Friday, August 2, 2019

Briefly. 

Welcome to August. The first true sign that football is right around the corner! 

Trivia #1: On Wednesday, the Washington Nationals’ Juan Soto hit his 20th homerun of the season. He is just one of three players in MLB history to have two 20-homer seasons before the age of 21. Name the other two.

Trivia #2: See trivia #1 – only four other players have one 20-homer season before the age of 21. Who is not in that group: Ken Griffey Jr., Mike Trout, Ronald Acuna, Giancarlo Stanton, Carlos Correa.

Trivia #3: In financial terms, what does EBIT stand for? 

People often ask me (never), what happened to Steve Pearce, last year’s World Series MVP? After signing a one-year, $6.25M contract with the Sox, Pearce was out with a calf injury before hurting his knee while rehabbing. He is hoping to come back this month. He played in 29 games this season, plus some time in the minors, hitting .176 overall. 

This week’s sign of the apocalypse: Pennsylvania native Kyle Giersdorf won $3 million on Sunday for the top spot in New York’s global Fortnite online video game tournament. He’s 16 years old. 

Did you watch any of the thrilling 14-10 Falcons/Broncos exhibition game last night? Me neither. 

This is the time of year when your golf game is either starting to come around or (see above), football is right around the corner! 

Things work out… I don’t. 

Quote of the week: “That’s a big league pair of shoes is what that is.” – Eck referencing a strikeout, looking. 

Headline of the week: “Pittsburgh Steelers’ JuJu Smith-Schuster gifts season tickets to fan who tattooed autograph on head.” (I saw the picture, he tattooed the signature next to the Steelers logo – on the side of his head!) 

Coors Light – official beer of drinking in the shower! (if you haven’t caught the commercial yet, I hope you do) 

I want to say “put a fork in ‘em” but I keep hanging on. It’s a disease.  

R.I.P. Nick Bouniconti (78) – Former Boston Patriot (AFL) and Miami Dolphin (NFL) won two Super Bowls, was named to the Pro Bowl eight times and was an All-Pro selection five times. He ironically (I think) outlived his son Nick, a quadriplegic since 1985. Together they raised more than half-billion dollars in the search to cure paralysis. 

Trivia #1 answer: On Wednesday, the Washington Nationals’ Juan Soto hit his 20thhomerun of the season. He is just one of three players in MLB history to have two 20-homer seasons before the age of 21. Name the other two. – Tony Conigliaro & Bryce Harper

Trivia #2 answer: See trivia #1 – only four other players have one 20-homer season before the age of 21. Who is not in that group: Mike Trout, Ronald Acuna, Ken Griffey Jr., Giancarlo Stanton, Carlos Correa. – Ken Griffey Jr.

Trivia #3 answer: In financial terms, what does EBIT stand for? – Earnings Before Interest & Taxes 

“Now I ain’t complaining, just tryin’ to understand
What makes a woman do the things she does.
One day she’ll love you, the next day she’ll leave you, Why can’t
we have it, just the way it used to be? Why can’t we have it baby.”

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