Friday, June 23, 2017

Briefly. (very)

So let me get this straight. Mitch Moreland is playing with a broken toe and Pedroia is on the bench (missed three games) after spitting up blood as a result of a shot to the ribs. Meanwhile, Sandoval is on the 10-day DL with the flu? Ya, right. 

Trivia #1: Who was the last foreign player drafted #1 overall in the NBA?

Trivia #2: What player is tied with Honus Wagner with eight National League batting titles? Hint – he hit .338 for his 20-season career amassing 3,141 hits. 

What’s the stink about the guy (Dyson?) laying a perfect bunt single breaking up Verlander’s no-hitter? First of all, it was in the 6th inning, not the 8th or 9th. Secondly, so what! If you throw a no-hitter you are unhittable. Apparently, Verlander was not. At least he didn’t cry about it but everyone else did. 

Cool headline of the week: “Canadian sniper sets world record with 2.2 mile pick-off of ISIS fighter”

Useless headline of the week: “Oklahoma burglary suspect wore underwear on his head” 

I’m glad Patrice Bergeron again received the Selke Trophy as the best defensive forward. Great recognition. Do they have an award for the best offensive defenseman? Right? 

My quick thoughts on the NBA Draft:

Jayson Tatum – Hey, who knows. Over the past several years, of the 55 one-and-done’s drafted as lottery picks, only 9 have been all-stars. Who knows?

What’s with the interviewing of all the parents? Interview the kid, go ahead and comment on everyone’s suit, but let’s keep the parents out of it. Especially that Odom buffoon!

Josh Jackson – I hope that is the last time you try to wear a baseball hat, unless of course you get a haircut

Lauri (that’s his name) Markkanen, from Finland, was drafted early by some team. Jay Bilas made what at first sounded like a strange comment; “I think he’d better slow down.” He went on to say that, in Finland, speeding tickets are paid based on a percentage of annual income. Imagine that?! The employed must just fly around town! 

I have been very patient with Panda. Finally I can say that it is time to cut the cord. 

If the Patriots stay even remotely healthy, they will not lose a game. This time, a full 19-0! 

Trivia answer #1: Andrea Bargnani, from Italy, by Toronto in 2006

Trivia answer #2: Tony Gwynn 

RIP – Stephen “Flounder” Furst, Otto Warmbier and for Wilbur, Tom Morgan – past owner of the R.I. Winston Rod Company 

“At night when the bars close down

Brandy walks through a silent town

And loves a man who’s not around

She still can hear him say 

She hears him say “Brandy, you’re a fine girl” (you’re a fine girl)

“What a good wife you would be” (such a fine girl)

“But my life , my lover, my lady is the sea”

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