Every show is just the show. Not more “nuggets” and if we go longer then well you are welcome.

The rant show is the theme, which is quickly derailed. New site at www.chipandcernshow.com with show notes, links, clips, etc. 

Cern says “Chip is the tech guy here…” and Cern’s company has the website blocked. Gotta block YouTube, Facebook and can’t download anything unless submitting a ticket to IT. 

Chip still takes notes with pen and paper which somehow got him thinking about baseball and scorekeeping. Sports Authority is going out of business. This guy near ATT park had his own scorebook.

Chip and Cern already on the baseball crutch. 

This guy is keeping score at the baseball games, on the JV baseball team keeping score was a punishment. The guy with the scorebook is bragging about the games he has kept score.

Chip asks “Is this cool?"

“NO!" says Cern

Cern says only two people are allowed to keep a scorebook: the elderly and the people a few cards short on a full deck.

Baseball is a game best observed passively. Drinking beer, checking out hot chick, garlic fries. Chip doesn’t have the attention to detail required to keep a scorebook.

Cern and Tony had SF Giants season tickets and would visit Chip and his wife every weekend in SF. 

This was during 2007 and 2008 seasons where the Giants were not so hot. 

$20 would get you two seats at the Giants back in the day. Chip, Cern, Tony and Chip’s wife would just drink whatever they could get their hands on. Their virgin pallets couldn’t handle the Jack Daniels. 

Cern would black in during the game. He would become sober at the game. 

It was tough to get a cab from where Chip used to live in SF. Chip and Cern would get in shouting matches with cabs who leave their lights on. This was in the pre UBER days. 

We were too drunk during most Giants games to even walk straight let alone try to keep score. Chip and Cern were too poor to drink the $9 Coors Light at the ATT Park, so would get drunk before the game, sober up during the game and the go to the bar to drink $2 Miller High Life. 

Tangent BACK to the scorebook. Cern keeps score for his kids baseball game because he was forced to. Cern tells his story about how he was “volunFORCED” into keeping score. The team mom said she needed a scorekeeper and he said “I know how to do that” which was his down fall. 

Cern is now the official scorebook for both teams and has to sit with two other parents who are keeping score for their respective teams. He can’t even sit with his wife during the games because he has to keep score. One guy has a huge bag of pencils to keep score. He went on to tell Cern he never played baseball.

Cern is a liberal scorekeeper and throws around his “official book” title. 

“So why isn’t 1st base NOT #1 in the scorebook?” was the first question at the scorekeeping clinic. Balking is also a serious point of confusion for these new scorekeepers. 

The Team Mom keeps score on the Game Keeper app, but it doesn’t keep the official book. She forgot everything her dad told her about how to keep score from her childhood. Doesn’t understand how to judge an error. Thinks only it can be caused by the player throwing the ball. 

Chip used the word bee’s dick.

The scorebook was wet when Cern had to keep score. He was using a .05mm lead not the .07mm. The whole book is soaked and the pencil wouldn’t properly record. Cern ended up using a ballpoint pen to record the official book. 

2hrs is the time cut off for the games that Cern is scorekeeping for. Cern is also scorekeeping and scoreboard. Pulling double duty at Little League. 

Some lady walks up saying “we should have a run, but you didn’t record it."

Chip would play baseball then he would go to his job as an umpire. He remembers the fans getting so worried and bent out of shape about what was displayed on the scoreboard. 

The Little League umpires are just wearing VANS shirts in basketball shorts and being slap dicks.

Chip drops a serious umpire knowledge bomb on everyone. 

Chip recalls how boring and long it was to umpire the Little League games. Chip paid for his 1st car by umpiring all weekend. He would use the rest of the money on Skoal or Copenhagen. 

Cern would have gotten tossed from high school games.

Weird grown men who have no kids who would umpire the same Little League team for 12 years in a row. They would have too much power over the kid umpires and they would change the calls. 

Other coaches that are scouting other teams for 10 year old baseball players. 

Chip is about to share his new favorite website, but derails himself with a new MLB strike zone changes

Chip and Cern talk baseball, what a surprise. Steroid era, pitchers era with their low ERAs and now MLB is trying to shift back to the hitters. 

Cern said MLB is looking to expand to Mexico, or back to Montreal. Do you drink the water at the Mexico games? Chip wonders how they will get to the Mexico games over Trump’s big wall. Cern suggests a giant slingshot or catapult. 

Chip’s new favorite website. Umpire Ejection Fantasy League: https://www.facebook.com/UmpireEjections/ Umps get rated on their ejections, if they were correct or not. Tons of cool videos to watch. 

Chip and Cern give thanks to their wives, good pals, Joe, Dana, Tony and more. Thanks for being super fans. 

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