We will find out by 6 pm today if my pal Robert Miller’s crystal ball is working. I’m anxiously waiting for Gomer Pyle to arrive at party headquarters across the state and give us a “surprise, surprise, surprise” in regards to filing for office. Let the rumors be put to bed!
Speaking of, yesterday former Dem State Rep. J.M. Gusano, err Lozano, made the switch to the GOP. Here are some hollow statements from the switcheroo press conference yesterday courtesy of the SA Express News:
“We’re here today with a message from the party, from the leaders, to J.M. Lozano and to the larger Hispanic community across the state of Texas, and that is that the Republican Party is the party for the Hispanic community in this state,” said Attorney General Greg Abbott, who added that he’ll campaign for the Kingsville lawmaker in District 43.
To the AG: I’m reminded of the lyrics from the Everly Brothers tune, “whenever I want you, all I have to do is drea-ea-ea-ea-eam, dream, dream, dream -drea-ea-ea-ea-eam.”
The President will be in town today for a money run. I don’t have a problem with that if it helps him win in battleground states this November.
Yesterday, Commentary mentioned the Carlton Fisk walk-off dinger in Game 6 of the 1975 World Serious against the Reds. There were three other dingers hit during that game. Name the players that went yard and as a bonus, what was the final score of the game?
A “way to go” shout out goes to my pal Nick Anderson from the Chron. The Chron put this out last night:
Houston Chronicle editorial cartoonist Nick Anderson has been honored with the Clifford K. Berryman and James T. Berryman award for national cartooning. The national award is for work that exhibits power to influence public opinion, plus good drawing and striking effect.
At yesterday’s HISD Board of Education meeting, an item was approved that calls for a firm to conduct an assessment of facilities. The firm has 90 days to complete its work. That probably means we will be discussing the need for a bond campaign this summer. Stay tuned!
Cesar Geronimo of the Reds had a solo dinger in the eighth inning, Fred Lynn of the Red Sox had a three run blast in the bottom of the first, and Bernie Carbo of the Red Sox of course had a three run pinch hit dinger in the bottom of the eighth and the Red Sox prevailed 7-6 in Game 6.
From the ‘Stros yesterday:
Over the past few months, the club has been in discussion with Major League Baseball (MLB) about whether to wear the authentic Colt .45s jersey. The original logo features the Colts name and a pistol. The alternative jersey would only have the Colts name on the front of the jersey. This week, MLB informed the Astros that the decision would be left to the ballclub. The Astros organization continues to value fan input, therefore the Astros have been reaching out to fans the past week to get their opinion on this issue.
Here’s what I don’t like. MLB and the ‘Stros just should have stuck to their first decision and not display the guns. Instead they opened it up and now the Chron and other media outlets in H-Town are letting the “fans” vote onlline. This is freaking H-Town where folks worship their guns! How do you think they are going to vote? They don’t even have a line for this in Vegas!
We’re talking about a baseball game here not the first day of deer season or a panel discussion on the Second Amendment. The ‘Stros might as well conduct a poll on whether or not to have a family member of a victim that was murdered with a handgun throw out the first pitch that evening. That’s all I have from The Yard!