Friday, August 3, 2018

Briefly. 

As if Friday’s weren’t good enough. The Sox, down 4-0, put a 15-spot on the yankees last night! Oh, happy days. 

Trivia #1: Who was Josip Nikolai Peruzovic?

Trivia #2: Who was the first Dominican-born MLB player to reach 3000 hits? 

It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity! 

I don’t care the sport, hall of fame inductions are worth the watch! 

Most things that you eat with a fork you can get away with eating with a spoon, if you have to. A salad is not one of them. 

I came across the Tour de France over the weekend. The crowds along the route are incredible, as is the coverage. It has to be one of the most popular sporting events in the world. 

Role player, maybe? But I like Eric Decker. Go Pats! 

You can’t say enough about a good, honest, reliable mechanic. 

Did you hear (about) the Philly fans chanting E-A-G-L-E-S at Fenway during the Sox series earlier this week? I read a Philly sports writer who wrote “never, ever, change, Eagles fans.” Never change Eagles fans? Boston fans would have done the same given the situation. Philly fans got nothing on us! 

When something barely hits you, you get “nick’d.” Why Nick’d. Why don’t you get Paul’d, or Steve’d? 

This week’s sign of the apocalypse: Headline Wednesday morning: “Between the starters and substitutes, the Nationals offense accounted for 243 Draft Kings fantasy points.” 

Scum: Two people were arrested Sunday in Redding, CA on suspicion of looting homes that had been evacuated earlier due to an explosive wildfire. 

Hats off to Rick “Nifty” Middleton, having his number (16) retired by the Bruins. If not for injuries, he’d be in the NHL Hall of Fame. I’ll throw in a trivia question here. Who did the Bruins trade to land Rick Middleton in 1975? 

Disturbing trend. It’s the middle of summer and some stores are out of stock of some back-to-school supplies, such as bulletproof backpacks and bulletproof inserts for backpacks. A campus in Oklahoma has installed bulletproof shelters for students and teachers, just in case.  

Chiyo Miyako was awarded a Guinness World Record shortly before her death for being the oldest person alive. She was 117. Me, I set my own personal record this morning for consecutive days alive… 

Quote/Line of the week: I’m assuming you’ve heard of, or been to, Three Dollar Dewey’s in Portland, ME. “$1 Lookie; $2 Feelie; $3 Dewey” 

Trivia #1 answer: Who was Josip Nikolai Peruzovic? – WWE Hall of Famer Nikolai Volkoff. He died on Monday at the age of 70. Though he played a villainous Russian, he was Croatian and Yugoslavian.

Trivia #2 answer: Who was the first Dominican-born player to reach 3000 hits? – Adrian Beltre (just last July)

Throw-in trivia answer: The Bruins traded Ken Hodge to the NY Rangers for Rick Middleton. 

“And if you listen very hard
The truth will come to you at last.
When all are one and one is all
To be a rock and not a roll.”

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