Friday, April 8, 2022

Briefly.

OK, March 17 has long since passed. Please resume to your normal nationality. See you all on May 5, when we’re all Mexican.

Trivia #1: Why is the “Green Jacket” presented to the winner at Augusta National?
Trivia #2: Who has held the most first, second or third round leads without winning a single Masters?
Trivia #3: Since 1960, Bruce Fleisher has gone the most years between Masters appearances (23). Which player is second and is playing this year? Bonus: How many years?
Trivia #4: Who is the oldest player to make the cut at Augusta?

Happy Opening Day, Red Sox fans!

Bob Uecker, 88, is heading towards his 52nd season calling Brewers games on radio, a job he plans to continue until he cannot do it anymore. He is coming off one of the most difficult periods in his life. It started back in October, when Uecker underwent a third knee surgery — a replacement of a previous replacement of his right knee. He then had two cancerous spots removed from his back. Then on March 11 his daughter Leann, whom Ueck and his wife Judy had been caring for, succumbed to ALS after a three-year battle.  I’m rooting for Ueck!

“He missed the tag!!!”

I’m not a fan of the DH. Having said that, I do like that yesterday the Angel’s Shohei Ohtani was removed from the game as a pitcher but was able to stay in the game as a DH.

The Red Sox will win 91 games this season.

Here in New England, I think the worst possible word used in a weather forecast is “raw.” I hate it when it’s raw.

I wish I had a gallery to stop some of my golf shots from going into the woods.

Speaking of which, I can’t believe it hasn’t happened yet but it’s going to. Someone is going to ping a spectator along standing out along the tee area. Like baseball, that will prompt “those people” to petition for nets and the way people watch golf will change. It’s going to happen.

Is Tom Watson not one of the classiest guys in all of sports?

“As Tiger Woods prepares to embark on another historical milestone to secure his sixth green jacket with a Masters win at Augusta National Golf Course this weekend, many fans of the power swinger will be watching along to see how his longtime girlfriend, Erica Herman, will be cheering him on to victory.” Ah no, not this guy.

Speaking of Tiger, one under yesterday. Impressive. He is in position to make the cut and then who knows. Should be fun.

It’s that time of the year, yes, the NFL draft and that means, Mel Kiper. Shoot me.

Useless information supposed to fire my imagination: President George W. Bush encouraged daughter Jenna Bush Hager to elope.
Useless information supposed to fire my imagination, part deux: The Red Sox play the Atlanta Braves again this season, home and away. Please, make it stop. No one cares.

Don’t miss out! U.S. residents have until April 18 to file their 2018 tax returns, which is the last day of the three-year window. Why am I mentioning this? The IRS revealed there is $1.5 billion in unclaimed tax refunds from 2018.

After North Carolina defeated Duke last Saturday, the cheapest tickets for the championship game on Monday dropped from $130 to $30.

Welcome to spring in New England where whatever coat you grab on the way out of the house, it’s the wrong one.

No, I wasn’t rooting for the UConn women in the NCAA basketball tournament. I imagine fans of teams other than the Patriots feel the same way. You’ve won your championships, now go away.

Article I’ll skip: Will Smith Oscar crisis handled by inner circle fighting to save the actor’s brand.

This week’s sign of the apocalypse: The College of the Holy Cross announced on Monday that its science complex will be formally known as the Anthony S. Fauci Integrated Science Complex starting on June 11, a date that coincides with Dr. Fauci’s 60th class reunion weekend.

I made a playlist for hiking. It has music from Peanuts, the Cranberries and Eminen. I call it my trail mix.

Trivia #1 answer: Why is the “Green Jacket” presented to the winner at Augusta National? The tradition of the Green Jacket at Augusta National Golf Club dates to 1937. That year, members of the club wore green jackets during the tournament so that fans in attendance could easily spot them if they needed to ask questions.
Trivia #2: Who has held the most first, second or third round leads without winning a single Masters? – Justin Rose
Trivia #3: Since 1960, Bruce Fleisher has gone the most years between Masters appearances (23). Which player is second and is playing this year? Bonus: How many years? – Luke List (17 years between Masters starts)
Trivia #4: Who is the oldest player to make the cut at Augusta? – Bernhard Langer (63 in 2020)

Happy National Empanada Day! (It’s Opening Day. I’ll settle for a hotdog)

Be careful out there. (It’s a jungle!)

“Of all the things I value most in life
I see my memories and feel their warmth
And know that they are good
You know that I should”

– Black Sabbath

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