Archive for December 9th, 2010

The Chron’s Lisa Falkenberg has some choice words today for Hutch for turning her back on The DREAMERS.  Way to go Lisa!

“Hutchison is a lost cause and her lack of integrity on this issue makes Gov. Rick Perry look like a great humanitarian.”


“Hutchison has sold out before. But voting against the nomination of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor didn’t really hurt anybody. This is different.”

Take that!

“Texas’ senior senator seems to have undergone the same form of ideological lobotomy that has so relieved Sen. John McCain of his mavericky attributes.”

And that!

I’m telling you, I don’t think Hutch’s corner men had Hutch thoroughly checked out after the bruising she took from Guv Dude this past March.  I don’t think they asked her “how many fingers am I holding up” or “what day is it?” 

This comes from the area of ‘Stros history:  Who is Mike Rosamond?

My buddy Jay Root today has an AP story about another GOP state legislator double dipping, errr having the state and his campaign pay for the same travel expenses.  The GOP fella says he was too busy and didn’t know he was double dipping.  Oh brother!  I’m thinking the Vegas line will set the over/under fine at around $7,500.  Take the over.  The Ethics Commission can always be counted on to stick it to legislators because they write the ethics laws and are supposed to know better.

Mike Rosamond of course was a Gerry Hunsicker MLB Draft first round pick back in 1999.  I bring it up because the ‘Stros passed on homie Carl Crawford who was picked in Round 2 of the 1999 MLB Draft and yesterday inked a 7-year deal worth $142 mil with the Red Sox.  Hunsicker didn’t look so smart with that move if you ask me.  You can check out Carl Crawford on Friday – Sunday, July 1-3, 2011 when the Red Sox visit The Yard for three.   BTW:  Rosamond never made it to the Bigs and isn’t playing baseball these days.

On Chron.com finally some news from The Yard:

The Astros chose two pitchers in the Rule 5 draft on Thursday, taking Rays righthander Aneury Rodriguez in the first round and Yankees righthander and Kingwood High School and Rice alum Lance Pendleton in the second round.

Rodriguez, a Dominican who will turn 23 next week, was primarily a starter in a 2010 season spent mostly at Class AAA Durham. He went 7-5 with a 3.71 ERA in his sixth professional season.

Pendleton started for Class AA Trenton and more for Class AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre last year, going 12-5 with a 3.61 ERA. He was a fourth-round pick of the Yankees in 2005.

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