During my 18 years I came to bat almost 10,000 times. I struck out about 1,700 times and walked maybe 1,800 times. You figure a ballplayer will average about 500 at bats a season. That means I played seven years without ever hitting the ball.
– Mickey Mantle
The 2011 MLB season opens today!
Implementing Rebuild Houston was delayed a week. My pal CM Stephen Costello drew up an amendment that would eliminate The Mayor’s exemptions. Now that is interesting. Meanwhile, in Chron.com there is a photo of GOP State Senator Dan Patrick and his colleagues Ellis, Gallegos, and The Dean flashing their grinning mugs and supporting Patrick’s bill to meddle in Rebuild Houston…tsk, tsk, tsk. Patrick’s bill would exempt churches, schools, and non-profits from footing the bill. I’m trying to figure out if these four were aware that there was an election last November on Rebuild Houston. If they were aware, I’m trying to figure out if they had an opinion. There was a pretty loud debate last fall on Rebuild Houston and where were their two cents? I would have more respect of their position if they would have said last fall that they were opposed to Rebuild Houston. Heck, I would have more respect of their position if they would have said last fall that they supported Rebuild Houston! BTW: Commentary worked for Renew Houston, err Prop 1 last fall.
The last City of H-Town Redistricting Town Hall Meeting is tonight (Thursday) at 6:30 pm at the Sharpstown Park Community Center (District F), 6600 Harbor Town Drive. Be there!
Tomorrow when the ‘Stros open in Philly, it will be our 50th Opening Day. Name the two NL teams that the ‘Stros have never played on Opening Day.
Well, the price of a St. Arnold in a bottle increased by over 10% at The Yard this season. I formally complained and they told me to just drink 10% less – huh!
McLovin snagged him a Jacoby Ellsbury foul ball last night sitting in Commentary’s seats while I sat in Pam-In-Charge’s seats.
It looks like local architects and engineers will have to cough up some more dough for GOP Harris County Commissioner Jerry Eversole’s trial – again.
The D-Backs and Mets of course have never played the ‘Stros on an Opening Day. We have never played the Nationals on Opening Day, but we did play them when they were Expos – got it!
We got smoked last night by the Red Sox but the real deal starts tomorrow!