Friday, June 22, 2018

Briefly. 

Cal Ripken Jr. played 21 seasons and 3,001 games with the Baltimore Orioles. He struck out 1,305 times (once every 2.3 games). Chris Davis has played “almost” 9 seasons with Baltimore and as of last Saturday has played in 1,018 games. He has struck out 1,351 times (1.3 times per game). 

Trivia #1: Hanley Ramirez once made a 7thinning throwing error resulting in the only batter from the opposing team to reach base. Who’s perfect game did he ruin?

Trivia #2: The no-hitter that the pitcher above threw came just 24 days after his teammate had thrown a no-hitter. Who was the other pitcher? 

Back to last weekend’s US Open. In the 2017 US Open there were 90 rounds played under par in the first two rounds. This year, 18. 4 of the top 10 players in the world missed the cut. It was the first ever PGA tournament where Spieth, Tiger and McIlroy all missed the cut.

Useless information, supposed to fire my imagination: Alex Rodriguez Reveals ‘All A-Rod Team,’ With Notable Red Sox Omission 

The Bruins open next season at Washington where they will watch the Caps raise their championship banner. What a kick in the balls. 

Mookie Betts, it’s time to shave. Your beard is in patches and it looks like one of Paul Pierce’s best efforts. Hit the ball, shave the beard. 

An inexpensive, generic drug used around the world to prevent tuberculosis can also reverse type 1 diabetes, long-term, says a study by MGH. Big news! 

In case you missed it, with two outs in Tuesday’s Sox/Twinkies games, Jackie Bradley Jr. threw out a runner at the plate on a fly ball to end the 8th inning? Why the mention? Stat Cast reported he threw the ball 290 ft in the air at 103.4 MPH! Like I wish Marcus Smart could shoot, I wish JBJ could hit. 

The Celtics last night drafted Robert Williams of Texas A&M with the 27th overall pick. Williams, a sophomore, led the SEC in rebounding last year and is known for his defense and getting up and down the floor. On the offensive side, no pun intended, he didn’t hit a single three-point shot and shot 47.1 from the free throw line. 

Quote of the week: “What right isn’t always popular and what’s popular isn’t always right.” – Unknown 

Trivia #1 answer: Hanley Ramirez once made a 7th inning throwing error resulting in the only batter from the opposing team to reach base. Who’s perfect game did he ruin? – Clayton Kershaw

Trivia #2 answer : The no-hitter that the pitcher above threw came just 24 days after his teammate had thrown a no-hitter. Who was the other pitcher? – John Beckett 

“The sun ain’t nearly on the rise
And we still got the moon and stars above.
Underneath the velvet skies,
Love is all that matters. Won’t you stay with me?
And don’t you ever leave.”

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