Spanning the Web

Taking you around the internet for your afternoon enjoyment.

1204746021Another valuable life lesson learned: A little girl who put a baseball autographed by Manny Ramirez and Mike Lowell into her checked luggage and found it was stolen got a replacement ball and some other swag today. What did the ordeal teach her? “I learned that you can’t trust anybody.” Atta girl! [WBZ]

We’re trying really hard not to make the “at least he wasn’t a Boy Scout” joke: A scout for the Boston Red Sox was arrested in Florida for “lewd and lascivious behavior” involving a hotel room with a view of the pool and two teenage girls who saw him. What is it with local guys and the Sunshine State lately? [WHDH]

Small government scores a big win: Texas Congressman and our favorite remaining Republican candidate Ron Paul retained his congressional seat during last night’s election. Hooray! []

Damn. Now all we want to do is blow leaves around: A leaf blower ban in Cambridge took effect last week. Residents won’t be able to clear the brown leaves off their lawns until March 15. [Cambridge Chronicle]

And here’s what Bostonista and Chowder have for you.

Stop—Hammer time: We review the disappointing Paris Fashion Week.

It’s never too early to think about Sunday brunch: We like the North Street Grille.