Friday, April 12, 2019

Briefly. 

No one is going to convince me that the three pointer is a good thing. It’s like a fantasy sport reward. A basket is a basket. What’s next: 9 points for a touchdown run of over 20 yards; 2 points for a goal on a shot from outside the blue line; 2 runs for a homerun of more than 425 feet?? Come on! 

Trivia #1: On March 6, 1951 Charlie Brown appeared in his first baseball game. The perennial loser, who served as the team’s pitcher and manager, usually fielded the same lineup. Match the player to his/her position. Lucy, Snoopy, Linus, Schroeder, Shermy, Pig-pen, Violet, Patty

Trivia #2: Since 1980, how many first round leaders have gone on to win the Masters? 

Good luck to the UMass Minutemen in the finals of the Frozen Four tomorrow night.

Headline of the week: “Scientists reveal first-ever photo of black hole.” – You can’t make this stuff up. (BTW, the image of the black hole was captured from 55 million light years away (one light year is equal to 6 trillion miles) in galaxy Messier 87.

There is a fine line between science and bullsh*t. 

Chris Davis, Baltimore Orioles, is now 0 for his last 53 (61 total plate appearances) dating back to last September. BTW, Wednesday’s crowd of 6,585 at Camden Yards was the lowest ever paid attendance in the ballpark. 

Now I’m not a big Astros fan but any team that sweeps the Yankees (for the first time in franchise history), I’ll shout ‘em out. 

Not only did the Alliance of American Football (AAF) fold last week but members of one of the teams, the Memphis Express, were kicked out of their hotel rooms and found their belongings in the lobby, some of them as much as 17 hours away from home. Additionally, players with injuries won’t be compensated for any lingering medical or rehabilitation costs. 

This week’s sign of the apocalypse: A Houston Astros fan is suing the team for more than $1M after her finger was shattered by a T-shirt fired from a T-shirt cannon by their mascot, Orbit. 

On Wednesday night, the 5th inning for the Mets (vs the Twinkies) went like this: single, walk, walk, base running blunder, walk, hit batsman, walk, walk, walk, 2-run single on their way to a 9-6 win. Seven straight reached base without the benefit of a hit or an error. 

What can I say? I just love the Stones. Fred, Wilma… 

You’re in luck! John Henry has cut the list price of his Florida mansion from $25M to just $15M. The 6.3 acre, lake front estate is located in Le Lac, a gated community near Boca Raton. 

Trivia #1 answer: On March 6, 1951 Charlie Brown appeared in his first baseball game. The perennial loser, who served as the team’s pitcher and manager, usually fielded the same lineup. Match the player to his/her position. Lucy – right field, Snoopy – shortstop, Linus – second, Schroeder – catcher, Shermy – first, Pig-pen – third, Violet – left field, Patty – center field

Trivia #2: Since 1980, how many first round leaders have gone on to win the Masters? – 4 – Seve Ballesteros (1980), Ben Crenshaw (1984), Trevor Immelman (2008), Jordan Speith (2015) 

“Well, the rain exploded with a mighty crash
As we fell into the sun
And the first one said to the second one there
I hope you’re having fun.”
 

Thought I was going Stones, didn’t you?

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