Sunday, October 5th — Ellsbury & Ruloff’s

October 6, 2008

Today I Learned…

…that Jacoby Ellsbury hit the first three-RBI single in baseball postseason history.  In the second inning, Boston’s rookie leadoff hitter comes to bat with the bases loaded and two outs.  On a full count, he hits what seems to be an easy flare out to shallow center field.  Los Angeles shortstop Erick Aybar (who would later have the game-winning RBI in the 12th inning), second baseman Howie Kendrick, and center fielder Torii Hunter all converge on the ball, but each of them stops short and the ball falls between them.  All three baserunners score after running on the pitch, while Ellsbury is stopped at first because the ball is hit so shallow.

Special bonus Ruloff’s Trivia wrap-up!

…The only state which broke the rule against having a living person on its state quarter is Ohio, featuring Neil Armstrong.

…”The Incredibles” is the only Pixar movie to receive a rating other than G from the MPAA.

…The only movie to win both Best Picture at the Oscars and Best Kiss at the MTV Video Music Awards is “Shakespeare in Love.”

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