Friday, September 22, 2017

Briefly.

Chris Sale, 300 strikeouts. Congrats! DYK, if the Red Sox hold on and win the division, Sale will be the only AL pitcher in the DH era to throw 300 strikeouts for a division winning team. We note the “DH era” because the argument is (a good argument, mind you) that it is more difficult to strike out 300 batters with pitchers batting than it is with a DH. Babe Ruth aside… 

Oh, and the Sox clinched a playoff spot along the way. 

Trivia #1: How many 300-strikeout seasons did Nolan Ryan have? 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 

Signing, you’re doing it wrong. Nothing was funny about Hurricane Irma but… a sign language interpreter in Manatee County on Sept. 8 reportedly confused some of his viewers, warning about “pizza” and later a “bear monster.” The NY Times reported that the interpreter was a lifeguard who has a deaf brother and was selected last minute because there was little time to find one prior to the Board of County Commissioners meeting. 

ESPN gives the Celtics a 12% chance of winning the title this coming season.

Headline of the week: “Free abortions offered to women affected by Hurricane Harvey” – “affected”, is that what you call it??

Headline of the week part deux: “Fireball whisky bagels arrive just in time for tailgating season” 

The Bruins beat the Canadians Monday night. I just like saying that. 

A Pennsylvania high school golfer defied odds (67 million-to-1) when he sank two holes-in-one during the same round (9-hole course). Let the records show that just 4 or so weeks ago two holes-in-one were had in back-to-back foursomes at Bradford Country Club during the Garibaldi Golf League. Odds are that the high schooler was sober… 

If you are a follower/believer in David Meade, a Christian numerologist and self-described “researcher,” what are you doing today given that the world is ending tomorrow?? Meade says that Sept. 23 is foretold in the Bible’s Book of Revelation as the day a series of catastrophic events will begin, and as a result, a major part of the world will not be the same. What am I going to do? I’m going to have a beer and a slice of pizza. 

Andrew Benintendi, that cute little hunk of a man, has four extra inning, game-winning RBIs this season. The most by a Red Sox since Clyde Vollmer in 1951. 

Speaking of the Bruins, what’s a Jack Studnicka? He’s an 18-yeard old wannabe Bruin. 

The Chargers stadium holds about 30,000 people and they didn’t come close to filling it at their home opener. As a matter of fact, word has it that more than half the fans were Miami fans. Why would anyone go? It costs $100 to park! 

Useless information, supposed to fire my imagination… – This Canadian town holds the Guinness World Record for being the world’s only community with two exclamation marks in its name – Saint-Louis-du-Ha!-Ha!

This isn’t being insensitive but don’t tell me to feel bad for people who choose to vacation in the Caribbean during hurricane season.  

This week’s sign of the apocalypse: The mother of a man who police said attempted to rob a Starbucks in California, but was thwarted by a Good Samaritan, reportedly said her son plans to sue because the hero used “excessive force.” 

The Patriots, under Belichick, have never lost at home to a rookie QB. 

A Financial Times journalist was killed by a crocodile while washing his hands at a lagoon in Sri Lanka during a holiday with his pals. The 25-year old Brit is believed to have been dragged under the water at a lagoon called Crocodile Park after being ambushed by the reptile. He is understood to have wandered away from his group to find a ‘toilet’ when he was attacked. 

I guess this is much more meaningful if you are a woman but the headline read “6 Women Accidentally Wear Identical Dresses to Wedding”. I saw the picture and, ironically, they were all ugly too! 

R.I.P. Boxing legend, Jake LaMotta, the onetime middleweight champion of the world who was played by Robert DeNiro in 1980’s “Raging Bull”, died Tuesday, his fiancee told the Associated Press. He was 95. Ya, that’s what I said too! Fiancee?!?! 

R.I.P. Bobby “The Brain” Heenan, 73. Heenan, who worked as a wrestler, professional wrestling manager and commentator for more than 40 years, was “regarded by many as the greatest manager in sports-entertainment history,” said the WWE. 

Trivia answer: 6 – Nolan Ryan went 12 seasons between his 5th 300-strikeout season and his 6th! 

“Talent is overrated. Hard work and consistency is always connected to ones character.” Inky Johnson (I chose to leave in the grammatical errors) 

“Now in darkness, world stops turning

Ashes where the bodies burning

No more war pigs of the power

Hand of God has struck the hour”

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