October 2, 2016

We’re on the cusp of “Arizona winter” with the nights this coming week dropping down to near 60, but we won’t be here for it, as we’re traveling to Vegas, baby to renew our 30th anniversary vows at the Graceland Wedding Chapel. But before we go, just a few thoughts and comments involving current events.

Congratulations to Team USA on winning the Ryder Cup. Didn’t watch a smidge of it because I really wasn’t in the mood and had too many other things going on, but that Mickelson / Garcia match sounds like it was a blast, and Patrick Reed has shown himself to be a true Ryder Cupper – an American version of Seve and Ian Pouter. I’m sure Arnie is smiling at that heavenly 19th hole.

…and speaking of the Ryder Cup, did you see this? What a cool thing to do. Reminds me of one of the great Goodboys stories of Christmas past. We’re at a wedding being held at a golf club and a bunch of teenagers are out on the putting green messing around. They’re trying to sink a 20-ft. putt and fellow Goodboy “The Funny Guy” Andrusaitis is giving them shit. They challenge him, of course, so he walks down onto the green – in his dress suit – grabs a putter from one of the kids, and promptly sinks the putt. A great moment.

And congratulations to the Boston Red Sox for winning the American League East crown and making the 2016 post-season. I’d feel a whole lot better about their chances against the Cleveland Indians in the first round if they hadn’t looked so dismal over the past week. Their Achilles’ heel this entire year has been their streakiness, I guess we’ll see whether having a few days off before starting anew helps.

…and while we’re on the topic of the Sox and baseball, congratulations to David “Big Papi” Ortiz for a farewell season as good if not better than anyone has ever put up. He’s leaving at the top of his game, and his impact on the Red Sox will never be forgotten.

To tell you the truth, I think it was Donald Trump himself who released his 1995 taxes to the New York Times. They’re so desperate to take Trump down they really couldn’t help themselves. You know what they show? He’s not only a good businessman and following the letter of the law, but doing nothing different than the Clintons (or anyone else, for that matter) would do. It wouldn’t be the first time that Trump has spunked the media, and they deserve it.

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