The Brock Star! DYK: Aside from hitting for the cycle on Monday, Holt also hit for the cycle on June 16, 2015.
Trivia #1: Who is the only Red Sox player, besides Brock Holt, to hit for the cycle multiple times in his career?
Trivia #2: In 1985, the Kansas City Royals were the first team to come back from a 3-1 deficit and win the ALCS. What was the first NL team to come back from 3-1 and win the NLCS?
Trivia #3: Who has struck out the most times in MLB postseason history?
Red Sox “fans”, and you know who you are, STFU! Stop telling me about the Red Sox bullpen, or the yankees bullpen. Stop telling me about the yankees bats. The Sox won. They beat the yankees, it’s over! STFU! (and while you’re at it, stop talking about the Astros)
The NFL is a joke with these penalties. Last night, on back-to-back plays, Philly’s Corey Clement gets hit with two, helmet-first hits. Blatant. Joe Buck casually mentions the second but that was it. Not discussion, no calls, nothing. Now don’t get me wrong, that’s fine with me too, but you can’t call the other penalties throughout the league and not call those.
The ALDS was the first playoff series ever where two first-year managers faced off against one another. Advantage, Alex Cora!
David Pastrnak’s goal last night. Wow! Just sayin’.
Why do they not name an MVP of the divisional series?
Quote of the week: “I feel like we’re playing Kansas City.” – Bill Belichick when asked, “Does it feel like you’re playing for the top seed in the AFC with this game…”
Disheartening quote of the week: “Crosby, Stills & Nash will never play another note together.” – Graham Nash
Is there anything more anticlimactic in life than the full-count, foul ball? In all other sports, in critical situations, the crowd gets jeeped up, the tension is high, a play is made and either way, there is a winner and a loser. Not so much with a full count. The crowd is on its feet, screaming away, tension through the roof and doink! The pitch is fouled off. DOH! Do over…
I was notified by WordPress.com that last Friday was my 100th post. Wow! (get a life)
TBS is terrible with their baseball coverage. It’s 2018 folks. We are used to seeing how fast each pitch is. TBS puts it up so you can barely see it and it lasts for about two seconds.
Speaking of TBS, when the catcher or umpire asks the base umpire whether a batter went around with his swing, that automatically warrants a replay. Not always the case with TBS. Terrible.
Birds flying under the influence is very common, as they eat fermented fall fruit, the sugar in the fruit turns to alcohol as they lose moisture. Says a Minnesota park ranger, “Birds don’t digest as quickly and soon they are intoxicated. It would be like chugging a keg of beer.”
Drew Brees has now thrown for more yards than any quarterback in NFL history. That’s a big statement! His family was on the field with him Monday night when he broke the record. (well, soon afterwards, not during the play…) He is also apparently an unbelievable citizen of New Orleans. I’m a big fan.
The commercials for the Google Pixel 3 are hilarious! If you haven’t seen one, google it. (try google.com, great website to google things)
Heading into Monday night’s game, Nathan Eovaldi’s ERA was .036 with 6+ day’s rest. Needless to say, he was well rested that night.
Trivia #1 answer: Who is the only Red Sox player, besides Brock Holt, to hit for the cycle multiple times in his career? Bobby Doerr (May 17, 1944 & May 13, 1947)
Trivia #2 answer: In 1985, the Kansas City Royals were the first team to come back from a 3-1 deficit and win the ALCS. What was the first NL team to come back from 3-1 and win the NLCS? – The 1996 Atlanta Braves vs. the Cardinals
Trivia #3 answer: Who has struck out the most times in MLB postseason history? – Derek Jeter (135) – he also has seen the most pitches in postseason history and has the most hits (200)
Better keep your head
What your good book said
Gonna come at last
Now your crosses
Are burning fast