Welcome back! How are you? We missed you! I'm sorry we've been MIA, but the Northern Estate doesn't have an Internet connection, which can be both a positive and negative. However, we're back at Clutter Headquarters for a while, so let's catch up. Help yourself to a nice medium iced DD, and let's clear out some Tuesday Clutter.
Let's see, what happened with the Boston Red Sox since we've been gone? They finally traded Jake Peavy (surprisingly, for two good prospects) and back-up infielder Mike Carp apparently demanded a trade, which is pretty impressive for a guy who has now played a total of 300 games in his career. Given last night's 14-1 destruction at the hands of the Toronto Blue Jays, one has to wonder if Carp will be of many players who are gone by Thursday's 4:00 trade deadline.
I particularly hope that they finally toss Felix Doubront off the team, whether it be by trade or send him back to the minors. The lefthander clearly has talent, but he's never going to get it together upstairs. He did himself no favors by recently whining about his demotion to the bullpen, and he could not have looked less interested while he was giving up six runs in 2/3 of an inning last night. That's no way to earn your way back into the starting rotation, my friend. Doesn't really help your trade value either. Rubby De La Rosa takes the mound tonight against Toronto.
Don't let the door hit you on the way out. (pic via bostonherald.com)
So, the season is a mess, but Clutter is determined to still have some fun this year. Watching more Red Sox games lives was one of the three main reasons we moved to Boston in the first place. I've never had a bad night at Fenway Park, so I'm going to focus on enjoying my remaining seven games this season. The Sox only need to win three out of those seven to have a winning record in games I attend this year, so that's going to be my version of a pennant race this year. The next game is on Sunday night against the Yankees, and who knows, maybe I'll get a seat upgrade if people decide not to stick around. There's always a win to be had somewhere, Clutterheads. You just need to look for it.
In more positive news, there's another new Doctor Who trailer out now. Not sure what's going on here, but I do like the fact that this one also looks a little darker and edgier than past seasons. Still trying to keep my expectations of Peter Capaldi within reason, but it's hard not to think he's just going to nail this role:
I don't know how it compares to historical averages, but it can't be good news for the economy when 1/3 of adults in this country have some kind of debt in collection status.
The North Carolina attorney general says it's time to throw in the towel on the state's same-sex marriage ban. The courts haven't ruled on it yet, but Roy Cooper sees the writing on the wall.
Donald Sterling lost the latest court fight in his battle to keep the Los Angeles Clippers, when a judge ruled him incompetent. No word yet on whether or not he's going to appeal, but it would be nice to move on from this story any time now.
Who do you think came out on top at the box office this weekend, Scarlett Johansson or The Rock? Given that the choices were to see Johansson use 100% of her brain or The Rock throw a horse, I think the public won either way.
Your winner? (pic via breitbart.com)
What did Keifer Sutherland do on the set of 24 that supposedly drove Freddie Prinze Jr. out of acting for a while?
Family Guy and The Simpsons will be doing a cross-over episode this fall. That could be funny. The story I just linked to has the trailer for the show. Technical difficulties kept me from watching more than about a minute of it, but it seemed like there was some potential there.
Okay kids, that's going to do it for now. Tom Petty plays at Fenway Park a month from tomorrow, and at this point, you know that Red Sox management is going to ask him not to play today's, "Song of the Day."
Thanks for stopping by, everyone. It was great to see you, as always. Like I said back at the beginning, we should be around for a while, so come back for more randomness soon. Until next time, that's today's Clutter, and we are outta here.