll see how he deals with this kind of thing in the future.
Cat- Jeez, that’s pretty annoying. At least be honest once you get caught, right? Hope this kind of thing doesn’t happen too much in the coming season.
Lorcanmccormick- I think, although he had a disapointing season last year, he can repair that image for sure. Hopefully he remains faithful, though.
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hey remember Fenway News from a Red Sox fan? I’m doing a series of breakdowns on the AL and NL and its divison thought you’d like it. At least check it out!