Friday, July 13, 2018

Briefly. 

I’m on vaca. You may not hear from me next Friday. Hopefully, someone hears from me… 

Trivia #1: Last week – what MLB single-season record did Jim Rice set in 1984? Answer: He hit into 36 double plays. This week – Who hit into the most double plays in his career?

Trivia #2 (sticking with baseball – tis the season): What 5 pitchers have thrown an immaculate inning (9 pitches, 9 strikes, 3 strike outs) more than once in their career? 

I heard Tim Neveritt’s (sp?) call on the radio last night of Mookie’s grand slam. In case you missed it, 4th inning, 13-pitch at-bat. I have to say it was the greatest, non-playoff, non-game-winning home run call I have ever heard. 

About 24 percent of adults last year said they exercise enough each week, up from 21 percent in 2015. Also, a government study finds that adult obesity is inching upwards. What does this mean? I’m not sure but it sounds to me as though some adults believe that eating a burger is exercise. 

Get this, through 335 at-bats this season JD Martinez was hitting .331 with 111 hits, 28 homers, 21 doubles, 50 extra base hits 87 strikeouts and 77 RBIs. Through 335 at-bats in his Red Sox debut season, Manny Ramirez was .331 with 111 hits, 27 homers, 21 doubles, 50 extra base hits, 88 strikeouts and 85 RBIs. Really 

I’m not certain but I think the World Cup is starting soon. 

Honeymooning, you’re doing it wrong. An Israeli man, Egael Tishman, 24, and his newlywed wife, Shif Fanken decided to go ziplining in Honduras where they had stopped while on their honeymoon cruise. Fanken got stuck about halfway through and her husband crashed into her. Both were taken to a hospital with multiple, serious injuries but Tishman eventually died. 

Trivia #1 hint: He is still playing. 

“Tie goes to the runner.” Isn’t that what we were taught growing up? Well, apparently not. Sunday night during the Angels/Dodgers game, there was a clear tie at first base. Everyone saw it, everyone said it. However, because the runner was called “out” by the umpire, there wasn’t enough evidence to overturn the call. Tie goes to whoever the ump says. 

“Tie goes to the runner.” That’s right up there with “God knows!” 

Trivia #2 hint: One did it three times, the others twice. One did it once in the AL and once in the NL. 

What color is a mirror? (don’t say “clear” because clear is not a color) 

Speaking of Sunday Night Baseball, A-Fraud was interviewing Mike Trout the other night. Mike Trout, the guy who is very well one of the greatest players ever at his young age. By the time the interview was over, A-Hole was giving Trout hitting tips. What an arrogant $%^&! 

If you toast a cold sub is it still a cold sub? 

Trivia #1 answer: Who hit into the most double plays in his career? Albert Pujols

Trivia #2 answer: What 5 pitchers have thrown an immaculate inning (9 pitches, 9 strikes, 3 strike outs) more than once in their career? Sandy Koufax (3), Left Grove, Nolan Ryan (AL & NL), Randy Johnson, Max Scherzer 

The song/tune below is one that could stay in your head pretty much the entire weekend. If you don’t know it, look it up. (remember, google.com is the best web site for googling things) 

“Made the scene
Week to week
Day to day
Hour to hour
The gate is straight
Deep and wide
Break on through to the other side”

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