Yesterday was one of those days that Twitter was just made for. Rumors of a giant trade started around 10 or 11 am. Not to mention the huge Apple/Samsung case was scheduled to wrap-up in the afternoon.
It looked like something that could never happen. The Red Sox are really going to unload Adrian Gonzalez? As the day went on, sure enough. The final deal is pretty huge and multiple players had to waive no-trade clauses. Boston sent Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford, and Nick Punto to L.A. for Rubby De La Rosa, James Loney, Jerry Sands, Ivan DeJesus Jr., and Allen Webster. Beckett and Crawford both agreed to waive their no-trade clauses and since De La Rosa was claimed by Toronto on waivers he will spend the rest of the season with the Dodgers AA affiliate until he can be sent to Boston over the winter as the "Player to be Named Later."
In L.A. the trade is largely seen in positive light with lingering thoughts of salary problems in the future. As for Boston, they seem to be overjoyed. I understand Boston's contempt of Crawford at this point and for the matter maybe even Beckett, but Gonzalez has been top-tier baseball player since he got there. Maybe a slow start is all it takes for love to be lost back east. Welcome back to California Adrian and Beckett here's to your resurgence in the National League. Crawford we'll see what you have to offer next season and Punto hopefully you'll push Juan Uribe out the door, if nothing else.
I didn't want to blog about this thing at all. If you're a nerd then you know what is going on. If you aren't a nerd then you don't care. Long and the short of it, Apple won big. Samsung has to pay Apple over $1 billion or as I saw someone say on Twitter, "Stealing from Apple will cost you one Instagram." To really find out what's going on here I recommend Nilay Patel at The Verge. The former attorney and current tech blogger is my go to read for anything legal and tech related.
Friday my timeline was discussing one of these two stories and that is it. I don't follow all that many people so I can usually read everything that's posted, but yesterday got crazy. I miss plenty of facebook posts and lord knows I "mark all as read" more often than not for my RSS feeds but Twitter really is the "pulse" of my interests lately. Seeing over 400 tweets that were all interesting to me was something to behold. Hopefully this doesn't change with all of the hubbub going on at Twitter land. Who knows, maybe we'll just move the whole conversation to App.net?