Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Miles from the Mainstream
D. R. ZUKERMAN, proprietor

LPR Musings ...

July 5, 2019 --

The Yankees in London

The New York Yankees played two games against the Boston Redcoats -- sorry, Red Sox, in London June 29 and 30 -- the first major league baseball games played in England. Boston was the home team although both teams wore their home uniforms. The Yankees won both games, 17-13 and 12 - 8.

LPR is not sure if London's air contributed to the high scores. LPR also is not sure if this series signals the eventual re-uniting of the United Kingdom with her former colonies.

Next season, the Chicago Cubs and St Louis Cardinals are scheduled to play in London.

The U.S. Senior Open, in South Bend, Indiana

Steve Stricker won the U.S. Senior Open, June 30, with a 19 under-par 261, including an eight under-par 62 first round.

LPR would note that Tom Watson, 69, matched or bettered his age in three of the four rounds with a two under-par 278 (69-68-73-68), tied for 17th, earning $46, 359. Stricker won $720,000.

Congratulations to...

...Vanderbilt University for defeating the University of Michigan in the NCAA World Series, June 25, coming back from a 7-4 loss, to take the next two games 4-1 and 8-2.

...Nate Lashley for winning his first PGA tour victory at the Rocket Mortgage Classic, in Detroit, June 30, with a 25 under-par 263, six strokes ahead of runner-up Doc Redman. Lashley's winnings were $1,314,000; Redman won $788,400.

Are the cries of Russian interference and meddling in 2016 never to end?

Former President Jimmy Carter was quoted in The New York Times, June 28, as believing "that Trump didn't actually win" the 2016 election, but "was put into office because the Russians interfered on his behalf." The article did not explain these curious comments. Similarly, The Wall Street Journal, in a July 1 editorial, asserted that both The Mueller Report and the House and Senate Intelligence committees "have proved beyond doubt that Russia meddled in the election to foment doubt about the result." But, LPR asks, were is the explanation how the meddling was carried out?