No matter how good the hand soap smells, never walk out of the bathroom sniffing your fingers.
Trivia #1: Name the Red Sox player: At one time of another, he led the AL in OBP, OPS, runs, runs created, total bases, homeruns, extra-base hits, bases on balls, and times on base. He won eight Gold Gloves.
Trivia #2: Who is Lloyd Cushonberry III?
Trivia #3: Bailey Zappe posted a +100 rating on his first two NFL QB starts. Who are the other two rookies to accomplish the same feat since 1950? – Dan Marino, Andy, Dalton, Dak Prescott, Patrick Mahomes, Tom Brady, Jim Zorn, Eli Manning, John Elway
On this day: October 21, 1975, the Supreme Court rules teachers could spank their pupils after warning. (Had to throw this in as Haverhill, MA teachers ended their 4-day strike last night)
Draft picks, I just don’t get it. When Christian McCaffrey is healthy, and he has been this year, he is one of the most dynamic offensive players in the NFL. Last night the Carolina Panthers sent McCaffrey to the 49ers for their 2023 second, third and fourth-round draft picks, and their fifth-round pick in 2024. I say that is a steal for the 49ers who now have two of the most dynamic offensive players in the NFL with McCaffrey and Deebo Samuel.
On an annual basis, home sales in the U.S. plunged 23.8% in September.
I don’t like the Houston Astros and Alex Bregman in particular but… against the yankees? Go Houston!
Locally, this joke has been getting beat to death, but that’s for a reason. Henry Winkler is on a plane and the stewardess asked him: “Would you like some headphones?” Henry Winkler replied: “Sure!… but it’s pronounced ‘phaw-nz’”
Article I’ll skip: Choose your cheese, wine, coffee and chocolate carefully – they could give you headaches
Good News: The Celtics wore their commemorative uniforms on opening night to honor the late Bill Russel, one of numerous acts they are doing throughout the season for the former legend. They will wear those uniforms 11 times during the season to acknowledge Russel’s 11 NBA titles. Nice!
On Wednesday night, San Diego Padres catcher Austin Nola and Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Aaron Nola became the first ever brothers to face off against each other in the postseason. Parents A.J. and Stacie watched from the stands and showed as little emotion as they could muster. Good theater.
Useless information supposed to fire my imagination: A.J. and Stacie Nola sat in section 111, row 36.
This week’s sign of the apocalypse: I like tuna fish and have begun to mix it with avocado mayonnaise. Avocado mayonnaise. There, I’ve admitted it.
Haverhill, MA borders Methuen, MA. On Tuesday night, Haverhill’s Noah Vonleh (Celtics) and Methuen’s Georges Niang (76ers) were on the court at the same time for an NBA regular season game. Small world (but I wouldn’t want to paint it…).
R.I.P. – Helen (64) – the oldest western lowland gorilla in the U.S. The Louisville Zoo had to make the difficult decision to euthanize Helen due to her declining health.
Trivia #1 answer: Name the Red Sox player: At one time of another, he led the AL in OBP, OPS, runs, runs created, total bases, homeruns, extra-base hits, bases on balls, and times on base. He won eight Gold Gloves. – Dwight “Dewey” Evans
Trivia #2 answer: Who is Lloyd Cushonberry III? An offensive lineman for the Denver Broncos
Trivia #3 answer: Bailey Zappe posted a +100 rating on his first two NFL QB starts. Who are the other two rookies to accomplish the same feat since 1950? – Dan Marino, Andy, Dalton, Dak Prescott, Patrick Mahomes, Tom Brady, Jim Zorn, Eli Manning, John Elway – Dan Marino and Andy Dalton
It will never be today again.
Be careful out there. (It’s a jungle!)
Happy National Reptile Awareness Day!
“Hey, girl, stop what you’re doing!
Hey, girl, you’ll drive me to ruin
I don’t know what it is that I like about you, but I like it a lot
Won’t you let me hold you, let me feel your loving touch
It’s always the same
I’m having a nervous breakdown
Drive me insane”
– Led Zeppelin – Communication Breakdown (and more on bonus Friday!)