A little of this and a little of that on a Monday:

Sunday was a total washout at the shore and it’s on days like that when you realize that in the age of COVID-19 there’s not a heck of a lot to do.  Get in a workout at the gym? Nope.  Beat the rain and hang out inside your favorite coffee place? Nope.  Take in a movie? No you can’t do that.  How about a long lunch at your favorite sports bar? Well you get the picture.

As much as ESPN tries to hype it the Yankees-Red Sox rivalry is pretty one-sided these days.  As the back page of the New York Post says, “No Stanton, No Judge, No LeMahieu…No Problem.”  The Yanks beat Boston last night for the 9th straight time to improve to 15-6 on the season.

As a Mets fan the focus is all about who is going to purchase the team and end the Wilpon Era which can’t come fast enough.  There are published reports that the ownership group headlined by Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez has now become the clear-cut favorites to buy the team with final bids from the prospective ownership groups due by the end of the month.

In this very strange baseball season it would be easy to lose track of Todd Frazier who is in his first season with the Texas Rangers.  I of course keep a close eye on Toms River’s favorite major leaguer and things are going pretty well for the ToddFather who is splitting time between 1st and 3rd base.

Playing in 19 of the Rangers 20 games, Frazier is batting .317 which is much higher than his career batting average of .244 and leads the team with 7 doubles and is tied for the team lead with 10 runs scored.  While he only has two homers and five RBI’s, the 34-year old has been a big hit for the 10-10 Rangers.

The borough of Seaside Park has been hosting free concerts every Monday night on the lawn in front of the police station on Central Avenue.  Tonight J.P. LaStella & Co. are scheduled to perform at 7:30 and if the weather holds it’s a great way to enjoy a summer night.  There is one more show scheduled this summer with Standing On The Moon (Grateful Dead Tribute Band) set to perform on August 31st.


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