Here we are back to Thursday already.
It’s been a busy week for a guy that’s supposed to be retired.
Last weekend the bride and I celebrated our 28th anniversary with a weekend getaway.
It rained most of the time but that didn’t dampen our time.
The town of Plymouth Ma is famous around the globe for being the landing and settling place of the Pilgrims.
When you see the entering Plymouth sign it reads
Plymouth Massachusetts, established 1620
In the USA, that’s old.
We stayed in a quant B&B right on the harbor with a great view of the white caps swirling around the docked fishing boats.
We ate lunch of fried clams at Woods Seafood on the dock. We would typically walk out the rock jetty
and talk to the fishermen and watch the boats going in and out
With the temps in the 40’s, the rain pelting down and the winds on shore at about 35 knots it was a day to look out the windows at the seagulls soaring, just trying not to blow too far inland. That’s where the dumpster diving gulls and the shellfish eating gulls try not to mix.
After this we went to the Plymouth Bay winery, they have taste testing Saturdays year round.
We were walking around the shop looking at the wine selection and gifts, the Sommelier called us over and told us the price for tasting 11 of their best wines, $5 per person including a complimentary wine glass…how can you beat that.
The wine Sommelier named Mike, had us and another couple sit at the bar and explained the types of wines they make from a fruity sweet white to some dry reds and began with the whites…
Three wines in, the shop began to fill with others and Mike asked them to join us.
He asked if we minded them catching up before we moved on.
The other guy we were sitting with, Fred from Belmont, said, “Dave here and I were thinking we didn’t get the first three straight and need a remedial course.
Mike laughed and said sure… why not.
We were their for better than an hour and drank way more than they would normally allow on a typical Saturday afternoon but the benefit for the winery was that everyone in the place bought wine and gifts…I think I dropped $70 bucks.
We had dinner at the East Bay Grill later on for some more fresh seafood and toasted our 28 years of marriage and vowed to keep our vows until death do us part.
My Patriots rebounded from the loss in Green Bay to maintain the catbird seat in the AFC playoff standings by putting up a great defensive effort on the road in San Diego holding SD to 7 offensive points. Middle linebacker Donta Hightower who has filled in for pro bowl linebacker Jerod Mayo (lost for the season 5 weeks ago) was out with a shoulder injury.
Second year man and second round pick Jamie Collins moved inside to handle green dot responsibilities came up big with 9 tackles and 2 sacks in the 23-14 win
Rob Gronkowski set a new NFL record by becoming the first TE to have four 10 TD seasons. Congrats Gronk.
The Patriots won their 10th game of the season and the feat marked the 12th consecutive season with 10 or more wins
Peyton Manning’s streak of 51 consecutive games with at least one TD pass ended at the hands of the Buffalo Bills.
The list of the best consecutive games with a TD streaks all time
1. Drew Brees still holds the mark of 54 games.
2. Tom Brady 52
3. Peyton Manning 51
4. Johnny Unitas 47
5.Tony Romo 38.
The current longest active streaks are:
Drew Brees 33
Tom Brady 23
MLB from a Boston view…
The Red Sox ownership continues to squirm in the Jon Lester fiasco as Jon peddled his wares around the Majors and signed with the Chicago Cubs.
The Sox offer of 135mil for six years was not nearly enough to mend the fences knocked over when they insulted Jon with a four year 70 mil offer last season.
At least 3 other teams were in the hunt for Jonny October including the Dodgers, Giants and Braves.
In the end Lester went to the Cubs for 6 years 155million with an option seventh year for 25 million more. Lester is 116-67 life time with a 3.58 era in the AL East. His NL numbers should be higher. He has averaged over 210 innings per season in his career and has a no no. At age 31 he should be a solid signing for Theo Epstine and the Cubs for years to come.
The Sox reportedly offered former Sox starter Justin Masterson a deal in trying to appease the fandom just in case they couldn't deliver on Lester.
If they manage to land Justin that would give them a rotation of #3’s and 4’s and a bunch of unproven AAA pitchers to try to get to a 40+ year old closer. With the addition of a couple of hitters, Sandoval and Ramirez the LAST place Red Sox will need to score 10 runs a game to compete.
LARRY…LARRY...LARRY... where are you and what have you done to my baseball team?
is this Larry
or is this Larry
First place Ditkahs are in a real battle, 3 weeks to go in the first half and a 5 point lead on 2nd &3rd and 7 point lead on 4th & 5th…down to the wire with this one.
Here is a pic of my oldest son Jon and one of his Costa Rica catches from last weekend
Have a great day and check out Lanz right over there to the right, he has hired these guys to help pump you up