Friday, June 28, 2019

Briefly. (really, I’m on vacation) 

Trivia #1: Teaticket is an alias for the name of what Massachusetts town?

Trivia #2: Babe Ruth was sold after the 1919 season, the year he also set a new homerun record. How many did he hit that season? 18, 29, 32, 35, 40, 42, 54? 

Baseball overload. ‘Tis the season. 

So you may have heard that Big Papi’s shooting was a case of mistaken identity? Ya, right. That is like going to Disney with the intent of shooting Mickey Mouse and instead shooting a random tourist.

The women’s World Cup. Get over it. Yes, you! It’s USA vs. the world. Go USA! U-S-A, U-S-A! 

The yankees have set an MLB record for consecutive games (28) with a homerun. Keep it up, but give me the Sox in a 7-game series. 

Speaking of the chankees, Sunday’s game across the pond starts at 10:10am local time. I’m on vacation, at the beach and the forecast is suspect. Brunch and bloodies anyone?! 

Headline of the week. This was an actual headline in the Boston Globe on June 26, 1934: “Red Sox Scalp Indians 6-3 Again Go Into Third Place.” Ya, that would go over well today. 

This past Wednesday night was ‘Margaritaville Night at the Park’ (Hadlock Field, Portland, ME) for the Sea Dogs/Fisher Cats game. All fans were encouraged to wear Hawaiian shirts, the first 500 fans to enter the park got lei’d, any fan that sang at least two lines of any Jimmy Buffet song at the ticket window received a Buy One Get One Free general admission ticket and all were entertained by Tiki Thom and the Beach Band. You gotta love minor league baseball! 

Stat from Tuesday night’s Sox game. David Price has been averaging a career low 92 MPH on his fastball this season. He has also struck out a career high 27.4% of the batters he’s faced. 

Matt Barnes’ ERA is 10.39 pitching with no days rest. 

This week’s sign of the apocalypse: If a student wants a copy of his/her yearbook at a local public middle school here, he/she needs to cough up $27. Middle school!

This week’s sign of the apocalypse part deux: Kevin Durant declines $31.5M player option. 

The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement has decided to not allow sportsbooks to take bets on Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest, despite several requests. 

Throwing heat, you’re doing it wrong (or too much)! St. Louis pitcher Jordan Hicks owned the top 21 fastest pitches in MLB so far this season, ranging between 103 mph and 104 mph. He left last Saturday’s game and was later diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his throwing elbow. 

Look. If you can’t putt, it doesn’t matter whether the pin is in, or out! 

Trivia #1 answer: Teaticket is an alias for the name of what Massachusetts town? East Falmouth

Trivia #2 answer: Babe Ruth was sold after the 1919 season, the year he also set a new homerun record. How many did he hit that season? 18, 29, 32, 35, 40, 42, 54? 29 (he hit 54 the next season with the chankees) 

“Seagulls circle endlessly
I sing in silent harmony
We shall be free”

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