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“Don’t cry for me Argentina
The truth is I never left you
All through my wild days
My mad existence
I kept my promise
Don’t keep your distance.”

Commentary agrees with the GOP South Carolina Governor. The last thing he needs is a stimulus these days. In fact, I think he’s been overstimulated lately – Argentina style. Folks in South Carolina should have figured something was up – pardon the pun – when the Governor started taking tango classes at the Charleston Y a year or so ago.

Since the Governor was in Argentina, I guess it is OK for him to apollyize.

H-Town Mayoral candidate Gene Locke put out a statement yesterday announcing additions to his campaign team. Some folks were wondering though why he didn’t announce the subtractions to his campaign team. CEWDEM didn’t exactly put out the welcome mat to the new team members. CEWDEM in particular let it be known what he really thinks about the campaign’s new press advisor – ouch!

It turns out that 43’s bud, Tom Schieffer, has two H-Town supporters – my old pal State Rep Senfronia Thompson and my old boss former Governor Mark White.

The Academy Award folks announced yesterday that there will be five more Best Pic nominees at next year’s ceremony. They didn’t ask Commentary. Now instead of checking out five mandatory flicks, I’ll have to crank it up to ten.

You can go to Commentary’s website later on today and check out a pic that was taken last night of Commentary and a ‘Lil Johnny Reb fella that came down and took the seat next to mine. I don’t know about his wardrobe choices.  I don’t think they were selling that shirt at The Team Store at The Yard.

Here’s what the ‘Stros sent out yesterday:

“The Houston Astros announced today that the club has finalized the details of a build-to-lease agreement for a new complex for their Dominican Republic operations. The lease was entered into with D. & F. Sport Field Services, S.A, and will be for a five-year term with an option to renew twice, each option for an additional five-year period.  The announcement was made by General Manager Ed Wade.

“’The new complex in the Dominican Republic is a huge step forward in our player development process,’ Wade said. ‘The facility will allow us to further the on-field development of our young Latin players along with giving us the opportunities to enhance their diets and provide them with English lessons that will allow them to function at a higher level when they move along the development chain in the United States.  We’re excited about the advances that we’re making on the international front, and this is one more clear indication of our commitment to find and develop the best talent on a worldwide basis.’

“The all-inclusive academy will be located in the Guerra Region of Boca Chica, DR, and will be conveniently located a half-mile from the new Tampa Bay Rays and LA Dodgers facilities, as well as in the same area as the Kansas City Royals and other Major League Dominican Academies. The Astros current Dominican Operations resides in San Pedro de Macoris, DR.”

Way to go ‘Stros!

Commentary snagged Foul Ball Numero Siete yesterday with my lid and I must say it was a shot. A guy sitting across the aisle from me was from KC and he informed me that he got a call from his dad in KC and said that they replayed the snag three times on FoxKC Sports – cool. Of course, Big Puma could have used my lid last night as he let one get through his legs in the top of the ninth that eventually led to KC tying the game and sending it to extra innings that we eventually lost – drats!

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