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Wake N’ Blog For September 8th: I Can’t Believe It’s (Deep Fried) Butter

wake-n-blogMLB Roundup. Chris Carpenter threw nine innings of one-hit ball, striking out 10 as the Cardinals blanked the Brewers 3-0. Brad Penny won his home debut for the Giants, giving up two earned runs while striking out 6 in seven innings as San Francisco beat the Padres 9-4. Mark Buehrle won for the first time since his perfect game July 23rd, going eight innings as the White Sox beat the Red Sox 5-1. [ Scoreboard]

U.S. Open. Five points away from losing in straight sets, 17-year-old Melanie Oudin rallied to beat 13th seeded Nadia Petrova 1-6, 7-6 (2), 6-3. Oudinn had already knocked Maria Sharapova and Elena Dementieva in the tournament. []

PGA Tour. Steve Stricker birdied his final two holes yesterday to win the Deutsche Bank Championship. After the win, Stricker is now ranked number two in the world and number one in the FedEx Cup standings. []

I’m pretty sure I gained 5 pounds just by reading this story. Meet Dallas resident Abel Gonzales, Jr. – a man with a dream. His dream was to figure out a way to make the world’s most obese nation just a little bit fatter, and daggum, he’s done it with his culinary invention: deep-fried butter. Few believed it possible, but the dream has been realized. “It’s like a mix between a biscuit or a croissant that is just stuffed to the gills with butter on the inside,” Gonzales said. “I think that’s the best way to describe it.” The concoction will be unveiled to the public at the Texas State Fair later this month, a place where Gonazales previously unleashed deep-fried coke on the unsuspecting masses. Yum. [MSNBC]