Friday, August 10, 2018

Briefly. 

On Monday, the White Sox’ Matt Davidson became just the second player in MLB history with 15+ homeruns and 3 pitching appearances in the same season. The other? The Babe. (The Angels’ Shohei Ohtani will be there in no time, 11 & 9 so far this season) 

Trivia: Who is the only player in MLB history since 1933 to hit for the cycle three times in his career?

Speaking of cycles… I know it’s a rarity but after last night’s game, the recap went off on Mookie for over 5 minutes with barely mentioning the score. Yes, they haven’t been losing much lately but, had say Brock Holt hit for the cycle, I don’t think he get as much play. Tom Caron, relax. 

Speaking of Tom Caron, Steve Lyons is an idiot. 

Regarding last Sunday night’s, come from behind win over the yankmees. I challenge you. All things considered, tell me of a better, regular season win for the Red Sox, ever. 

Speaking of which. Andrew Benintendi has two career walk-off hits, both against the yankees’ Aroldis Chapman. Chapman’s 39 pitches (only 9 strikes!) in the 9th inning Sunday night were his most in an appearance since 2015. 

I shouldn’t say it but… only three teams have failed to finish in first place when leading by 9 ½ or more games in August or later – the 1993 Giants, the 1995 Angels and the 2006 Tigers. 

Useless information supposed to fire my imagination: Tony Renda, who scored the winning run Sunday night as a pinch runner in his Red Sox debut, went to the same high school as Tom Brady. 

Last one and I’ll get off my Red Sox horse, really. Over the past 10 seasons, the yankmees have lost just twice when leading by three-plus runs entering the ninth inning. Both losses have been to the Red Sox. Over the past ten years the Red Sox are 2-53 (.036) against the yankmees in those games. The rest of MLB is a combined 0-430 against the yankmees. 

The headline read: Stonehenge mystery solved, says breakthrough scientific study. Solved? The following words were found in the article: Possibly, could be, also likely, potentially, unclear, can’t guarantee, and my favorite “tantalizingly close”.

This week’s sign of the apocalypse: Tokyo Medical University officials admit the school rigged exam scores of female applicants to keep women out.

Mookie Betts is the youngest Red Sox player ever to reach 100 homeruns and 100 stolen bases. 

Trivia #1 hint: He was the answer to a question just last Friday. 

NAZCAR CEO and chairman Brian France was arrested in the Hamptons for being under the influence and in possession of OxyContin pills. TMZ referred to him as one of the most powerful people in professional sports. During the incident, France referenced the powerful friends he had, allegedly even mentioning the president. Sounds to me like a classic case of “don’t you know who I am!”. 

If TMZ refers to the aforementioned Brian France as being one the most powerful people in professional sports, just what “sport” are they referring?? 

I heard an interview on ESPN radio the other day with the 7-time “King of Cornhole.” The name escapes me but is totally irrelevant. Mike Golic asked him what I thought was a ridiculous question: Do you have a go-to move that you use when you really need it? Go-to move?! It’s freakin’ cornhole! Anyway, the guy’s response was classic. He said, “Ah, reach for my beer?”

On Wednesday the 10 millionth Ford Mustang rolled off the line at the automaker’s Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Michigan further cementing the model’s place as the best-selling sports car of all time.

R.I.P. Australian golfer Jarrod Lyle (36) after a long struggle with cancer. Let me tell you something. If you die at 36 after a long battle with anything, that sucks.

R.I.P. British children’s entertainer Barry Chuckle (73). Barry’s real name was Barry Elliott. (I know several people whose last name could be changed to ‘Chuckle’)

Trivia answer: Who is the only player in MLB history since 1933 to hit for the cycle three times in his career? Adrian Beltre 

“Where have you been hiding out lately, honey?
You can’t dress trashy till you spend a lot of money.
Everybody’s talkin’ ‘bout the new sound
Funny but it’s still rock and roll to me”

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