What are the odds that in the same week that Francisco Liriano throws a no-hitter, a group of curlers would toss an eight-ender?
MPR’s Euan Kerr explains in this exclusive report:
Last night the St Paul Curling Club experienced a tiny bit of history. Team Urbanski scored an eight ender. For those of you not familiar with the niceties of curling, an eight-ender is when one team scores with all of its rocks during one end. It doesn’t happen very often. You might compare it with a no-hitter in baseball. Eight-enders are so rare that they are registered in the US Curling Museum in Steven’s Point. Euan Kerr (the bald guy in the orange shirt), who has curled since 1974, has only seen three and this was the first one in which he’s been involved. “Its a little weird being so ecstatic about something, but then having to explain to everyone why it’s such a big deal.” Also in the picture (left to right are Dan Rick, Brett Charpentier, and team skip Meghan Urbanski.