Friday, April 30, 2021

Briefly.

People cheating on their taxes disgusts me. This is not the world I want to raise my 23 dependents in.

Trivia #1: On Wednesday night, Jason Tatum and Jaylen Brown became just the 2nd set of Celtics teammates, in a regular season game, where both players had >= 35 points, >= 7 rebounds and >= 4 assists. Who are the other two players?

Trivia #2: What does “Impfneid” mean?

Trivia #3: Which school is not in the top five of schools that have provided the most 1st round NFL draft picks since 1980 – Florida State, Ohio State, Alabama, USC, Miami (FL), Florida

I’m not sure about you, but I can picture myself sitting next to Mel Kiper, turning and telling him to STFU.

I enjoyed the 1st round of the NFL draft last night. ICYMI, the first three picks were quarterbacks, the Jags became the first team ever to select both a QB and RB (Trevor Lawrence and Travis Etienne) from the same school (Clemson) in the first round and “your New England Patriots” got the QB they seemingly wanted without having to move up. In Bill I trust!

Why does it seem as though every time that Jason Tatum touches the ball, he shoots? Why does it seem as though every time that Jaylen Brown touches the ball, he shoots? OK, not EVERY time but you get the picture.

Red Sox reliever Garrett Whitlock, plucked from the Yankees in the offseason via the Rule 5 Draft, has incredible “stuff” that just seems to be getting better. He throws a 95 mph sinker and an 83 mph changeup, big differential. Fun to watch.

The Red Sox’ new offseason acquisition Franchy Cordero has struck out 25 times in his 47 at-bats this season. In the 19 games where he has had an official at-bat, he has had at least one strike out in all but 3 of them.

Sex… and drugs… and rock n roll.

The Toronto Maple Leafs clinched a playoff spot. Already?!

Hmmm. Indonesian officials working to determine how a military submarine with 53 crew members sunk earlier this month during a training exercise said the vessel may have been hit by an internal solitary wave in the treacherous waters off  Bali.

Even when the shift (MLB) proves itself effective, I don’t like it.

In the Mets 1-0 loss to the Red Sox the other night, pitcher Jake deGrom tied Nolan Ryan for the most strikeouts (59) through his first five starts of a season. Poor Jake allowed one or fewer runs for the 33rd time in his career, third this season, and still picked up the loss, most in the majors since he made his debut in 2014.

Sometimes I like to mess with my family and put their stuff where they can’t find it. Like I put their shoes in the shoe closet, their jacket on a hanger and their keys on the key hook.

In the last 100 Bruins games where Brad Marchand has scored a goal, the Bruins are 80-10-10. Let me add that Taylor Hall has scored 5 goals in his first 10 games with the Bruins. He had scored 5 goals in his previous 50 games.

Trivia #1 hint: The year was 1970

This week’s sign of the apocalypse: Chicago is sending specially equipped buses into neighborhoods to deliver COVID-19 vaccines, Detroit is offering $50 to people who give others a ride to vaccination sites, and starting Monday will send workers to knock on every door  in the city to help residents sign up for shots. Other places around the U.S. are offering other incentives from free beer, pot and doughnuts, savings bonds and a chance to win an all-terrain vehicle.

Trivia #1 answer: On Wednesday night, Jason Tatum and Jaylen Brown became just the 2nd set of Celtics teammates, in a regular season game, where both players had >= 35 points, >= 7 rebounds and >= 4 assists. Who are the other two players? – John Havlicek and Don Nelson on 2/25/70

Trivia #2 answer: What does “Impfneid” mean? – Impfneid means “vaccination envy” and is one of more than 1,200 words added to the German vocabulary during the pandemic.

Trivia #3 answer: Which school is not in the top five of schools that have provided the most 1st round NFL draft picks since 1980 – Florida State, Ohio State, Alabama, USC, Miami (FL), Florida – Florida State (#6)

Be careful out there.

“In a place you only dream of
Where your soul is always free
Silver stages, golden curtains
Filled my head, plain as can be
As a rainbow grew around the sun
All the stars above who died came from
Somewhere beyond the scene you see
These lovely people played just for me

Green grass and high tides forever”

– Outlaws

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