Friday, September 11, 2020

Briefly.

Never forget.

What makes your soul happy, do that today.

Trivia #1: What rock n roll band is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as being the world’s loudest band, registering 117 decibels at London’s Rainbow Theatre?

Trivia #2: What NHL goalie has recorded the most shutouts in a single postseason?

Trivia #3: Which player is not in the top five in MLB career outfield assists for active players? – Hunter Pence, Nick Markakis, Jackie Bradley Jr., Alex Gordon, Jay Bruce, Matt Kemp

So here we go, the NFL. Hoping all teams get in a full season. Let’s get right to it. Who is going to have a better season, Bill Belichick or Tom Brady? I think Brady has more of a chip on his shoulder in that he chose to leave the Pats. Belichick has already proven once, 2007, that he can win without Brady. Arguably, the Bucs have a better offense, the Pats a better defense. Given that last comment my money is on  Belichick.

Article I’ll skip: Here’s what happened during the anthems at the NFL season opener

Dustin Johnson has zero bogies on the 18th hole in his last 27 rounds!

Last night Kansas City’s rookie running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire became the first running back to run for more than 100 yards on Opening Day for a NFL champion team.

The Red Sox Rafael Devers has 10 errors and leads the majors, all positions.

Speaking of leading the majors, Red Sox outfielder Alex Verdugo leads all of baseball with 7 outfield assists.

Trivia #1 hint: The answer is one of AC/DC, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Motorhead, KISS, Led Zeppelin, Rush, The Who, Pink Floyd

Trivia #1 hint part deux: The concert was in 1972

This week’s sign of the apocalypse: About 10% of the population of the state of Oregon have been evacuated due to the wildfires there and in surrounding areas. So far more than 100 wildfires have burned more than 4.3 million acres in 12 western states.

Last week I mentioned the Red Sox’ Bobby Dalbec homering in his first at-bat. I then mentioned his excessive number of strikeouts. Last night Dalbec homered again, his 5th in the last 5 games, a Red Sox record for a rookie. He now has 6 in his first 10 games. But again, entering last night he has three other hits, all singles, and has struck out in a whopping 45.7 percent of his plate appearances.

My Dad was a union guy. He started all my bedtime stories with: “Once upon a time and a half…”

The Celtics vs. Toronto, game 7 tonight. That’s all you need to know, game 7!

Headline of the week: Florida man charged with impersonating an officer after allegedly pulling over off-duty Orlando cop

People often ask me (not that I recall); “Ed, what ever happened to Daniel Bard?” Daniel Bard last pitched in 2013 with the Red Sox after 5 seasons. Bard left baseball due to a severe case of the yips – the sudden inability to throw a strike. Segway to 2020, Bard is back in baseball with the Colorado Rockies. He is 2-2, with 23 K’s in 18 innings against 5 walks. A great comeback story.

Me: “What can I do to help with dinner?” My wife: “Make me a martini.” Me (after pouring the martini): “Glad I could help.”

Trivia #1 answer: What rock n roll band is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as being the world’s loudest band, registering 117 decibels at London’s Rainbow Theatre? – Deep Purple

Trivia #2 answer: What NHL goalie has recorded the most shutouts in a single postseason? – Martin Brodeur (7) in 2003 with the Devils

Trivia #3 answer: Which player is not in the top five in MLB career outfield assists for active players? – Hunter Pence, Nick Markakis, Jackie Bradley Jr., Alex Gordon, Jay Bruce, Matt Kemp – Jackie Bradley Jr. (actually, not even close)

“Nobody on the road
Nobody on the beach
I can feel it in the air
The summer’s out of reach
Empty lake, empty streets
The sun goes down alone
I’m driving by your house
Though I know you’re not home”

– Don Henley

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