Friday, May 31, 2019

Briefly. 

Wednesday was the St. Louis Blues first ever Stanley Cup Final win, but you knew that. 

Trivia #1: What Red Sox record does Bill Buckner hold?

Trivia #2: What St. Louis Blues player was in the movie “Forrest Gump”?

Trivia #3: What player led the St. Louis Blues in scoring (points) in the 92-93 season? 

I received some change the other day and got a couple of shiny, new 2019 pennies. They’re wicked shiny. 

If listening to joe Buck isn’t painful enough, Saturday night he was talking about how many games the Sox were out of first place. Ahhhh, it wasn’t even Memorial Day yet, Joe. 

Moneymaker. Nepal has issued 381 permits this year at $11K per to climb Mt. Everest. In a related story, the “Death Zone” near the summit is living up to its name as seven more climbers died there just last week, most of them caught in a traffic jam of climbers on the way to and back form the summit. 

I am not a fan of the “Official Shot of the NHL” – Jägermeister. Though it may be older, I consider it a millennial drink. 

Don’t look now but JBJ’s average is up to .185. 

I saw a headline referring to why people are not buying groceries online. Hello!? How do you squeeze the Charmin online? 

Mike Milbury is such a redneck. He showed his true form on Wednesday night between the 3rdperiod and OT dropping a “what the fudge!” – What a goof 

Thought for the day: “A flute with no holes is not a flute and a donut with no holes is a Danish.” – Ty Webb (Caddyshack) 

Say what you want about playoff hockey, it’s just better with Doc Emrick. 

Thanking donors, you’re doing it wrong. In the premium seating area at Sanford Stadium (University of Georgia), beer and wine will be sold to only donors who have agreed to give tens of thousands of dollars to the school. In the specific area where drinking is permitted, you are not able to view the game. Gimme a break.   

Useless headline of the week: “AL East could be decided this weekend if Red Sox don’t show up for critical series” 

Trivia #3 hint: He was once a Boston Bruin. 

In recent days, river gauges along the Mississippi River between St. Louis and Quincy, MO have come within feet of their all-time record levels. There is potential for some gauges to set new records as they crest. Farther south, the Arkansas River has swelled out of its banks such that both Arkansas and Oklahoma have declared states of emergency in response to the flooding. 

Rafael Devers is on a short list of players who have an extra base hit and a run scored in seven straight outings, at the age of 22 – Ronald Acuna Jr (2018), Jack Clark (1978) and Hank Aaron (1956), all in the NL. In the AL, he is the first player to do it in the past 80 years, Barney McCosky (1939). (Be thankful that Barney wasn’t a trivia question today!) 

Did you see Cleveland’s relief pitcher, Adam Cimber? He pitches from the windup. His right foot is just in front of the rubber, parallel with it and his left foot is perpendicular to the rubber, toes facing centerfield! He uncoils and throws sidearm/submarine style. Bizarre. 

R.I.P. Bart Starr (85) – QB of the Green Bay Packers from 1956 to 1971, he won five titles including the first two Super Bowls in 1967 and 1968, winning MVP honors in both. He was league MVP in 1966 and was inducted into the HOF in 1977.

R.I.P. Bill Buckner (69) – as underappreciated a local athlete as there ever was. 

Trivia #1 answer: What Red Sox record does Bill Buckner hold? – The single-season record for at-bats by a left-handed hitter (673 in 1985) (come no, you didn’t know that?!)

Trivia #2 answer : What St. Louis Blues player was in the movie “Forrest Gump”? – Brendan Shanahan (was in a football scene)

Trivia #3 answer: What player led the St. Louis Blues in scoring (points) in the 92-93 season? – Craig Janney (106) 

“Long as I remember, the rain been comin’ down.
Clouds of myst’ry pourin’, confusion on the ground.
Good men through the ages, tryin’ to find the sun;
And I wonder, Still I wonder, who’ll stop the rain.”

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