Good morning, my friends.
I hope you all had a good weekend. Mine was fine, though I'm still struggling with the end of the baseball season. It's always fun to cost the Yankees the division title, but I'm sorry to say goodbye to this team, particularly the departing Mike Lowell and possibly Jason Varitek. We all know how well I do with change, and this change has me so unsettled that I was at the gym at 7:30 this morning trying to regain my bearings. Those of you who know me know that doesn't happen too often. In fact, it's so serious, I haven't even had my DD with milk and sugar yet! Ok, now I'm freaking out a bit. Let's get to the Clutter while I take a deep breath.
- Big Papi ends the season in style with a curtain call and standing ovation after his final hit of the season. Not bad for a year that started off with some people calling for his release. The Big Papi News Desk congratulations David Ortiz for proving everyone wrong again.
- Clutter is now written on my first laptop computer. So far, so good, but I don't remember hearing the salesman say anything about having to watch out for "toasted skin syndrome." Pretty sure that would have stayed with me.
- The federal government finally starts funding comprehensive sex education programs. It's about time we support programs that provide young people with the full range of information they need to make healthy decisions about their lives.
- Is White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs being considered for chairman of the Democratic National Committee?
- A terror warning is issued for Europe,though no specifics are released. Stay safe, you Clutterheads who live or are currently traveling overseas. We worry about you.
- I was a fan of artist Al Jaffee's work in Mad magazine when I was a kid, but I had no idea he also draws for another publication.
- Condolences to the friends and family of longtime sportswriter Maury Allen, who died yesterday.
- It would clearly be a dream come true for "Saturday Night Live" if Donald Trump was really considering running for president. The skits would just write themselves. They'd have to bring Daryl Hammond back, because no one in the current cast could touch Hammond's Trump.
- Ok kids, that's going to do it for now. I have to find some coffee before this gets any uglier. In the meantime, enjoy this Mike Lowell interview, talking about his time in Boston, for today's, "Clip of the Day."
You know, I'm not convinced that this was the end for Jason Varitek. I think there could still be a place for him on the team as the back-up catcher, but in case I'm wrong, here's an interview with Tek right after yesterday's game for today's second, "Clip of the Day."
Finally, saving the best for last, I really wish I could just embed this clip, but Major League Baseball apparently isn't down with that, so click here to see the standing ovation Tek got as he came off the field yesterday. Cheers, Captain.
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