Welcome back! How are you? It looks like we've got another rainy day ahead of us. That's fine, the Clutter Tree could use it. I need to get BDH and Little Buddha new rain coats, though. Speaking of those two, they tell me that the coffee is ready. Help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Thursday Clutter.
The Boston Red Sox will need to find a second baseman over the winter. Dustin Pedroia had cartilage restoration surgery on his left knee yesterday. Recovery time is estimated at seven months, so we're probably looking at Pedroia being out until some time in June 2018 at least. Pedroia still has four years left on his contract, but with the punishment his body has taken over the years because of his aggressive playing style, the Sox have to be wondering how he'll hold up going forward.
The Massachusetts state Senate is preparing to vote on a sweeping criminal justice bill that's meant to pull people out of the system. It's a positive step forward for fairness and public safety.
We assume that Donald Trump will find a reason not to release every last JFK assassination document, but we are curious to find out more about what is being made public today. There probably won't be anything indicating that Lee Harvey Oswald didn't act alone, but what else will we learn about that historic event from this info dump? (Also, we expect Trump to somehow claim credit for "solving" the assassination.)
"My people say Ted Cruz and John McCain were behind everything. You can believe me." (pic via sfgate.com)
Former President George H.W. Bush has acknowledged groping several women in recent years. His "apology" is that he's squeezed their backsides because his arm doesn't go higher because he's in a wheelchair, and the dirty joke he makes when he does it is supposed to make everyone feel more comfortable. That should take care of everything.
Amazon wants us to consider allowing delivery people inside our home while we're away? Sorry, just coughed up some coffee. BDH and Little Buddha know not to open the door to strangers. Just ring the doorbell, and if we're not here, leave the package at the front door or tell us where to pick it up.
Here's some good public health news: Americans seem to be getting their cholesterol levels under control, according to a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics. It would be nice to have a better understanding of why exactly that's happening, but hey, good job, everyone!
The Houston Astros beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-6 in Game 2 of the World Series last night. The game went 11 innings, featured 8 home runs, and had more twists and turns than your usual Hollywood blockbuster. The series resumes in Houston on Friday night. Wonder what else these two teams have in store for fans!
No matter what baseball team you root for, the legendary Vin Scully was involved in one of the greatest ceremonial first pitches in MLB history before last night's game. They don't get classier than this guy:
Congratulations to The Goldbergs for reaching 100 episodes. It's a fun sitcom which you should check out if you're a child of the 1980's. However, we respectfully disagree with Adam Goldberg's emphatic declaration in the linked article that there will be no sex on the show. Watching Beverly and Murray Goldberg give their children the "birds and the bees" talk would be pure comic gold.
There's a new TV series being developed about Hunter S. Thompson? Sign us up for that!
Okay kids, that's going to do it for now. Let's have John Legend close things out for us with his take on the Steve Wonder classic, "Signed, Sealed, Delivered," for today's, "Song of the Day."
Thanks for stopping by, everyone. It was great to see you, as always. You're welcome to come back later to hang out if you like. BDH and Little Buddha will probably be reading their new books, and they always enjoy showing off their reading skills to folks. Otherwise, enjoy the rest of your day, stay dry, and we'll meet up again for more fun soon. Until next time, that's today's Clearing out the Clutter, and we are outta here.
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