Archive for September 13th, 2010

After yesterday’s thumping of the Colts, folks around here are having Super Bowl visions, if you know what I mean.  Hey, why not!  The Colts have owned our arses over the past eight years.  To put a whupping on them in Game 1 is special.

Guv Dude came out with his first ad of the general election season this past weekend and it is not an attack.   That’s interesting.  Commentary thought he would come out with guns blazing.  I guess they know what they are doing.  FYI:  Dude’s debate deadline is in a couple of days.  Stay tuned!

Former ‘Stro catcher Brad Ausmus made his final appearance at The Yard yesterday as an MLBer.  Ausmus now wears the Dodger blue started yesterday’s game behind the plate.   He will hang up his cleats at the end of this season.  In 1987, he was drafted in the 48th round by the Yankees.  Who was the first player taken in the 1987 MLB Amateur Player Draft?  Bonus:  Who did the ‘Stros pick in Round 1 of the 1987 draft?

The Chron has a series that started running yesterday called “The United State of Texas.”  Today’s piece is on “Immigration Nation” and focuses on the Lower Rio Grande Valley.  Check it out.

The series takes a look at how folks are looking at politics.  Here’s what my old pal Billy Leo of La Joya has to say"There’s something about Bill White that’s too stale, too dry. We need somebody who’ll wake us up."

One thing about Mayor Leo, he’s pretty frank.  Mayor Leo was talking about the expected low Latino voter turnout.

In the article, Jerry Polinard, a respected political scientist from the University of Texas-Pan American says "White needs a turnout similar to 2008 during what’s shaping up to be a strong Republican year.  To have any chance at all, he has to match that. Or, there has to be some sort of perfect storm, which hasn’t happened yet."

Why do we have to expect a low Latino voter turnout?  Why is it accepted?  I’ll tell you why.   The Lone Star State Dem leaders have failed miserably to fully engage this growing voting community.

Ken Griffey, Jr. of course was the first player taken in the 1987 draft.  He was picked by the Mariners.  B-G-O of course was drafted by the ‘Stros in Round 1 that year.  He was taken 22nd overall.  Both are future Hall of Famers if you ask me.

I don’t think we set the harmonica world record Friday night at The Yard.  We lost a lot of folks due to the extra inning game. 

Speaking of, we should have won the game Friday night but we couldn’t come through with Michael Bourn on third with one out – ouch!

We’re at 68-75.  We have the Brewers coming in for three starting tonight.  Brett Myers goes this evening so I like our chances. 


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