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Hi everyone,

Welcome back!  How are you?  I'm sorry we couldn't hang out yesterday, but BDH, Little Buddha and I had so many errands to run, we just couldn't get back in time.  There's a number of things I want to cover from the last two days,  so I think we're going to have to clear out a little Sunday and Monday Clutter today, so help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's get to work.

Sunday was an incredibly emotional day as the Boston Red Sox returned to Fenway Park for the first time since the Marathon bombings.  The team had a moving ceremony before the game which paid tribute to the victims, marathon volunteers and law enforcement.  David Ortiz (finally making his return to the team) closed things out with the greatest F-bomb in Boston history:

“This is our [expletive] city, and nobody is going to dictate our freedom. Stay strong.”

It's great to hear that the FCC won't be issuing any fines here, because it was exactly what we all needed.  Thanks, Big Papi. 

That by itself would have been enough, but the Sox also went on to beat the Kansas City Royals 4-3, thanks to yet another strong performance from starting pitcher Clay Buchholz, and a three run blast by Daniel Nava in the 8th inning.  I know Nava made history when he hit a grand slam on the first pitch he ever saw in the major leagues, but I would argue that this was the most important home run he'll ever hit in his career.

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One for the history books.  (pic via zimbio.com)

Throw in a little Neil Diamond showing up unexpectedly to sing "Sweet Caroline" live (along with a recording of him singing, which led to some awkward audio issues), and you've got yourself a hell of a day a the park.

 

After the game, I met up with some good friends for dinner and to see 42, the movie about Jackie Robinson.  As far as the movie goes...Jackie Robinson's story is an important one that deserves a full exploration, and this movie just doesn't do it justice.  It's a superficial review of a short time period, that doesn't give you a deep understanding of any of the characters. 

Disappointed to hear that football announcer Al Michaels was arrested on a DUI charge this weekend.  There's no excuse for that dangerous behavior.

The New York Jets traded cornerback Darrelle Revis to to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.  Apparently NY couldn't convince the Bucs to take Mark Sanchez as well.

This week's Doctor Who episode was a vast improvement over all of the other ones from ths year so far.  It was a much darker storyline and seemed to put this season back on course.  Hopefully we'll stay on the right path for the rest of year.  I know I'm intrigued to see what's in the center of the TARDIS next week.

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What exactly is in there?  (pic via unrealitytv.com)

As predicted, Van Halen rocked in Australia this weekend, but who decided the band members should all wear matching vests?  Or any vests, for that matter? 

Could Seth MacFarlane really be brought back to host next year's Oscars?  What do you think, Clutterheads?  Great idea or worst notion ever?

Wait, Reese Witherspoon and her husband were arrested over the weekend?  There's no way the Clutter favorite has ever done anything wrong in her whole life.  This must all be  her husband's fault.  Yeah, that's the ticket.

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Reese Witherspoon  (pic via glamour.com)

Okay kids, that's going to do it for now.  There's really no one better to close things out for us today than David Ortiz, so here he is with today's, "Clip of the Day/Week/Month/Year."

 

Thanks for stopping by, everyone.  It was great to see you, as always.  Enjoy the rest of your day, and make sure to come back for more fun soon.  Until next time, that's today's Clutter, and we are outta here.

 

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