Happy Saturday to you all! I'm glad to see everyone survived Friday the 13th in one piece. It's an exciting day here at Clutter Headquarters, because after we all have our fun, I am off to my first Boston Red Sox regular season game of the year. Yay! I promised to get BDH and Little Buddha a souvenir. Does anyone have any suggestions? Well, why don't you think about that while enjoying a nice medium DD, and we'll clear out some Clutter in the meantime. Sound like a plan? Here we go...
The Boston Red Sox were clearly happy to be home, as they walloped the Tampa Bay Rays 11-2 in their season home opener. Josh Beckett wasn't blowing the ball by anyone, but he pitched eight solid innings and was never in trouble. The bats, gloves, and pitching were all working, and it was a reminder to Red Sox Nation that this team can do a lot of damage. The one major concern, of course, is the status of Jacoby Ellsbury who came out in the 4th inning after the Tampa Bay Rays shortstop landed on Ellsbury's shoulder as he was trying to break up a double play. Hopefully he won't be out for too long. (But it does not sound good.) Now it's Clay Buchholz's turn to try to lead Boston to their first winning streak since last August. You'll probably hear me screaming during the game if you listen real carefully to the broadcast. Yay, first trip to Fenway of the year!
The highlight of the game might have been Kelly Shoppach stealing second base. It probably won't surprise you to learn that this was the first stolen base of Shoppach's career after you see this clip:
Dear Mitt Romney, in case you're actually wondering why you have a "women voter" problem, here's a hint: Engaging in yet another attack on contraception access probably isn't helping you very much. There's no charge for this advice. It suddenly occurs to me that after so many years of trying to show what a "severe conservative" he is, Mittens may actually have some trouble trying to remember where the political center is.
It seems pretty cowardly to anonymously give $10 million to fund anti-Obama ads, but that's just me.
President Obama released his tax returns yesterday, and they showed he paid a tax rate of 20.5%, significantly higher than Mitt Romney's 13.9% because unlike Romney, Obama doesn't receive most of his income in the form of dividends and capital gains which are treated more favorably in the tax code.
Cheers to San Francisco Giants pitcher Matt Cain, who was one batter away from throwing a perfect game yesterday.
Pleasantly surprised to hear that the New England Patriots will re-sign longtime center Dan Koppen. I assumed Koppen was gone after he was allowed to become a free agent. I wonder if Tom Brady pushed for this deal to happen?
Have you seen the Boston Bruins' new team unity symbol?
Congratulations to Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie on finally announcing their engagement after being together for the last seven years. I assume this means we can finally end those "Jennifer Aniston-Brangelnia" stories, right? Right? Hello? No, seriously...can we start taking bets on how long it takes them to actually get married? I'll set the over under at 9 months.
BDH is insisting that we watch the new show, Dog With A Blog. Honestly, how can I possibly say no to this? Seriously, the only question is if this is actually BDH's life story, in which case, Disney is going to owe us some money.
Okay kids, that's going to do it for now. Van Halen is finally come out with their second official video from, A Different Kind of Truth, and it's a much more accurate reflection than the first video of how much the album rocks. Here they are with, She's the Woman, for today's, "Song of the Day."
Thanks for stopping by, everyone. It was great to see you as always. Have a great rest of your day. You're welcome to stay here and watch the Red Sox game with BDH and Little Buddha, or else we'll meet up again tomorrow. In any case, I gotta go now, so that is today's Clutter, and we...are...outta here!