Friday, April 23, 2021

Briefly.

If you’re sitting in public and a stranger takes a seat next to you, just stare straight ahead and say, “Did you bring the money?”

Trivia #1: Who is the only player in Red Sox’ history to hit for the cycle twice?

Trivia #2: What unique career statistic does the NBA’s Manute Bol have? He is the only player with such a statistic.

A win for the good guys: A suspected poacher was trampled to death by  herd of elephants in South Africa over the weekend.

Belated congratulations to the UMASS men’s hockey team for their 5-0 win in the NCAA hockey final.

Message to the NBA/MLB, just play the games!!! Really, do these guys need a night off to rest?! Incredible!

That landscaping contract at Augusta National must be a lucrative gig, huh?

Article I’ll skip: “Michigan woman glues eye shut after mistaking nail glue for eye drops“

Good news: (well, good news for some, I guess) – “Swimwear” and lingerie brand “Pour Moi” recently released two sunbathing guides – one for the world and one for the U.S. – to help people decide which countries and states allow nude or topless sunbathing.

If you say something is “heavenly”, just what are you saying? How do you know??

Anytime you set a mark for a storied franchise, in any sport, it is a “claim-to-fame.” Last Friday, the Celtics’ Jaylen Brown became the first player in franchise history to score at least 40 points while shooting at least 85% from the field.

In 2014, the World Health Organization’s alcohol expert, Dr. Kari Poikolainen, stated that drinking only becomes harmful if you consume more than 13 units per day. To put that in perspective, a bottle of wine contains about 10 units. Just sayin’.

Useless information supposed to fire my/your imagination: The University of Notre Dame and Indiana University have announced plans for a home-and-home series with their respective footballs teams in 2030 and 2031.

Useless information supposed to fire my/your imagination, part deux: Dogs can sniff out SARS-CoV-2 in urine samples with 96% accuracy, according to a proof-of-concept study.

I think one of the most underrated statistics in professional sports is “runs scored” in baseball. There’s just not enough credit given for it.

I think I’m past that age where I’ll work out in front of a mirror.

Guy #1: “Hey, she’s not exactly a looker, but I hear she’s a great kid.” Guy #2: “Not a looker true, but I hear she’s got great spin rate!”

Stewart Cink, last weekend’s winner of PGA’s RBC Heritage, is such a classy guy. The 47-year old was not only humble in his post-round interviews, but he had his son Reagan, his caddy, at his side at all times.

“He/she is as dumb as a bag of rocks!” Great saying I think, but really, in many cases it is a compliment for some people, and often a great disservice to a bag of rocks.

For us locals, the Sox, Bruins and Celtics have all been on a roll. Last night it was the Red Sox though that prevented the Boston, Thursday night sweep.

Quote for the week: “Every child is one caring adult away from being a success story.” – Josh Shipp

Maybe, probably, I haven’t been paying attention but why aren’t they posting scores from around MLB on the Green Monster? Covid??

This week’s sign of the apocalypse: The Gwinnett County Board of Education, GA, is still requiring kids to wear masks in school. As one parent put it: “Enforcing 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9-year old children to wear masks for seven hours a day, every day for the past nine months… is not in their best interest.”

R.I.P. HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (99) – arguably the world’s most famous husband, he spent seven decades in the shadow of his wife, the UK’s Queen Elizabeth II, but in turn won widespread respect for his steadfast and constant support of her.

R.I.P. – Bill LaPierre (59) – HHS Class of ’80. Billy was a great guy!

Trivia #1 answer: Who is the only player in Red Sox’ history to hit for the cycle twice? – Brock Holt (2015, 2018)

Trivia #2 answer: What unique career statistic does the NBA’s Manute Bol have? He is the only player with such a statistic.  – He finished his career with more blocked shots than points scored.

Be careful out there.

“Baby, I’m a man, maybe I’m a lonely man
Who’s in the middle of something
That he doesn’t really understand

Baby, I’m a man
And maybe you’re the only woman who could ever help me
Baby, won’t you help me understand?”

– Paul McCartney

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