The sea was angry that day, my friends. Like an old man trying to send back soup in a deli.
OK, no, it wasn't. But you'll see why I trotted out that reference here in just a second. Courtesy of Golf Digest's Matt Ginella, picture, if you will, a scene. The Links at Lighthouse Sound in Bishopville, Maryland. The banks of the Assawoman (heh heh) Bay. Golfer Jeff Gibson is getting ready to tee off at the sixth when he looks in the nearby water and sees ... something.
At first it appears to be an upside-down surfboard, but further investigation reveals that it's a freaking whale, beached in the shallows. What do you do, my friends? What do you do?
If you're Gibson, you get your butt in that water and rescue that whale! After about ten minutes of working, Gibson freed the whale -- a rare Gervais' beaked whale -- and got back to his round. Soaked shoes and all.
Three other whales were circling nearby. Perhaps the three were looking on in concern, and perhaps they were rolling their whale eyes in frustration. Maybe the beached whale is always screwing up and getting the whole gang into whale-related trouble. Either way, they were all reunited and swam off into the Assawoman -- stop giggling, you -- for other whale hijinks.
And yes, this is our second Seinfeld "marine biologist" reference in two weeks. Funny how the world works, huh?