Wednesday, January 31, 2007

A few random thoughts for the day...

- The Boston Globe published a story today that Theo Epstein has gotten married. That sound you heard was the hearts of 20- and 30-somehthing year old single women breaking around New England.

- The big story in many of the Boston area blogs is the mess the MBTA has made of the CharlieTicket/Card rollout. For those of you not in the know, the T replaced tokens with an electronic fare collection system at the beginning of January. Complaints are legion, especially on the T specific blogs like Bad Transit and Charlie on the MBTA

- Speaking of big stories, apparently a promotion for the Cartoon Network's Aqua Teen Hunger Force backfired when the electronic devices they placed around the city were mistaken for potential bombs. The Orange Line and Route 93 were closed for a while today while the bomb squad took care of the devices. Mayor Menino and Governor Patrick were up in arms, threatening to sue Turner Broadcasting for the costs incurred by the city and state. It'll be interesting to see how this shakes out.

- The Todd Helton trade looks like it has fallen through. Theo didn't want to give up the top level pitching prospect the Rockies wanted. I think it's a good decision. Helton has been on the decline for the last few years and you would hate to give up a pitcher like Hansen or Delcarmen who might become something in the next couple of years.

- It's January 31, and we have yet to have any significant snowfall in the Boston area yet. Not that I'm complaining or anything...


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