Archive for June 9th, 2011

H-Town CM Jolanda Jones is in a little bit of hot water this morning after a City investigation found she broke some laws and rules over at City Hall.
Check out the Chron story.   It will be interesting to see how and where this plays out.  It will also be interesting to see the political and electoral fallout.  This is another one to stay tuned about.

In another ethical adventure, Texas Watchdog has a yucky piece on the current HISD Board President and her good buddy that gets all kinds of juicy contracts over at HISD.  Check it out.   Nice work if you can get it!

My pal Robert Miller has a piece on State Sen. Dan Patrick’s poll on the GOP race for U.S. Senate.   Check it out.  That’s a first.  That’s pretty neat!  You conduct your own poll and exclude the candidate that is going to kick your arse.

Last night ‘Stros pitcher Bud Norris flirted with a no-no. Of course, on June 11, 2003, six ‘Stros pitchers combined to toss the last ‘Stros’ no-no.  Name the six pitchers?

Guv Dude’s August Prayer Caucus continues to get run in fish wraps across the state.  I’m not going to get all worked up about it.  I’m kind of like The Mayor and want those folks to spend money on stuff while they are in town.  Maybe they can stop by The Yard that evening after their final amen. 

Rebuild Houston also continues to get run today in the Chron  (check here)
and with Kuffer  (check here)  Hey, it’s new, it’s messy, and we’re getting it fixed.

Roy O., Pete Munro, Kirk Saarloos, Brad Lidge, Octavio Dotel, and Billy Wagner of course tossed a no-no in old Yankee Stadium.

Around the fifth inning last night I started to think about the possibility of witnessing a no-no pitched by Bud Norris.  Norris had the backing of some great defensive plays by the infield.  With two outs in the top of the seventh The Big Puma came up to the plate.  When the count reached 3-1, my seat neighbor and I both agreed that Norris should go on ahead and walk Puma and pitch to Colby Rasmus.  Instead, The Big Puma smashed one just inches over Hunter Pence’s outstretched glove for a dinger and just like that the no-no vanished.  What the heck!  At least we won. 



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