Friday, June 15, 2018

Briefly. 

Last week was missed due to The Penta. Here’s to Charlie! 

Let’s get back on it. Multi-trivia day! 

Trivia #1: Of all the Red Sox’ team batting leaders, who finished the season with the lowest batting average?

Trivia #2: What number did Charlie Penta wear for HHS Hillies’ football?

Trivia #3: On Tuesday, the Red Sox’ Rafael Devers hit his 10th home run of the season and 20th of his career becoming just the third player in franchise history to hit 20 home runs before his 22nd birthday. Name the other two.

Trivia #4: What team has hit the most consecutive solo home runs? Bonus: how many? 

Yankees “slugger” Aaron Judge set a major league record and struck 8 times in 9 at-bats, during last Monday’s doubleheader against the Tigers. He struck out in all 5 of his at-bats in the nightcap, including one with a runner on board in the ninth inning of a 4-2 loss. 

You know you’re getting older when everyone you meet reminds you of someone else. 

Carson Smith. What a waste. I love the guy’s stuff but he just can’t stay healthy. You may recall he threw his glove recently after a lousy inning. Out for the year with shoulder surgery. What a dope! What a waste. 

Trivia #1 hint: The season was 1992 

This will be my last hockey rant until next season. The whole 3-star thing. Sorry puckheads, but what a joke. For those not in the know, at the end of each NHL game three players are “awarded” the one, two and three star players of the game. Spare me. Imagine in the NFL say an offensive lineman getting the #2 star player of the game? Ya, he wouldn’t even come out of the locker room. 

This week’s sign of the apocalypse: According to a survey conducted by market research firm Mintel, nearly 30 percent of younger millennials (aged 24 to 31) reported that they prefer drinking at home because going out takes “too much effort.” 

Quote of the week: “Character is much easier kept than recovered.” – Thomas Paine

I would much rather watch a US Open like this one at Shinnecock Hills where guys are routinely missing 3-foot putts, over a course where they routinely drain 20-foot putts. 

Some of the best names from the 2018 MLB draft: Ford Proctor, Travis Swaggerty, Kumar Rocker, Greyson Jenista, Matt Barefoot and Seth Beer. 

R.I.P. Dwight Clark (61), from ALS. “The Catch.” ‘Nuf said. 

Trivia #1 answer: Of all the Red Sox’ team batting leaders, who finished the season with the lowest batting average? Tom Brunansky batted .266 in 1992.

Trivia #2 answer: What number did Charlie Penta wear for HHS Hillies’ football? – 45

Trivia #3 answer: On Tuesday, the Red Sox’ Rafael Devers hit his 10th home run of the season and 20th of his career becoming just the third player in franchise history to hit 20 home runs before his 22nd birthday. Name the other two. – Ted Williams and Tony Conigliaro

Trivia #4: What team has hit the most consecutive solo home runs? – The San Francisco Giants hit 21 consecutive solo home runs in 2011. 

“Just remember love is life
And hate is living death
Treat your life for what it’s worth
And live every breath”
 

I skipped a week so two tunes: 

“Now go out and get yourself some thick black frames
With the glass so dark they won’t even know your name
And the choice is up to you cause they come in two classes
Rhinestone shades or cheap sunglasses”

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