Friday, July 9, 2021

Briefly.

I’m not sure how many problems I have because math is one of them.

Trivia #1: The ‘JD’ in JD Martinez stands for what?
Trivia #2: Which of this year’s Home Run Derby participants is the only player in MLB history to homer in four straight games to begin his career? – Shohei Ohtani, Juan Soto, Joey Gallo, Trevor Story, Matt Olson, Trey Mancini, Salvador Perez, Pete Alonso

This week’s sign of the apocalypse: 53-year-old tennis great Boris Becker is being condemned for his recent “sexist” comments regarding Hungarian tennis player Marton Fucsovic’s fiancé’. Said Becker, “They do say they have the most beautiful women in Hungary. I wouldn’t know that, but she’s certainly very pretty.”
This week’s sign of the apocalypse, part deux: Headline in local newspaper (yes, I still read a newspaper): “Party welcomes incoming Windham kindergartners” – Do you think they handed out trophies too?

Good times, bad times, you know I’ve had my share…

There was an article in a recent Golf Digest featuring Patrick Reed and his chipping. He said he only uses two wedges around the green, a 57 degree and 61 degree. A few pages later, in the “What’s In My Bag” segment where they showed all of Reed’s clubs, he had three wedges, a 51, 56 and 60 degree. Hmmm.

The rest of this month should be telling for the Red Sox. After next week’s all star break the Sox play the yankees, Toronto, the yankees again, Toronto again and end with Tampa.

Speaking of the Red Sox… the Angels’ Shohei Ohtani is a freak! A 4-1 record with 87 K’s in 67 innings, and 32 homeruns with an OPS of 1.064. Just plain Ruthian!

As for the HR Derby, I’ll take the hometown boy, Trevor Story.

So COVID cases are spiking in Japan and there will be no spectators at the upcoming Olympics. Unbelievable and just too bad.

The weather across the country has been freakish the past couple of weeks. Here in MA we set a record high temperature one day and then a record low (for that day) just three days later. Today you ask?? 2-5 inches of rain!

I may have mentioned this before… Now, I understand some shots in hockey go wide of the net intentionally, setting up a rebound for a teammate, but others just plain miss the net. I think there should be a stat on that – the percentage of shots by a player that just miss the net.

Enrique “Kike`” Hernandez threw a guy out at the plate the other night in the 10th inning. A great throw that you rarely see nowadays. Hernandez later knocked in the game-winning run!

We found out my grandfather is addicted to Viagra. No one is taking harder than grandmother.

Congratulations to the Tampa Bay Lightning who have brought yet another title to the city Tampa. (I know the feeling, and then some!)

By the way, the Stanley Cup is far and away the greatest trophy in all of sports.

“The Match!” I found the DeChambeau/Rodgers vs. Mickelson/Brady golf match to be fairly entertaining. The course itself was simply awesome up there is Big Sky, Montana. I found myself curiously rooting for Aaron Rodgers.

Well, well, well, if it isn’t the consequences of my own actions.

Kataluna Enriquez, “Miss” Nevada, will be the first openly transgender contestant in this fall’s Miss USA pageant.

Trivia #1 answer: The ‘JD’ in JD Martinez stands for what? – Julio Daniel
Trivia #2: Which of this year’s Home Run Derby participants is the only player in MLB history to homer in four straight games to begin his career? – Shohei Ohtani, Juan Soto, Joey Gallo, Trevor Story, Matt Olson, Trey Mancini, Salvador Perez, Pete Alonso – Trevor Story who hit 6 dingers in his first 4 games.

Be careful out there.

“Been forty days since I don’t know when
I just saw her with my best friend
Do you know what I mean?
Do you know, know what I mean?

I just saw her yesterday
I just saw her, ask her to stay
Do you know what I mean?
Lord, do you know what I mean?

– Lee Michaels

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