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The Boston Red Sox will not have their first winning streak of the year after losing 7-3 to the Toronto Blue Jays last night. Daniel Bard, making his first start of his career, looked like...someone making his first start of his career. The first couple of innings were rocky, but he seemed to settle down a bit after that, and went five+ innings. The bats couldn't do much until the 9th inning, but they came up short, so now it's Jon Lester's turn today.
Did I mention my first regular season game of the year is in three days? Okay, wasn't sure.
Knowing that he was likely to suffer another humiliating loss in his home state of Pennsylvania on April 24th, Rick Santorum suspended his presidential campaign so that he can begin to lay down the foundation for his 2016 run.
House GOP budget chief Rep. Paul Ryan (Wisconsin) engaged in some straight-up silliness yesterday, saying that there were Democrats who supported his fantasy-based budget proposal, but he wouldn't name names, because he, "didn't want to get them in trouble." I'm sure he keeps their names in a safe lock box right next to the tax loopholes that he would cut to pay for his plan.
Former President George W. Bush doesn't miss being in office, and it's safe to say no one misses him being there, so it's a win-win for everyone.
(pic via scrapetv.com)
With teen birthrates at an all-time low, how about we stop fighting over contraception access. Sound like a plan?
The Trayvon Martin case takes a strange turn as George Zimmerman's lawyers have stopped representing him because he's stopped talking to them. Is he going to try for a mental illness defense?
Congratulations to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for jumping in on the fun and submitting her own edition of "Texts from Hillary." That's how you demonstrate you have a sense of humor.
I certainly admit to enjoying pleasant weather in March and April, but being on track for the Commonwealth's driest first 100 days of the year just can't be a good thing.
Tenet Healthcare Corporation will pay $42.8 million to make Medicare overbilling accusations go away. They billed Medicare for 2.5 years for patients at 25 facilities who didn't meet the standards for admission to said facilities. So that's a conscious, on-going, fraudulent crime, but you won't hear that much about it, because the public just doesn't associate criminals as guys wearing suits.
So wrong. (pic via abcnews.com)
Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen apologized for his comments that were supportive of Fidel Castro, and the team suspended him for five games. Not sure that some of the Miami fans will settle for anything less than having Guillen deported back to Venezuela, but we'll see how this goes.
We're just one day away from the start of the NHL playoffs, when the Boston Bruins take on the Washington Capitals. BDH and Little Buddha are ready to start growing their playoff beards. It seems like this should be a pretty straightforward win for Boston, right?
Hey, give it up for the Boston Celtics, who beat the Miami Heat for the second time in 10 days, this time winning 115-107 in Miami. How far do we think this team can go?
Why does the BBC object to a new Virgin commercial featuring former Doctor Who star David Tennant?
Do you know which town inspired The Simpson's Springfield?
I'd watch a movie about the rap group N.W.A.. How about you?
On the other hand, I can't think of a single reason to see the new Three Stooges movie by the Farrelly Brothers. Wait....nope, not a single reason.
Okay kids, that's going to do it for now. We had a story in last week's Clutter about the Ray Charles estate suing his kids over ownership of his songs. That's a sad story, but let's take a moment to appreciate the brilliance and power of what they're fighting over, with today's, "Song of the Day."
Thanks for stopping by, everyone. It was great to see you as always. Enjoy the rest of your day, and remember that you're always welcome to join us here for every Red Sox game. BDH and Little Buddha always love having company here to root on the team. Until next time, that's today's Clutter, and we are outta here.