Friday, July 6, 2018

Briefly. 

Trivia: What MLB single-season record did Jim Rice set in 1984? 

A 16-year old Florida boy died Thursday in a fireworks accident when the large “mortar” he tried to fire blew up in his hand. Damn. Every year… 

Roberto Martin Antonio Bonilla. This past Sunday, July 1, was Bobby Bonilla Day. Bonilla hasn’t played baseball since 2001 but every July 1st collects a check for $1,193,248.20 from the New York Mets. Payments are due through 2035. In 2000, the Mets needed to free up some cash and chose to pay Bonilla $29.8 million in deferred payments, starting in 2011, instead of the $5.9 million they owed him at the time. 

You know those convicts out on the side of the freeway picking up trash? Have you ever seen a female? 

Because you asked… Tim Tebow is batting .266 (.329 since June 1st) with the Binghamton Rumble Ponies. After Tebow plays in the Eastern League All-Star Game next week, speculation is he’ll be promoted to Triple-A. He turns 31 next month. 

What a tragedy regarding the Thai soccer team that has been trapped in a cave since June 23. What I am having trouble with are the different, conflicting stories coming out. Still, I hope they make it. 

On August 16 the Pawtucket Red Sox will play as the Pawtucket Hot Wieners as part of a special promotion at McCoy Stadium. To commemorate the one-night name change, the PawSox will wear a cap and jersey featuring the Hot Wiener logo. A hot wiener is a staple of the food culture in Rhode Island and is made with a small, thin hot dog consisting of veal and pork, giving it a different taste than a traditional beef dog. It is served in a steamed bun and topped with yellow mustard, celery salt, chopped onions and a seasoned meat sauce. (there we go again with the celery salt) 

I can’t say I ever recall such a stretch of wicked #$%^ing hot weather. And BTW, for those of you who complain because your grass is burnt, it isn’t. Grass doesn’t burn, it dies. 

LeBron to the Lakers. As if I needed another reason to hate him. 

Rondo to the Lakers. As if I needed another reason to hate the Lakers. 

I don’t know whether the rest of you working slobs agree with me but I like the Wednesday holiday. You get through Monday and the next day is technically Friday. A day off, Thursday and the next day is Friday again. Not bad. Not to mention, several people who piss me off on a regular basis are out on vacation this week. 

BTW, no one asked about Tim Tebow. 

Trivia answer: What MLB single-season record did Jim Rice set in 1984? He hit into 36 double plays. 

“If everybody had an ocean
Across the U.S.A.
Then everybody’d be surfin’
Like Californi-a
You’d see them wearing their baggies
Huarache sandals too
A bushy bushy blonde hairdo
Surfin’ U.S.A.”

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