Archive for January 28th, 2010

The Chron broke a story yesterday about private developers wanting to put the soccer stadium just outside of Loop 610 between the Galleria and Bellaire.  Check it out.

So what do we do with the property in Downtown H-Town where some folks wanted the new soccer stadium to go?  Hey stick a jail on the property?  I don’t know about you, but the last thing we need next to The Yard is a stinking jail.

Those folks that live next to The Yard in those new lofts and townhomes that were cracking on a new soccer stadium now might get a jail and all those bail bond offices that follow.  

Commentary is going to be real disappointed if folks start moving to put a jail next to The Yard.  That’s not going to do that part of town any good.  We can do better than that.  That’s not visionary.  Stay tuned!

Who was the first MLBer to have his number retired?

Commentary went to a reception last night in honor of the new HISD Board President Greg Meyers.  I finally got to meet the new Superintendent.  There was a lot of talk about local education reform last night which is a good thing.

Lou Gehrig’s number 4 of course in 1939.

I got this from the ‘Stros this morning:

“As part of Major League Baseball’s initiative to assist the victims of the destructive earthquake in Haiti, the Houston Astros have launched the "Hitting Homeruns for Haiti" auction. This program features a number of incredible Astros experiences available for bid, with the proceeds benefiting UNICEF’s Haiti Relief Fund.

“You can bid for meeting  Astros legends Craig Biggio and Jeff Bagwell at the FiveSeven Grill, step into the batter’s box to face Astros ace, Roy Oswalt,  meet-and-greet and photos with the Astros outfield – Hunter Pence, Michael Bourn, and Carlos Lee, meet-and-greet with "Big Puma" Lance Berkman and watch him take batting practice on the field, a night in Drayton McLane’s owner suite for you and 12 friends, and dine with Hall of Fame broadcaster, Milo Hamilton and join him for an inning in the broadcast booth.”


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