Archive for November 17th, 2010

On chron.com, there is piece out of the Brownsville Herald about Latinos not having a national leader.  I knew that.  Here’s a bit of what is said:

Nearly two-thirds, or 64 percent, of Hispanics surveyed said they did not know whom they consider as "the most important Latino leader in the country today." An additional 10 percent answered that "no one" qualified.

The most frequently mentioned individual — named by 7 percent of respondents— was Sonia Sotomayor, who was appointed last year to the U.S. Supreme Court. About 5 percent chose U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., of Chicago, followed by 3 percent who cited Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and 2 percent who selected Jorge Ramos, an anchor on Noticiero Univision, the national evening news program on the Spanish-language television network Univision.

No one else was named by more than 1 percent of respondents, according to the Pew Hispanic Center, a branch of the Pew Research Center in Washington.   Check out the story.

There is nobody from H-Town on the list. There is nobody from the Lone Star State on the list. 

In 1992, this MLB Hall of Famer was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers with 98.8% of the vote – the highest percentage of the vote ever recorded.  Who am I talking about?

Leave it to The Dean for a good one liner in today’s Chron.  He says we might want to rethink Voter ID since it looks like there was massive voter fraud here in the Lone Star State a couple of weeks ago.

43 is in town today for his book signing.  He’s in precinct 200.

Tom Seaver of course was elected into the Hall of Fame in 1992.  Tom Terrific is celebrating his 66th BD today.

Well, it is official.  On April 1 of next year when we go to Philly on Opening Day we face another Cy Young Award winner in Roy Halladay and that’s all I have from The Yard.


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