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April 21, 2013

So Big Papi dropped an f-bomb during pregame ceremonies at Fenway Park today. (This is our f**king city.) And many of the same media that bleeped it out had no problem showing countless bloody pictures of the Boston Marathon bombing scene. #Priorities.

Now that one Boston bombing suspect is dead and the other in custody, CNN can go back to their regular programming. Quick, is there a cruise ship adrift somewhere?

Tonight #Bucks vs. #Heat in #NBA playoffs. For all those who miss the drama of Christians vs. Lions.

Denver police were worried about crowd control at the country’s largest 4/20 outdoor pot smoking celebration. On the other hand, if anyone had bad intentions, a few minutes out in that crowd (and cloud) and it would have been “Uh, wait, why am I here? Nice party though…”

Tim Lincecum, 6 2/3 shutout innings and a win on 4/20 – National Marijuana Day. Coincidence?

A Long Island NY woman was arrested and charged with encouraging her teenagers to shoot the windows out of parked cars with a BB gun while she drove. Not sure about the possible sentence, but maybe the NRA will applaud her for a creative family bonding exercise?

Two friends of the alleged Boston bomber were arrested today. Apparently they have a black BMW with a novelty license plate reading “Terrorista #1” Even if they’re not guilty of anything related to the bombing, that plate should be enough to charge them with felony stupidity.

As awful as Boston was, can we briefly turn our attention to West, Texas, where at least 14 died and hundreds were injured. And Reuters reports that the fertilizer plant which exploded didn’t tell DHS it was storing 1,350 times the amount of ammonium nitrate allowable without mandatory safety checks. It’s only too much govt. regulation until something blows up….

As America returns to semi-normal, maybe we could work on our geography? Apparently a number of people on twitter were posting about suspects from Czech Republic.

Finally, –Sweet Caroline at A T and T. SF Giants fans get it. #Bostonstrong

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.

April 16, 2013

A little light on the political and the trivial (if that’s not an oxymoron) today for obvious reasons:

Personally, my goal at the moment is to see “Sweet Caroline” sung before the bottom of the 8th inning at Yankee Stadium.

Thinking about whoever is behind the Boston Marathon bombings: We don’t know yet about race, creed, color or national origin. But would bet money on “male.”

Okay, this is cool. Some real winners in the race today: From NBC Sports Network: “Reports of Marathon Runners that crossed finish line and continued to run to Mass General Hospital to give blood to victims #PrayforBoston”

Americans do tend to treat each other better when bad things happen to us: Meaning that, at least for a short time, fans wearing Red Sox caps will never be safer in Yankee Stadium.

Open note to anyone who regularly uses a backpack: the next few weeks are going to be a really bad time to leave it on a chair or table while you stand in line for coffee or whatever.

Considering what he said about Anne Frank can we all hope that if Justin Bieber wants to comment on Boston that someone will tell him in advance to STFU?

How quickly things change. The most sports-related violence anyone expected tomorrow was potentially at the first Dodgers-Padres game after Carlos Quentin broke Zack Greinke’s collarbone.


Trivial sports comment of the day:  In Colorado, players from both the Mets and Rockies teams had planned to wear #42 in honor of Jackie Robinson. But the game was postponed, for snow. Responded SF Giants players and fans who remember Candlestick – “Wimps!”