At Cane Rosso, Tryouts for a Mike Napoli Pizza

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Yes, it's another post about Il Cane Rosso. Yes, I'm conflicted about the amount of real estate devoted to the Deep Ellum pizza maker. But this time it's about a badass catcher, so it's a must.

Dallas Morning News sports writer Evan Grant recently bellied up to the pizza bar for a "Name a Napoli Pizza" contest. Along with Il Cane Rosso top dog Jay Jerrier, they have whittled through a pile of grease-stained pizza recipes to come up with three nominees for a Napoli-inspired pizza. Tonight at 7 p.m. you can sample a little of each and give them your input. What they'll actually do with your input really isn't clear, but it's all for fun, so who cares.

The first pie is "Take it like a Napoli Pie," created by Camille Broadway. The first ingredient, tomato sauce, is for "Napoli's willingness to get crushed in the line of duty." It's finished off with mozzarella di Bufala because, Broadway wrote, "I'm pretty sure Cabrera is the size of a small water buffalo."

Doug Fusella submitted the "Napoli Experience." His calls for spinach for Nap's strength, but at the bottom relents that the pie is missing a quarter. "Since Mike (Napoli) is a Heat fan, we know they can only handle the first three quarters."

Local Rangers blogger Jamey Newberg and creator of The Newberg Report is in the game too. The "Napoli Ever After" with artichokes for "R.T. Chokes - Napoli went 4 for 5 in 2011 off Angels righthander Rich Thompson, his old teammate ... with two doubles and a home run among his four hits."

Oh, and then there's this: Pitches and catchers report in two weeks.

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2612 Commerce St., Dallas, TX

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Eric Brown
Eric Brown

I was there last night and didn't see any mention of this. Any idea if it actually happened? 

Jay Jerrier
Jay Jerrier

It happened...Evan Grant, Eric Nadel, Jamey Newberg and a couple of the other finalists all came in.  We made a bunch of pizza, passed a bunch out.  We started around 7pm.  The lucky winner was the Angel Tears as voted on by me, Evan & Eric.

Kergo 1 Spaceship
Kergo 1 Spaceship

fat and greasy; and good for one year.......not worth 13 million.

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

Gronkowski? Nap would of got your bosucks into the tourney last year. He's worth it on a one year, then he'll walk just like Jham..this thing is a machine, with the smartest guy in baseball (JD) pulling the levers. You bosucks could really use a wunderkind GM type like Texas and now the Cubbies have. Welp, atleast you can bask on that Superb..ummm, Stay Hard Kergs!

Kergo 1 Spaceship
Kergo 1 Spaceship

that was a tough loss.....all I can do is stay hard, and wait for truck day(s). 

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

The Sawx are rolling with the Rangers' sloppy seconds at catcher anyway. I'll take Nap over Salty or an old as dirt Veritek.

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

How much do y'all pay Crawford? (POW!)

On another note, isn't sports fun? This dang place has got more boring than a Friday night mixer at Baylor.

Honorable Mr. Tone, while we all appreciate you letting the midget go..atleast the Sporty wasn't boring as misprepared black truffles..(no funeral!)

Sista
Sista

They are far too self promoting and I grow weary of hearing the name Cane Rosso and Evan Grant.

Ralphy
Ralphy

First Texas Rangers B-ball anouncer claims the best veggie burger ever at Granada's Sundown.

And now DMNs b-ball reporter. Evan Grant.................love my Rangers...........

Ralphy
Ralphy

that is Eric Nadel (TR announcer)

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

Nap told Evan what he wanted on the pizza, seems to me they should listen to the guy the pie is named after...whatevs, you silly Dallasans are cray.

Sybils_Beaver
Sybils_Beaver

I bet they take one of these 3, probably Newburgs, and take Napoli's recipe and add them to the menu.  We couldnt actually let the little people of the metro have something cool at a "dallas" institution.

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