Saturday 9: Sweet Caroline
The idea for this came from Harriet, who suggested the baseball theme.
1) “Sweet Caroline” has been sung during every Boston Red Sox home game since the 1990s. (Click here to watch Neil Diamond lead the fans in the first game after April’s bombing.) Do you know the words well enough to sing along?
Yep. And somewhere in my attic there sits the 8 track….
2) Do you have a favorite major league baseball team?
3) Budweiser is the “official beer of major league baseball.” Do you reach for a cold beer on a hot summer day?
Crap..you just reminded me it’s after 5. This diet is ruining me…
4) Every season, more than a million Vienna Beef Hot Dogs are consumed by baseball fans at Chicago’s Wrigley Field. When you get a hot dog, what do you put on it?
A Rosen’s bun. You thought you had me there Gal. HA- trick question…
5) The odds of a fan in the stands being hit by a baseball are 300,000 to 1. The odds of winning the lottery are (approximately) 1 in 12,000,000. Do you play the lottery?
Did you hear about the woman in Fla who let the big winner in front of her in line to buy that ticket. She wants a cut of the pie.
6) Though his song has been adopted by faithful Boston Red Sox fans, Neil Diamond was born and raised in New York City. Have you ever visited The Big Apple?
My mom claimed that she once babysat Neil Diamond (when he was young- in Brooklyn).
I was in NYC last summer.
7) Baseball players are notoriously superstitious. For example, the Cubs’ Matt Garza eats Popeye’s fried chicken every day that he pitches. Joltin’ Joe DiMaggio touched second base with his foot every time he ran on or off the field. Do you have any superstitions?
Missing happy hours, final clearance sales, and oh yeah…Karma.
8) A ball signed by Babe Ruth can fetch tens of thousands of dollars at auction. Have you ever asked a celebrity for his/her autograph?
9) Baseball means summer and summer means sun. Are you working on a tan, or do you slather on the sunscreen?
Summer??? What Summer???? Better tell mother nature about that one cause it ain’t summer here.