Friday, August 25, 2017

Briefly. 

Yankees radio now includes commercial sponsorship of games’ announced attendance.

Trivia: What boxing class if heaviest? Flyweight, bantam weight or feather weight?

Speaking of which, McGregor doesn’t last two rounds. 

Useless stat: Last Friday night the Red Sox’ Matt Barnes “earned” a “hold.” In two-thirds of an inning he allowed four hits and two earned runs. 

Who isn’t excited about Rafael Devers? Keep this in mind. In 97 at bats he has struck out 27 times. Alarming and climbing. 

Last Sunday, August 20,  the San Francisco Giants were eliminated from playoff contention. 

In case you missed it, the USS John McCain, a destroyer, collided with an oil tanker off the coast of Singapore. DYK, the ship is not named after Vietnam war hero Sen. John McCain but instead named after his father and grandfather, both of them naval commanders during World War II. 

Insightful? On Wednesday night during the Sox/Indians game, play-by-play announcer Dave O’Brien stated that Drew Pomeranz had just struck out his 10th batter of the game. It was in the 5th inning. “Color” commentator Jonny ‘where’s the “H” Gomes’ chimed in; “10 K’s in 5 innings, you do the math. That’s 2 per inning!” I patiently waited for his next line but it never came… 

As of Monday Christian Vasquez was batting .288 and leading all catchers with 200 or more at-bats. 

Godspeed to all in eastern Texas. Wow! 

Going down? Rocio Cortes Nunez delivered her third child by C-section last week at Seville’s (Spain) Our Lady of Valme hospital and was being wheeled from surgery to a recovery room when she became caught in an elevator. Per local media, staff wheeled her onto the elevator, but while the doors opened and shut, the elevator didn’t move. They reportedly decided to try another elevator, and as they were moving her out with the doors open, it started going up. Precise details are unclear but part of her body was outside the elevator and part was in, and reports suggest she was decapitated! 

A NJ football fan has died and in his obituary he asked for 8 Philadelphia Eagles players to be his pall bearers so that they could “let him down one last time.” 

Chick-fil-A has a store inside of the Atlanta’s Falcons new home, Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Unfortunately, since Chick-fil-A first opened in 1946, the restaurant has a strict policy and is not open on Sundays. Really. 

This week’s sign of the apocalypse: ESPN pulled one of its announcers from the University of Virginia’s football game this weekend because of his name, Robert Lee.

R.I.P. Jerry Lewis. DYK; he helped raise over $2.5B (that’s a “B”) while hosting the legendary Muscular Dystrophy Association’s yearly telethon for over 40 years. 

The Trade? I like it.  Win today baby, not tomorrow.

NFL, can’t start soon enough. I feel bad for all those fans who aren’t going to watch anymore. 

Big Beer is still winning. In Massachusetts, the top selling beer by unit is Bud Light, followed by Corona, Coors Light, Miller Light and Budweiser. Bud Light, Budweiser and Corona are all owned by Anheuser-Busch InBev, which is based out of Belgium. MillerCoors, based out of Chicago, owns Coors Light and Miller Light, among others. When broken out by brewery instead of by beer, craft brewers fared a bit better in MA. AB-InBev still topped the chart, followed by MillerCoors. However, Harpoon also ranked with Sam Adams following close behind. “Big Beer” also dominated the sales charts in CT, ME, NH and RI. The only New England state to escape the big beer trend was VT, where Shelbourne-based Fiddlehead Brewing top the charts (though the data did not break out which of its beer was the top seller.) In fact, VT didn’t have any big beer brands on it top seller list instead listing Switchback Ale, the Alchemist’s Focal Banger, the Alchemist’s Heady Topper, and a beer from 14th Star Brewery. You gotta love Vermont! 

Trivia answer: Feather weight. 

$750M+. Huh? 

“If I could be like that,

I would give anything

Just to live one day, in those shoes

If I could be like that

What would I do,

What would I do”

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