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The young fella that allegedly got beat up by a few HPD officers hired a very good lawyer and has filed a civil lawsuit against six officers.  My old pal Ben Hall, who also happens to be a former city attorney, has been signed up.  Check out today’s Chron.  The officers allegedly beat up the young fella and were caught on tape by a security camera.

Here’s what Ben had to say about the tape that the public hasn’t seen yet:  "I understand some people might say we might not splatter this kind of indignity on the front pages of newspapers or in broadcasts, but, quite honestly, an open press has a proper function in a open society, and I’m against dictators who try and close off information from the public."

Those are strong words.  Who is the so called dictator? 

Eventually the whole wide world will see the tapes.   The so called dictators probably don’t want to release the tapes because it will be bad for tourism – I guess!

For now, I’m putting my money on Ben.

Who was the first ‘Stro to hit a dinger from each side of the plate in the same game?

Commentary is not going to get all worked up and watch the LeBron James sweepstakes tonight.  I wonder if the ‘Stros will do a TV Special to let us know if Roy O. gets shipped out though.

Alan Ashby of course hit a dinger from each side of the plate in San Diego on September 27, 1982.  Ashby is celebrating BD number 59 today.

It looks like the ‘Stros are determined to get off of the road to 100 losses.  Keppinger, Numero 45, The Pig Puma, and Pence each had a dinger last night to get us a 6-3 victory.  Who knows!. 

 

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