Friday, July 26, 2019

Briefly. 

Trivia #1: Who is the only tennis player to have won each of the four grand slam events four times? – Steffi Graf, Ivan Lendl, Serena Williams, Jimmy Connors, Martina Navratilova, Roger Federer, Pete Sampras

Trivia #2: Name three players to have worn (or are wearing) number 11 for the Boston Red Sox. 

Congratulations to The Open Champion, northern Ireland local, Shane Lowery. Good for him. 

“River keeps on flowing, never worried ‘bout where it’s goin’” 

Cleveland Indian’s Gerardo Parra’s intro song – Baby Shark. It’s the latest craze, check it out. I love it –https://twitter.com/masnNationals/status/1154518902090678273?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1154518902090678273&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nbcsports.com%2Fwashington%2Fnationals%2Fgerardo-parra-has-nationals-fans-going-crazy-baby-shark-and-we-love-it 

The Sox are in a bit of a bizarre stretch of their schedule with three vs. Tampa, now four with NY, then three more with Tampa followed by three more with NY. 

Typical Sox this season. They score 17 runs one night against the O’s and then score zero runs and nearly get no-hit the next night against a guy without a ‘W’ in two years.

In more sad addict news, former NL Rookie of the Year and CY Young Award winner, and a member of the ’86 World Series Champion Mets and ’96 World Series Champion Yankees, Dwight Gooden is back in rehab. He allegedly has $200,000 to his name. 

This week’s sign of the apocalypse: “NFL commissioner may be forced to testify under oath in Saints Fans’ lawsuit” 

The first NFL preseason game is next Thursday night. Really. 

Failed State Farm slogan: Like a good neighbor, stay over there. 

Listening to Joe Castiglione last week during a Sox/Orioles game. He stated that the Red Sox were looking to get to Baltimore’s bullpen. Uh, Joe. Have you seen our bullpen lately?? 

And you think it was hot where you were last week? It was 108.7 F in Paris on Thursday, an all-time high. All-time highs have also been reached this past week in Germany, the Netherlands and many other locations across the pond. 

Useless information, supposed to fire my imagination: Jeopardy champ James Holzhauer predicts a Super Bowl rematch between the Pats and Rams. 

A 65-year old Serbian man confessed in court on Saturday to calling in a false bomb threat to stop a Lufthansa flight attendant from leaving the country because he hoped she would go on a date with him. 

I think Carlos Pena is a TERRIBLE commentator, for countless reasons. The other night he noted that Xander Bogaerts had a  multiple hit game. He said, and I paraphrase; “That’s good for Xander. A multiple hit game. Go home feeling good. That’s nice.” – The Sox were losing at the time. 

I am so not excited about the upcoming NBA season. So many stars have switched teams. So many teams have gone from nothing to something and something to nothing. I so don’t care. 

Trivia #1 answer: Who is the only tennis player to have won each of the four grand slam events four times? – Steffi Graf, Ivan Lendl, Serena Williams, Jimmy Connors, Martina Navratilova, Roger Federer, Pete Sampras – Steffi Graf

Trivia #2 answer: Name three players to have worn (or are wearing) number 11 for the Boston Red Sox. – If you got anyone other than someone on this list, good for you and I want to know: Rafael Devers, Clay Buchholz, Alex Gonzalez, Bill Mueller, Hideo Nomo, Tim Naehring, Ed Romero, Dave Stapleton, Luis Aparicio 

“Yeah, gonna be so neat
Dance to the Euro beat
Yeah, gonna be so cool
Twisting by the, we’re twisting by the pool

Twisting by the pool
Twisting by the pool
Yeah, twisting, twisting by the pool”

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