Friday, July 5, 2019

Briefly. 

Happy Day-After-the-Fourth. Great holiday, great weather (for some of us), great times. 

Trivia #1: Who is Cori “Coco” Gauff?

Trivia #2: Of the following players, which one was the oldest to appear in an All-Star baseball game? Ted Williams, Cal Ripken, Stan Musial, Barry Bonds, Tony Gwynn. 

Happy All-Star Week next week. I don’t care much for the game, though I’ll watch some of it. Same goes for the Derby. I’m rooting for Vlad Jr. 

Really. A Texas woman opened a tub of Blue Bell ice cream in Walmart, licked the ice cream and put it back in the freezer. Police have identified her, plan to arrest her and charge her with a second degree felony charge of tampering with a consumer product, which carries a sentence of two to 20 years in prison. 

If you’re looking for a reason to party on Sunday morning, find a local bar and sit down for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Final. That’s soccer. USA vs. the Netherlands, 11am. Remember, you can’t drink all day if you don’t start in the morning. 

Disaster! A fire at the Jim Beam warehouse in Versailles, Kentucky, was in its third day of burning yesterday. The warehouse contained 45,000 barrels of “relatively young whiskey.”

Don’t look now but JBJ is batting .232. 

Speaking of the Red Sox, have you listened this year on the radio? Three guys doing the game. Three!?

The 6.4 magnitude earthquake that hit the Mojave Desert yesterday morning has been followed by at least 159 aftershocks of magnitude 2.5 and higher, including six higher than magnitude 4.

Aside from the fact that the Sox put up 21 runs in two games and still got their asses kicked, I thought the whole London-thing was pretty good. Nice venue, attendance was excellent and there was some good entertainment again, aside from the baseball. And, like some people I know, you could have taken in a game as well as stuck around the area and catching a match at Wimbledon. That’s cool. 

Dying, you’re doing it wrong. Indian doctors declared 20-year old Mohammad Furqan dead coincidentally after the man’s family told the hospital that looked after him that they no longer had the funds to pay for his care. As they prepared for his burial, family members noticed movement in his limbs. He is in critical condition at the same hospital, on a ventilator, but not brain dead. 

R.I.P. Tyler Skaggs (27), LA Angels pitcher. I realize stuff like this happens all the time but 27! What a shame.

Trivia #1 answer: Who is Cori “Coco” Gauff? – Cori is the 15-year old who beat Venus Williams at Wimbledon this week.

Trivia #2: Of the following players, which one was the oldest to appear in an All-Star baseball game? Ted Williams, Cal Ripken, Stan Musial, Barry Bonds, Tony Gwynn. – Barry Bonds was 42 years, 11 months and 17 days in 2007.

“Got in a little hometown jam
So they put a rifle in my hand
Sent me off to a foreign land
To go and kill the yellow man

Born in the U.S.A.”

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