OK, here we go with another fascinating article from the Orderly Room Saga. This Covid thing has really cut down on the amount of info we can pass on about unit news. The only hot item is that PC Dan Shuldman is still having his struggles with health. We all wish him the best and a swift comeback.
It’s not a good thing to be a Medicare Frequent Flyer. As a result, you will have to throw yourselves on the mercy of this correspondent to provide you with some worthwhile reading. (Have I ever done that?) Amazing!
A lot of you have enjoyed my info on old baseball facts, so let’s start there. Let us return to those thrilling days of yesteryear. (Where have we heard that before?) Some of these you may have heard before, but they are so good they bear repeating. Oct 12, 1923 a Mr. Casey Stengel hit two game-winning home runs in the World Series. Twenty-five years later to the day, he was named the manager of the NY Yankees. Prior to this he had never gotten into the first division as a manager. However, with two games left in the 1949 season, he led the Pin Stripers to consecutive victories over our Red Sox to clinch the American League title.
If you can remember back that far, our Boston Braves had lost the World Series to Cleveland the previous year. Ya, we used to have two Major League teams in Boston! Hey, you old guys, remember the “Subway Series?” It ended with the move to Milwaukee. Another tradition shot down!
Now for the golf crowd. The up and coming thing these days is the indoor simulator, a great boost for the “off-season” PGA imitators, where they can play a variety of courses from around the world, indoors, HEATED, as a group, etc. No need to wait for Spring any more. Ya, a few bucks, but split it a few ways, you pay by the hour, and it’s not bad.
FYI, check out the facebook page for Paradise Family Golf in Middleton; they have two facilities available. The latest technology has advanced so far that they can actually scan your home course via drone technology, and put it on the simulator at your local facility. (Really big bucks.) However, this is great for areas where local courses are snow covered for many months, Maine, Vermont, etc. It all depends on your local facility if they think it is financially viable. These types of facilities have been extremely busy due to tee time problems caused by Covid. By the way Covid is going, we might have simulators on the Moon first!!
Wait a second; I was just about to wrap this up. However, something came over my HOT line. Federal agents at Ft. Knox have reported the recovery of a well-worn wallet in their facility. Initial investigation shows it could possibly be the one reported missing by a Mr. Robert Pann several months ago, while he was visiting his gold reserves. Final identification will be delayed until the dead moths are removed from the contents. Mr Pann is currently unavailable, as he is in Europe attending a business conference as a representative of the German firm of Hansel and Gretel, LLC, manufacturers of portable gingerbread houses. We will have further developments on this breaking news in our next article.
‘Till Then, JB