Settling the Scores: Sunday’s results

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I hope you had a nice weekend. I sure did. In addition to a nice 7-mile hike yesterday I started doing some genealogy research. Less because I’m interested in genealogy for its own sake — we’re most of us mutts by this point — and more because there is this old story my family tells about an axe murder and I wanted to see if it really happened.

Welp, it did. My great, great grandmother Nellie killed my great great grandmother Frank with an axe while he slept, back in December 1910. In her defense, this was merely to finish the job she failed to complete when she tried to burn him alive by rubbing grease on his pajamas and settling him on fire with a candle while he slept a few weeks before. He woke up and ruined that. Persistence, my friends. Persistence will get you where you want to be. In her case she apparently wanted to be in a state hospital for the criminally insane for the rest of her life. Who am I to judge?

Anyway, the woman on the far right here is my great, great grandma Nellie well before she murdered Frank. And, for our purposes, here is an ad that coincided with the Detroit Tigers just begun 1911 season that appeared in the same newspaper as one of the stories about the murder. The Tigers used to have WAY better sponsorship partners, that’s for dang certain. They finished in second place that year with 89 wins, which was a three-game improvement over 1910. Thanks, Blue Gulch Whiskey!

Just scores today as I have some non-genealogical business to attend to first thing this morning. Not the least of which is hiding all of this information I collected from my fiancee, who really doesn’t need to know that my ancestors were literally criminally insane.

Red Sox 11, Blue Jays 8: I should at least note that both Nellie and Frank were born in Simcoe, Ontario and Frank was buried there, so David Ortiz and Jackie Bradley Jr. weren’t the only people I read about killing Canadians yesterday.
Rays 4, Yankees 2
Orioles 3, Tigers 1
Marlins 3, Dodgers 0
Mets 10, Braves 3
Nationals 3, Phillies 2
Reds 8, Pirates 0
Royals 2, White Sox 0
Indians 7, Twins 1
Brewers 2, Cardinals 1
Angels 3, Rangers 2
Mariners 3, Athletics 2
Giants 5, Diamondbacks 3
Rockies 3, Padres 2
Cubs 9, Astros 5