Friday, November 10, 2017

Briefly.

First, let me apologize for botching last week’s trivia by putting the answer immediately after the question. This ain’t easy ya know!

Trivia #1: Who holds the AL record for shutouts in a season for left-handed pitchers?

Trivia #2: What player has the following post-season statistics – .470 OBP, .744 slugging, 1.2 OPS, 13 homeruns?

Trivia #3: I promised someone an NBA question. Who holds the record for most 3-point field goals made in one game with no misses (9)? Hint: He was a punk. 

I’ve mentioned on more than one occasion that people who leave children in cars in hot weather should be hung, to put it nicely. But alas, two high school freshmen have come up with ‘Baby Saver 2000.’ They are the youngest pair to ever win the Betty A. Loew MD Award for outstanding service to children. Baby Saver 2000 is a device that attaches to any car seat and registers the weight in the seat and the temperature in the car. If the temperature goes over a set number , a sensor in the key fob engages the panic button alerting the driver (idiot). 

I’m a big fan of ESPN’s 30-for-30 series. Coming out soon is one entitled ‘Two Bills’ starring Belichick and Parcells. That has to be a must-see! 

If you rob a house boat that is docked are you a burglar or a pirate? 

The Celtics have gone from  0-2 to 10-2, adding to their NBA record of consecutive wins following an 0-2 start. I’ll be there on Sunday hoping they continue. In a related story, the New Orleans Saints started the season at 0-2 and are now 6-2 and they are even playing defense! 

Congratulations to Shalane Flanagan, 36, the first American woman to win the NYC Marathon since 1977. I’m a fan. She attributes her success to three words – Hard work. Patience.

Now, in NAZCAR news… 

Quote of the week brought to you by Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton: “We lost a great player, but nevertheless the Titanic still has to go.” 

Now I can see why Mike Evans got suspended last Sunday for his cheap shot, but how AJ Green doesn’t get suspended is beyond me. An around-the-neck, body-slam take-down, followed by an ill-advised punch to the head/helmet? $42K fine? Come one, man! 

Bob Costas warns that the future of football, as we know it today, is bleak because the sport “destroys people’s brains.” 

I’m not sure I have this straight. Did the Houston Texans release quarterback Matt McGloin or was that Pat McGroin? 

Monday night marked the 36 year anniversary of Mike Gorman and Tommy Heinsohn calling Celtics games together. I love both of those guys. 

Give-away hint to the first two trivia questions – same player. 

Now, in soccer news… 

TJ Maxx in Puerto Rico, has continued to pay its employees even though they haven’t worked in weeks due to Hurricane Maria. Very nice! 

Riddle me this. Yankees’ catcher Gary Sanchez needs a Spanish-to-English interpreter while Yankees’ pitcher Masahiro Tanaka needs a Japanese-to-English interpreter. Yet, when the two make up the Yankees battery on any given night, Sanchez will go out to the mound and speak with Tanaka. We could have a lot of fun over a couple of beers discussing how those talks go. 

Brett Hundley, Green Bay Packers QB, is not very good. BTW, did you notice his helmet on MNF? Looks a little old-school, not much padding. Good luck with that! 

Trivia answer #1 & #2 – Babe Ruth

Trivia answer #3 – Latrell Sprewell 

“Dilly dilly!” 

R.I.P. Angela Conte Iannalfo, 43. Too young, too soon, too terrible.

R.I.P. Ray Halladay, 40. Amongst other stats, in 2010 while pitching for the Philadelphia Phillies, Roy went 21-10 with a 2.44 ERA and 219 K’s. He also pitched a perfect game on May 29 of that year AND a postseason no-hitter on October 6. At the time of his retirement he was the active leader in complete games with 67. DYK, his given name was Harry Leroy Halladay III.   

“Holly came from Miami, F.L.A.

Hitched-hiked her way across the U.S.A.

Plucked her eyebrows on the way

Shaved her legs and then he was a she

She says “Hey, babe,

Take a walk on the wild side.”

Said, “Hey, honey,

Take a walk on the wild side.”

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