On the front page of today’s Chron is a story about the Dome and its future. There is nothing really new and you can only read if you have the hard copy or are a subscriber. Folks have until next month to turn in their Dome project proposals. Hunker Down has said that it will be up to the voters to decide the future of the Dome.
Hunker Down has also said that he is not inclined to hold a Dome election this November because H-Town voters will turn out in greater number than non H-Town voters because we are having City elections. I’m going to go out on a limb and disagree with Hunker Down on this point.
This wouldn’t be one of those bond elections to build a jail, a courthouse, schools, or parks. This is the freaking Astrodome – the Eighth Wonder of the World. A lot of voters across the region would be talking it up. If a Dome demolition component is included, debates, discussions, and arguments involving nostalgia, history, and the future would be pretty common around the so called water cooler. Most folks would have a take on what to do with the Dome.
The local media (I’m talking about print, TV, radio, and online) which does a p___ poor job of covering our City and local elections would be all over this story. One of the lowest voting turn out Demographic – the sports talk radio audience – would probably come out and vote. It would be a better informed electorate across Harris County and isn’t that what we want? I guarantee there would be tons more coverage of the Dome proposition than the mayoral election.
In the last major contested mayoral election in H-Town in November we had a tad over 19% voter turnout. I’m thinking we could get that countywide for a Dome referendum.
Don’t sell Dome voters short, Hunker Down!
The A’s visit The Yard this weekend. How many World Serious titles do they own while in Oakland?
You know we’re not having a good season if the only story to go national from The Yard this season is a vendor going numero 2 with his snow cones nearby. Check it out from KPRC:
Cell phone video shows a ball park snow cone vendor sitting on a toilet in a stall with an entire box full of the products he’s about to sell. They sit on the bathroom floor right next to him.
The person who recorded the video and gave it to Local 2 said: “I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. This guy is taking a dump. There’s no doubt about it. What sane person could possibly think, yeah this is a good idea. I’ll just put the food that I’m about to sell on the floor.”
PGAer Sergio Garcia just needs to shut his pie hole. He is an embarrassment and a dumbarse. He pulled the fried chicken line on Tiger and he is getting skewered deservedly. He is not a victim and that is for sure. Here is from Yahoo.Sports:
Sergio Garcia crossed a line Tuesday he never should have toed.
At the European Tour’s annual gala dinner ahead of its flagship event, the BMW PGA Championship in England, Garcia responded to a question asking if he would have dinner with Tiger Woods at next month’s U.S. Open at Merion.
His reply, according to The Guardian: "We will have him round every night. We will serve fried chicken."
The 33 year old could have said any other kind of food. Snowballs would have been clean and funny as a reference to Woods’ girlfriend Lindsey Vonn. He could’ve gone with Swedish meatballs as a more edgy shot across the bow about Woods’ defunct marriage to Elin Nordegren. How about a Hank Haney reference and say "popsicles"?
Garcia chose to allude to fried chicken.
Here s from a bit of ESPN:
One of Garcia’s sponsors has also weighed in on the matter.
"Sergio Garcia’s recent comment was offensive and in no way aligns with TaylorMade-adidas Golf’s values and corporate culture," the statement read. "We have spoken with Sergio directly and he clearly has regret for his statement and we believe he is sincere. We discussed with Sergio that his comments are clearly out of bounds and we are continuing to review the matter."
Good for TaylorMade-adidas. Stick it to Garcia.
The Oakland A’s won World Serious titles in 1972, 1973, 1974, and 1989 of course.
We won a game last night and 12,000 and change that attended stayed away from the yellow snow cones – yikes!