Friday, July 21, 2017

Briefly. (after a brief hiatus)

I can hear Pablo Sandoval now: “I can’t believe I lost all that weight for nothing!”

Trivia #1: Ian Woosnam, tied for the lead, was assessed a two-shot penalty on the first hole of the final round at Royal Lytham in 2001 for what violation? A) He was late to the first tee b) He had 15 clubs in his bag c) He finished the hole with a different golf ball than the one he used on the tee d) He illegally moved his ball on the green

Trivia #2: Which common word changes it pronunciation when the first letter is capitalized? 

People try to knock the Sox/Yankees rivalry but I sure had a good time with it last weekend. Good theater! 

Headline of the week: Bag of NASA moon dust sells for $1.8M at auction. 

A recent article named Pablo as the worst signing in Red Sox history. Carl Crawford was second. 

A 50-year-old professor and mother from Tuscaloosa, Alabama. A 19-year-old woman in Toledo, Iowa. A 48-year-old man who lives in Seattle. All received free men’s razors from Gillette in recent weeks, along with wishes for a happy 18th birthday and a welcome to manhood – an amusing marketing misfire that left them wondering what led the brand to believe they were all teenage boys. 

Reebok has partnered with David Clark Company to produce an innovative pair of lightweight boots built for galactic travel. The Reebok Floatride Space Boot SB-01 is currently undergoing tests by astronauts and it’s touted as “the first evolution in space footwear in over 50 years” said the brand in a statement. “Space footwear”. That cracks me up. 

A report last year warned that match-fixing was a problem in tennis. But at Wimbledon? The sport’s independent watchdog group said Wednesday that three matches during this year’s event seemed a little fishy and are being investigated. In a release, it stressed that this doesn’t mean the matches were fixed, only it had received alerts about strange betting behavior that warranted a closer look. Alerts aren’t uncommon in the sport – the unit has received 83 alerts so far this year, down from 121 during the same span last year. 

If you haven’t done so in a while, stop at an ice cream stand and get an ice cream cone. Not many things in life are more American. 

Fister?! I didn’t touch her! (A Mike Adams classic) 

This week’s sign of the apocalypse: In Canada, parents successfully petitioned to have their child given a card where no sex was listed, arguing that it was up to the child to decide. 

Maybe it’s me but I’d like to know when was the last time a regular hit a walk-off homerun in extras and then sat the next day.

Skylar Fowler, 1, became the first child to die in a hot car in Georgia this year in a June 15 incident. Skylar’s mother, Dijanelle Fowler, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder, child cruelty, and concealing the death of her daughter, whom cops say was left in Fowler’s car for 6 hours while she got her hair done. She allegedly left the car running with the air conditioning on, but at some point between her 10am appointment and 4pm return to the car, the car died. At no point during her appointment did she leave the salon to check on her daughter. You know, you typically hear of at least a few cases like this every year where children or pets are left in vehicles on a hot day by some negligent parent/owner. These people should be shot, on the spot! 

This week in history. (new feature here?) On July 20, 1969 at Philadelphia’s Connie Mack Stadium, play was halted in the top of the third inning in a game against the Cubbies. The teams moved silently to their respectively baselines and looked skyward as the Phillies’ crowd is informed word has been sent from Neil Armstrong to Mission Control in Houston that the Eagle had landed on the moon. The game will resume after a recording of Kate Smith’s rendition of “God Bless America” is played and a prayer is said for the astronauts over the loudspeaker. Wow, what a moment that must have been! 

Drew Pomeranz – winnings and innings! 

“Silent” and “Listen” are spelled with the same letters.

Trivia answer #1: b) Ian Woosnam had 15 clubs in his bag (you can only have 14). Hmmmm, makes me wonder. What’s the maximum number of beers you can have in your cart???

Trivia answer #2: Polish 

“Everyone’s beneath the trees feeding pigeons on a limb

But when Quinn the Eskimo gets there

All the pigeons gonna run to him.

Come all without, come all within

You’ll not see nothing like the mighty Quinn”

 

 

Good night everybody! 

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