Welcome back. How are you? Apparently I've been talking about today's baseball trading deadline a little too much around here lately, because BDH just nervously asked me if he and Little Buddha were going to be traded to another team. I reassured him that they're both stuck with me for the long haul. The lesson here is to be careful what you say around little ones, my friends. Okay, let's get to work. Help yourself to a nice medium iced DD, and let's close out July with a little Clutter.
Brandon Workman took Jon Lester's start last night (while Lester looked on), and the results were nothing to write home about. He gave up five runs (only two of which were earned) and walked four over five innings, as the Boston Red Sox lost 6-1 to the Toronto Blue Jays. The Sox have today off, and then I don't know who will be on the field when the Yankees come to town this weekend.
One player who definitely won't be here is pitcher Felix Doubront, who was traded to the Chicago Cubs for a player to be named later. Good freaking riddance. Doubront certainly showed talent during his time in Boston, but he also showed selfishness and a complete lack of focus with his repeated lack of conditioning over the years and a self-centered attitude when his own terrible performances pushed him into a role in the bullpen.
Oh, and speaking of Jon Lester, Boston.com (which is owned by John Henry) has begun to spin the team's lack of effort in signing the left-hander to a new contract.
Looks like I'll have to pick up the new issue of Entertainment Weekly, featuring Peter Capaldi on the cover, to see what what they've got to say about the upcoming season.
The House continues to find new ways to embarrass itself, as the GOP voted to sue President Obama for doing his job since they refuse to do theirs. One can only imagine what a different state this country would find itself in if Republicans had spent even half as much time addressing actual policy issues as they have trying to invalidate President Obama's election for the last six years. It's shameful.
I find it really difficult to believe that a blood test could predict a person's risk of suicide. It might demonstrate that an individual feels stress more than another, due to genetic issues, but it's too much of a leap to get from there to suicide.
Apparently Monty Python's Flying Circus will be releasing a DVD this fall of their final show. Yes, I already saw it (check out Clutter's review), but you should still feel free to buy it for me as a Christmas present.
Yes, the DVD is coming! (pic via zap2it.com)
Okay kids, that's going to do it for now. I was watching a rerun of Criminal Minds which featured the song, "Blackbird" last night, and it's been stuck in my head ever since, so here are The Beatles with today's, "Song of the Day."
Thanks for stopping by, everyone. It was great to see you, as always. I'm not sure what we'll be doing tonight with no Red Sox game on, but you're welcome to come back to hang out later anyway. Maybe we'll have a toast to any Sox players who were traded today. Otherwise, be good, and we'll see you back here again for more randomness in August (gulp). For now, that's today's Clutter, and we are outta here.