Friday, November 8, 2019

Briefly. 

Trivia #1: The Colorado Rockies’ third baseman Nolan Arenado has won a Gold Glove in each of the first seven seasons in his career. He is now in fourth place all time for Gold Gloves won by a third baseman. Name the three players ahead of him. 

Adam Vinatieri, still kicking 50+ yard game-winners. Adam Vinatieri, still missing 40+ yard game-winners. 

I got my flu shot the other day. You should do the same. 

I get so anxious on Election Day. So many political signs on the streets. So many signs! So confusing. This past Tuesday I voted for a real estate agent for School Committee. 

Since when can’t you double team block on a kick-off in the NFL? Why not? 

So Coca-Cola is coming out with is biggest new product release in a decade. Its sparkling water, dubbed “AHA”, will come in eight flavors. I know I know, I’m thinking the same thing – what flavors will go best with vodka? 

Article I’ll skip: “Green Bay Packers’ Aaron Rodgers addresses rumors about his relationship with Brett Favre” 

Ah, now here’s a hint… Researchers working off the coast of a French island in the Indian Ocean made a grizzly discovery Wednesday after an autopsy on a tiger shark’s stomach revealed the hand of a Scottish tourist who had been reported missing days earlier. 

It has been so difficult to generate fan interest in for the Chargers, currently in L.A., that the team is reportedly considering moving to London. After last night, I can see why. 

Quote for the week: “Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.” – Warren Buffet 

Useless information, supposed to fire my imagination… Last Sunday marked the first time in NFL history that three quarterbacks with the same last name all started and won for their respective teams. 

Don’t forget what Veterans Day is all about.

In not so shocking news, former Red Sox pitcher Bill “Spaceman” Lee made the ceremonial “first purchase” for the grand opening of Curaleaf Oxford, an adult-use marijuana business in Oxford, MA. 

In other Boston sporting news, right out of the Book of Red Auerbach, the Boston Bruins’ visiting locker was voted the second worst in the league. 

This week’s sign of the apocalypse: Anyone with parking fines at the University of Alaska Anchorage campus has the option to reduce or cover the cost of their tickets with peanut butter and jelly. (no typo there) 

I’m switching banks. My ATM keeps giving me my bills facing in different directions. 

No, I really mean it! From Florida State President John Thrasher: “I think very highly of Coach Taggart and wish him well.” Ya, after not only firing him as head football coach but doing so knowing the school would have to buy him out for $17M. This just in, alumni donations for his firing topped the $17M mark! 

Trivia #1 answer: The Colorado Rockies’ third baseman Nolan Arenado has won a Gold Glove in each of the first seven seasons in his career. He is now in fourth place all time for Gold Gloves won by a third baseman. Name the three players ahead of him. – Scott Rolen, Mike Schmidt and Brooks Robinson. DYK, Brooks Robinson won 16 Gold Gloves in his career, the most by any player at any position. 

R.I.P. Joe Krugh (86) – My father-in-law. I honestly never heard him say a bad word about anyone. Good guy. 

“Once I ran to you (I ran)

Now I’ll run from you
This tainted love you’ve given
I give you all a boy could give you
Take my tears and that’s not nearly all
Tainted love (oh)

Tainted love” 

– Soft Cell

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