Welcome back! Come on in, make yourself comfortable. I have to warn you ahead of time that we're moving slowly at Clutter Headquarters right now. I don't know what happened, but apparently my body was allergic to sleep last night. I'm moving around like a zombie at the moment, but thankfully, BDH and Little Buddha are here to help pick up some of the slack. They tell me that the (extra strong) coffee is ready, so help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Wednesday Clutter.
The Boston Red Sox really needed a strong start from pitcher Rick Porcello last night, and he came through in spades, throwing seven innings of shutout baseball, as Boston beat the Tampa Bay Rays 2-0. It was starting to look like his effort might be for naught, as the Sox bats couldn't get a hit for the first five innings of the game. However, Mookie Betts took care of that by hitting a home run in the sixth inning, and he enjoyed it so much, he did it again in the eighth inning! The Red Sox wore throwback uniforms in honor of the 1975 team, and I say they stay with that look since it clearly works for them. Justin Masterson takes the mound tonight, as the Sox try to win their first series of May.
For those of you wondering how Yaz, Dwight Evans, Carlton Fisk, Fred Lynn, and the rest of that 1975 team are looking these days, check this out:
The New England Patriots cut cornerback Alfonzo Dennard yesterday. Between his repeated injury issues and legal problems, I'm sure the team was eager to move on.
In the battle for Latino voters, Hillary Clinton is publicly talking about a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants , and the best the GOP can do is have Jeb Bush release a "Happy Cinco de Mayo" video in Spanish. That pretty much says it all right there.
Looking forward to hearing more about New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio's proposed progressive version of the "Contract with America." Apparently Mayor De Blasio will lay out the details next week.
Attention to all gay men, you are being sued in Nebraska for being gay. Please prepare accordingly.
I only got to see the second half of ESPN E:60 WWE Behind the Curtain, but I have to find a replay or get it online, because the part I saw was great. The segments I saw did a great job of showing that underneath their various outlandish characters, pro wrestlers are still normal people with normal concerns about succeeding at their job, taking care of their families, and achieving their dreams. It was a well-done production.
The guys from Sherlock are both heading to the Marvel Comics universe. Martin Freeman will be joining the cast of Captain America: Civil War, and Benedict Cumberbatch will be playing the title character in the Doctor Strange movie. Clutter could get into going to both of those movies when the time comes. Who wants to go with us?
Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch (pic via pbs.org)
Okay kids, that's going to do it for now. Maybe some Foo Fighters will help wake me up. Here's Dave Grohl and company to close things out for us with, "Congregation," for today's, "Song of the Day."
Yeah, that helped a bit.
Thanks for stopping by, everyone. It was great to see you, as always. Enjoy the rest of your day, be good, and we'll see you back here again for more fun soon. Until next time, they're BDH and Little Buddha, I'm me, this is Clearing out the Clutter, and we are outta here.
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