Archive for July 7th, 2010

The President is doing the best he can to let Latino voters know that he’s not abandoning us on immigration reform.   Yesterday the administration filed suit and challenged Arizona’s show me your papers law.   This action for the time being keeps Latinos engaged in this year’s election.  Did I say for the time being?

Meanwhile, today’s SA Express News has a piece about the candidates for governor of the Lone Star State not mentioning the immigration reform issue.  Check out the piece .

I’ve said it before.  The immigration reform issue strikes a raw nerve in the Latino community.  We’ve seen it time and time again over the past few years.  Yeah, I know.  Polling probably shows that Latinos are concerned about jobs and education, but I don’t think that is going to get us to the polls. 

As of today, I don’t see local Dems engaging Latino voters on this issue.  That’s a big mistake.  Hopefully next month’s Houston Area Latino Summit on Immigration Reform will be a catalyst of sorts.  Stay tuned!

Michael Bourn is the ‘Stros representative to this year’s MLB All Star Game.  When was the last time we sent just one player to the All Star Game?

H-Town CM James Rodriguez got a dangerous building bulldozed in his district yesterday.  Check it out in today’s Chron.  The H-Town Mayor also gets some credit.  Way to go!

Have you ever wanted to know the names of the tunes they play when a ‘Stros pitcher enters the game or when a batter steps up to the plate?  Well thanks to Alyson’s Footnotes, here’ the answer:

Pitcher Intros:
Matt Lindstrom: "Dangerous Waters" by Non-Point.
Brett Myers: "Miracle" by Non-Point.
Roy Oswalt: "I Stand Alone" by Godsmack.
Brian Moehler: "Big Gun" by AC DC.
Bud Norris: "Hero" by N.A.S.
Felipe Paulino: "Rusty Cage" by Soundgarten.
Wandy Rodriguez: "TNT" by AC DC.
Chris Sampson: "Dukes of Hazzard" by Waylon Jennings.

Batter Intros:
Hunter Pence: "California Gurls" by Katy Perry.
Chris Johnson: "Milkshake" by Kellis.
Geoff Blum: "Bulletproof" by La Roux.
Lance Berkman: "Seventeen" by Tim McGraw.
Michael Bourn: "Showtime" by Young Jeezy.
Carlos Lee: "Noche De Entierro" by Daddy Yankee.
Tommy Manzella: "Stranglehold" by Ted Nugent.
Jason Michaels: "The Big Show" by WWF: The Music.
Roy Oswalt: "Whistling Dixie" by Randy Houser.

Heck, I’ve never heard of most of these artists and their tunes.

In 2002 of course, Lance Berkman was the only ‘Stro selected to play in the All Star Game in Milwaukee.

Last night the ‘Stros played like they wanted to get off of the road to 100 losses.  Wandy looked like Wandy of 2009.  The Big Puma and Numero 45 did what they are paid to do – hit dingers.  I guess Numero 45 also noticed that there weren’t any Caballitos at the game last night – yikes! 


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