Friday, May 24, 2019

Briefly. 

The girls’ softball team at SUNY Geneseo was trailing Trine University (IN) 3-1 in the final inning of the Division-III Women’s College World Series, and had runners on first and second and two outs. Senior pitcher Kate Saupe rounded a fake throw to second and her teammates did their best to sell that the ball was errantly thrown into centerfield. The runner on second broke for third only to be tagged out by the pitcher who had the ball the entire time. Game over – DOH! 

Trivia #1: What is the nickname of Trine University (IN)?

Trivia #2: Who is the only goalie to have his name appear on the Stanley Cup as the captain of a Cup-winning team? Terry Sawchuk, Jacques Plante, Patrick Roy, Charlie Gardner, Bernie Parent?

Trivia #3: What player holds the record for most career goals in the Stanley Cup Finals? Wayne Gretzky, Jean Beliveau, Gordie Howe, Maurice Richard, Mark Messier, Guy LaFleur? 

Now this is just wrong. Despite the objections of workers at an animal shelter in Chesterfield, VA, the executor of a woman’s estate had Emma, her healthy Shih Tzu mix, euthanized, cremated and buried with her. Say I, thankfully she didn’t have any children! 

Brock Holt, rehabbing in Triple-A Pawtucket, is batting .300 during a recent, modest 6-game hitting streak. His problem is, when he returns to the big-boy club, he will be even more relegated to spelling Devers/Bogaerts and now Mike Chavis due to Chavis’ recent rise.

Tyler Thornberg is on the IL. Thank the Lord!

The Ole Miss men’s golf team was participating in the NCAA Regionals in CA and needed to finish in the top five to advance to the NCAA Championship. The Rebels were up four strokes over LSU for the final spot when freshman Sarut Vongchaisit hit a bird with his third shot and the ball fell out of bounds. He finished the hole with a nine, finished the round seven over and Ole Miss finished one stroke behind LSU for the final spot. 

The Saints’ Ted Ginn Jr. will race you, or anyone, for $10,000. 

Marv Albert continues to be one of the all-time great commentators. 

Yes, the Bruins beat St. Louis in the Stanley Cup Finals in 1970. DYK, the Blues had also lost in the Finals in 1968 & 1969? 

Useless information supposed to fire my imagination. Headline: “Halle Berry defends latest topless cooking photo, new back tattoo” Ya, I’ll skip that article. 

Greek NBA star Giannis Antetokounmpo has agreed to fund the construction of an indoor basketball court in a fire-ravaged area outside Athens where at least 100 people were killed last year. Nice. 

Parenting, you’re doing it right! Bryan Bellace, 23, was arrested last Sunday after a video circulated seemingly showing him urinating in a playground on a memorial for a 9-year old boy who had died of cancer. Bryan’s father, Bruce, subsequently fired him from Bruce Bellace Plumbing & Heating, the family business. 

Chris Sale has one win in last 14 starts dating back to last season. 1-5 with 8 ‘No Decisions’. 

Trivia #1 answer: What is the nickname of Trine University (IN)? – The Thunders

Trivia #2 answer: Who is the only goalie to have his name appear on the Stanley Cup as the captain of a Cup-winning team? Terry Sawchuk, Jacques Plante, Patrick Roy, Charlie Gardner, Bernie Parent? – Charlie Gardner (Blackhawks, 1934)

Trivia #3 answer: What player holds the record for most career goals in the Stanley Cup Finals? Wayne Gretzky, Jean Beliveau, Gordie Howe, Maurice Richard, Mark Messier, Guy LaFleur? – Maurice Richard (34) 

R.I.P. Tim Conway (85) – I missed this last week as he died on May 15. One of the funniest, most talented comedians of all-time. (my opinion) 

“To seek the secret river Alph
To walk the caves of ice
To break my fast on honeydew
And drink the milk of Paradise”
 

Good night everybody!

One thought on “Friday, May 24, 2019

  1. Didn’t get one answer right, but will say Tim Conway falling down the stairs in slow motion, and shooting himself up with novacane were classics

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