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What I Learned Yesterday...

Posted on: July 19, 2009 3:23 am

Three things I didn't know before July 18, 2009:

--MLB umpire Jim Wolf is Los Angeles Dodgers' hurler Randy Wolf's older brother.  Having lived around Philadelphia for so long, I figure I should have known this by now, but it was gleaned from an FSN Prime Ticket show called Before the Bigs which aired after the Astros-Dodgers game tonight.

--According to his official PGA Tour dossier, the American tied for 8th at Turnberry with 18 holes left to play; namely rising star and former NCAA golf phenom Bryce Molder, was born with no left pectoral muscle (which makes that side of his chest concave), and also with Poland Syndrome, a fairly rare defect that made his left hand much smaller than his right. He underwent two surgeries before he was 5 years old because three fingers on his left hand were webbed together up to the knuckle.

--And finally from the "This Date in History" files: On July 18, 1980, Tom Watson held the 54-hole lead at the Open Championship and an odd thing happened to the Baltimore Orioles; for the ninth straight game they faced a left-handed starting pitcher, which set a Major League Baseball record.  Well, yesterday, 29 years later to the day, Tom Watson held the 54-hole lead at the Open Championship, and, oh, by the way, the Baltimore Orioles tied their own record when they squared off against a left-handed starter for the ninth straight game.


Since: Dec 8, 2006
Posted on: August 1, 2009 8:29 pm

What I Learned Yesterday...

I hand my kudos as always to Pirateball.  An excellent read from an outstanding author.  It would have been amazing had Tom Watsom wrapped his hands around the claret jug in victory once again.  Alas. we give our congratulations to Stewart Cink the native of the Yellowhammer State of Alabama.

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