Friday, August 9, 2019

Briefly. 

Trivia #1: Rafael Devers became just the third player in Red Sox history to hit at least 23 homeruns before the age of 23. Name the other two and what was somewhat ironic about those other two?

Trivia #2: The Atlanta Hawks Vince Carter, 42, is set to sign a one-year contract for his record-setting 22nd season in the NBA. He is currently tied with four others at 21 seasons. Name them.

“Zed’s dead.” – name the movie. 

Headline of the week: “The Red Sox Were The Toast Of Baseball Last Year. Now They’re Just Toast.” 

And you think our country is messed up? In a televised ceremony on his 67th birthday, King Rama X (the king of Thailand) named Major-General Sineenat Wongvajiralongkrn the new Royal Noble Consort, the official title for the chief concubine. Basically, he named her as his official mistress. Sitting next to Rama X during the ceremony was his wife… of less than three months. She is his fourth wife. His first wife was his first cousin with whom he fathered a child. 

On Monday, the Miami Marlins called up from the minors their #5 prospect, Isan Diaz. In the 6th inning of game one of a doubleheader, Diaz came to bat. At the same time his father was being interviewed on television with wife and family next to him. What happened next? You guessed it. Diaz hit his first major league homerun. Great scene. 

I’m Irish. I may not remember, but I never forget! 

Don’t look now but JBJ is still in the lineup. 

Yankees suck. Just sayin’. 

Cheer, cheer, I say. The Medical Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act, passed by NJ Gov. Phil Murphy in April, allows terminally ill patients to end their lives using a prescription administered by a physician. The law went into effect last week. Somewhere, Dr. Kevorkian is smiling. 

Baltimore Ravens rookie defensive lineman Daylon Mack forgot to bring cinnamon rolls to a team meeting on Tuesday. On Wednesday his pickup truck was filled with packing peanuts. 

I love picking on Baltimore’s Chris Davis. On Wednesday night he had to be held back from going after his manager in the dugout during a game. No one is saying why but it is possibly because his manager told him he sucks??  He is currently batting .182 with 111 K’s in 247 at-bats, a clip of 45% of the time. Since 2012 he has struck out 1,355 times at a rate of 37.5% of his at-bats. In 2016 he signed a 7-year, $161M contract. 

Enjoying your drink, you’re doing it wrong. An unidentified 21-year old from Cambridge, MA ordered a Manhattan from a rooftop bar at Manhattan’s 16-story Roger Smith Hotel before leaping off the deck to his death. He didn’t touch his drink.

Bill Belichik vs Matt Patricia. Exhibition I know but, really?

Toronto Blue Jay rookie Bo Bichette has played in 11 major league games since being called up recently. He has now doubled in 9 straight games, a major league record. 

R.I.P. Harley Race (76) – 8-time NWA World Wrestling Champion

R.I.P. Bjorg Lambrecht (22) – Belgian cyclist who fell during in the third stage of the Tour of Poland and died of the resulting injuries. Sad.

R.I.P. Rosie Ruiz (66) – The Most Famous Marathon Cheat In History (actual headline). Cheater 

Trivia #1 answer: Rafael Devers became just the third player in Red Sox history to hit at least 23 homeruns before the age of 23. Name the other two and what was somewhat ironic about those other two? – Tony Conigliaro (easy one) and George “Boomer” Scott. Ironically, both did it in 1966.

Trivia #2 answer: The Atlanta Hawks Vince Carter, 42, is set to sign a one-year contract for his record-setting 22nd season in the NBA. He is currently tied with four others at 21 seasons. Name them. – Robert Parrish, Kevin Garnett, Kevin Willis and Dirk Nowitski.

“Zed’s dead.” – Pulp Fiction 

“You’re as smooth as Tennessee whiskey
You’re as sweet as strawberry wine
You’re as warm as a glass of brandy
And honey, I stay stoned on your love all the time”

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