Friday, June 29, 2018


I forgot my phone at home today. It’s a beautiful day! 

Trivia #1: What is Wolof?

Trivia #2: Name the three MLB pitchers with 20-win seasons in three different decades. 

On June 21st, MLB celebrated the 113thMidnight Sun Game by organizing an unprecedented 24 hours of “Play Ball” events around this year’s game in Fairbanks, Alaska. Throughout the 24-hour period of daylight during the summer solstice, MLB and its partners – the American Legion, PONY Baseball and Softball, USA Baseball and USA Softball – hosted a number of baseball and softball activities for both adults and kids. The Midnight Sun Game was between two collegiate summer baseball teams, the Alaska Goldpanners and the Orange County Surf at Fairbank’s Growden Park. The game, first played in 1906, started at 10pm and used no artificial light. 

If you have the perfect sandwich, you add bacon to it. Arbys, we have the meats! 

Sox/Yankees, again. This is the first time since 1978 that the Sox/Yanks have met and had the best and second-best record in baseball. The two have never met this late in the season when both teams have had a winning percentage of better than .650. This is the first year since 1901 that the two best teams in baseball have been led by first-year managers. Rafael Devers and the yankees’ Gelber Torres, both 21, are regular starts for their teams. The last time the two teams met with two 21-year old starters was 1970 (Ken Brett, Sox and Johnny Ellis, Yankees). Bring it on! 

Xander Bogaerts leads all of baseball with 280 2-strike hits since the 2015 season. 

Tom Brady was voted, by his peers, the best player in the NFL for the second consecutive year. That to me, by his peers, is the highest honor. 

There are a lot of good apps out there but the garlic bread with side of marinara at Butch’s Uptown is becoming one of my favorites. 

The Anaheim Angels’ Shohei Oshanti, phenom from Japan who can hit/pitch like The Babe, has a bad elbow. I hope he gets healthy. 

John Daly will not play in a tournament run by the USGA after the organization denied his request for use of a golf cart in the U.S. Senior Open. The 52-year old Daly next plans to play (and use a golf cart) at the Greenbrier Classic, a PGA tour event, beginning July 5, provided his knee is OK. He injured it last April when his RV was hit by a car in a Hooters parking lot. Go figure. 

The PawSox’ Rusney Castillo, remember him? He was named to the International League All-Star team. The problem is we may never see him back with the big league team due to his annual salary of $10.38 million salary, which would have huge implications on taxes, their 2019 draft pick and overall financial flexibility. 

Researchers at Northwestern University, Chicago, and Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, have developed a small-molecule drug that can stop the movement of cancer cells and so prevent their spread to other areas of the body. Early tests in mouse models of different human cancers showed that the orally administered compound KBU2046 inhibited metastasis, reduced bone destruction, prolonged survival, without any evident toxicity. 

What is a hotdog without celery salt? 

Trivia #1 answer: What is Wolof? Wolof is a language of Senegal, the Gambia and Mauritania, and the native language of Wolof people. The official language of Senegal is French though about 40% (approximately 5 million people) of Senegal’s population speak Wolof as their native language.

Trivia #2: Name the three MLB pitchers with 20-win seasons in three different decades. – Bob Feller, Warren Spahn and Roger Clemens 

“Touch me
Take me to that other place
Reach me
I know I’m not a hopeless case

It’s a beautiful day”

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