Archive for March 7th, 2011

Harris County Judge Ed Emmett wants to turn the Astrodome into some sort of domed pavilion where festivals would be held. 
Check out the Chron story from this past weekend.

Here is a part of the article:

Houston’s major festivals could be held at the Dome, he (Judge Emmett) said, rather than in a less-than-ideal spot around downtown’s City Hall, where property is hard to secure at night.

"I think people would flock to it," Emmett said. "Is that a revenue generator, enough to pay for the Dome? No. It would have to be a decision that the community said, ‘You know what? We want this to be part of our community.’"

I don’t know about that.  I don’t think folks would flock to it. 

Right now we don’t have the money to repair it and we don’t have money to tear it down.  So it is just going to sit there.

Who holds the ‘Stros record for pitching the most consecutive shutouts?

Harris County Commissioner Jerry Eversole goes on trial today in federal district court.  Check out the Chron story today.  Things are certainly going to be interesting when the feds start presenting their case.  I’m staying tuned for sure.

The City of H-Town Redistricting Town Hall Meetings resume this evening up in Kingwood so be there!  BTW:  I should have said Edward Ybarra last Friday.

Commentary spent some time this past weekend at The Yard checking out the College Classic.  The new HD scoreboard was up and it is huge and very high definition. 

On Friday night, Pam-In-Charge took a foul ball to the shoulder – ouch – up in her press box level hangout.

J.R, Richard of course threw three consecutive shutouts (against the Giants, Giants, and Cubs) back in 1980.  J.R. is celebrating his 61st BD today!

Jason Castro won’t be our Opening Day catcher this season.  Heck he may not even get to catch this season.  The Yankees visited Kissimmee yesterday but the big news was Cameron Diaz sitting on the front row rooting for A-Roid who also hit a dinger.


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