Happy Monday. Who's excited for this week? I see a lot of craziness on the horizon, but as long as we stick together and stay focused, I think we'll be okay. For now, help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's clear out a little Monday Clutter.
The Boston Red Sox and John Lackey beat the Minnesota Twins 5-2 yesterday. You have to be encouraged by the fact that Lackey only gave up one hit over six innings. There was a rain delay that was longer than the actual game, but it was worth it to have the Sox sweep Minnesota this weekend. Now they move on to the Chicago White Sox, where they will hopeully continue their winning ways.
How much do you think it eats at the Minnesota Twins that they had David Ortiz and just released him? I mean, not only did they let him go, they didn't even get anything in return for him. Do you think it constantly eats at management, or do they just figure that they made the move that made sense to them at the time. Or, do they rationalize it and say even if they kept him when he first turned into "Big Papi," they wouldn't have been able to keep him over the long-term anyway? Of course, they could have traded him for prospects when he reached that stage, which brings us back to our original point. They had him and got nothing in return. Maybe they don't care at this point.
The Boston Bruins seem to be taking it to the next level at just the right time. They blew the New York Rangers out of the water yesterday with a 5-2 win to give them a 2-0 lead in their playoff series. There are few things as satisfying as Boston beating New York in any sport. It just feels right, you know?
Congratulations to the one person who won the Powerball on Saturday. Best of luck with all of that money. This is a good time for the rest of us to go back to the longer, but much more reliable way of creating long-term wealth, our good friend, the stock market.
Let me see if I've got this straight. When all the noise and manufactured outrage about the handling of Benghazi is put to the side, it turns out that there's no proof that the White House tried to cover anything up, and the GOP knew that when they started yelling like madmen. That sounds about right.
There was a time where it looked like Yahoo was on it's way to the great search engine graveyard, but now they suddenly have enough money to buy Tumblr.
Apparently Red Sox sideline reporter Jenny Dell's brother got married over the weekend. It seems like Jenny never heard the saying that you shouldn't upstage the bride.
What happens when you cross Linkin Park with Stone Temple Pilots?
I'm still processing everything that happened in the Doctor Who season finale, including the final scene which sets the stage for the 50th anniversary special on November 23rd. Take a peek for yourself and check out the special guest star. You might have heard of this guy, but the question is, what's his story? I have a good guess, but we'll have to wait until November to see if it's right.
Obviously I'm happy to hear that Doctor Who will be back for another season, though I didn't realize that hadn't already been confirmed. Probably just as well, any uncertainty could have caused some sleepless nights at Clutter Headquarters. It's great to hear that Matt Smith will definitely be back (though, again, I had assumed that), and it's fine that Steven Moffat will return as showrunner, but I hope he can get the show back to looking more like the first half of this season, rather than the painfully uneven second half.
This was the last SNL for Bill Hader, and all I can say is that he/Stefon went out in style. Words can't do this clip justice, you'll just have to watch for yourself.
Okay kids, that's going to do it for now. Does anyone here remeber the band White Lion? I was on this website a few minutes ago and saw an ad for the former lead singer's current tour. His name is Mike Tramp, and apparently he's still out there doing his thing, only now with shorter hair. You can see for yourself with today's, "Song of the Day."
That was fun.
Thanks for stopping by, everyone. It was great to see you, as always. Like I said, I see a few hectic days ahead, but I'm sure we can get through them if we look out for each other. On that note, be good, and come back for more fun soon. For now, that's today's Clutter, and we don't want you to Wait, because we are outta here.