Friday, June 21, 2019


The Orioles are 28th in MLB in attendance at 16,758 per game. During last weekend’s Red Sox series they averaged 25,799. 

Trivia #1: What MLB team leads the league this season in attendance?

Trivia #2: In The Wizard of Oz, what is Dorothy’s last name? 

Magic, you’re doing it wrong. A crane lowered ‘Wizard Mandrake’, born Chanchal Lahiri, into the river at Kolkata (India), while the Indian star’s loved ones, fans, reporters and police watched from the river banks last Sunday. But the tightly-shackled 40-year-old failed to emerge from the water after being released into the current from a metal hook in a bid to recreate a Houdini trick. His body was found after a frantic 24-hour search. Before Lahiri entered the river he reportedly said it would be “magic” if he freed himself, but “tragic” if he couldn’t. 

What a great Father’s Day with the 8-run 10thinning in the Sox game. Exciting, at least. Kinda made up for the crappy weather here in the northeast. 

Speaking of that game, what about the giveaway that day at Camden Yard – the orange fedora’s. What a great idea. I thought it was hysterical. 

World Cup. That’s soccer, right?

There was so much time between some hockey games this past playoff season that I wouldn’t be surprised if the Bruins have a game this weekend. 

James Holzhauer, of recent Jeopardy fame, donated $1,109.14 to pancreatic cancer research “For Alex Trebek and all the other survivors.” Nice. Trebek last month revealed that he is “near remission” – something that, in the past, has often been unheard of when it came to pancreatic cancer. 

I haven’t mentioned the Orioles’ Chris Davis yet this season. Ya, he’s still striking out. 72 times already this year which, by the way, isn’t even leading the Orioles! (Jonathan Villar – 76) 

Happy Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year (most sunlight). DYK: Solstice is derived from the Latin words sol (Sun) and sistere (to stand still). 

I love reading all of the basketball experts who bash Danny Ainge and others. Amazing how knowledgeable they all are. 

Be careful out there. Four people have died in the United States this year from carbon monoxide poisoning after leaving a keyless ignition car running in their garage. 

Remember all those stats about Xander Bogaerts that I put out a week or so ago? Ya, he’s currently 6th (6th!) in All-Star voting for AL shortstops. What a joke! 

Don’t look now but JBJ is batting .210, above the Mendosa line and climbing! 

Trivia #1 answer: What MLB team leads the league this season in attendance? – The Los Angeles Dodgers at 47,608.

Trivia #2 answer: In The Wizard of Oz, what is Dorothy’s last name? Dorothy Gale (yes, you do care) 

“It’s getting’ near dawn
When lights close their tired eyes
I’ll soon be with you my love
To give you my dawn surprise
I’ll be with you darling soon
I’ll be with you when the stars start falling

I’ve been waiting so long
To be where I’m going
In the sunshine of your love”

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