Archive for April 9th, 2012

The United versus Southwest battle takes it up a notch today as the City of H-Town’s Aviation Director releases a much anticipated study on the matter. 

Meanwhile, the Chron’s business columnist is supporting the Southwest plan to go international.  Here is part of his piece:

More than three decades after competition came to the airline industry, some of the biggest carriers still struggle to grasp the concept.


The city should grant Southwest its "building permit" and let the market – in this case, passengers – decide the winner.

Here is the entire piece.

Kuffer also spends a lot of time on the issue here.

Of course, the Chron’s business columnist doesn’t have a vote on City Council.   Neither does Kuffer.

One thing is for sure, the Chron is going to give this battle a whole lot of run.  Heck, they even ran a story last week on the comments from the “comments” section.  Stay tuned!

Name the oldest MLB pitcher to ever serve up a lead-off dinger?

Some right wingers want to change the rules of the Texas GOP Prez Primary and go with the winner-take-all thinking it might hurt Romney and help Santorum.  Here is part of what they put out this past weekend – It’s on Burkablog:

Contrary to what you may have heard from the national media, the race for the Republican presidential nominee is far from over.

Here is all from Burkablog.

Let’s see now, Newt said yesterday it is probably over.  Jeb Bush says it’s over, same for Marco Rubio, and that Ryan fella.  The RNC also says it is over.

Calling out the “national media” is kind of silly.

On Opening Weekend, 43,000 showed up on Friday, 23,000 on Saturday, and 14,000 plus yesterday.  Where were you?  Here is from the Chron:

The Astros are a winning baseball team for the first time since July 29, 2009 thanks to a two-out rally that ended with Brian Bogusevic’s go-ahead single off lefthander Rex Brothers and a 3-2 win over the Rockies.

Playing in front of 14,195 on Easter Sunday, making it the smallest announced crowd in the 12-plus-year history of Minute Maid Park, the Astros (2-1) sent the fans home happy thanks to an early Carlos Lee RBI double and the short burst against the hard-throwing (Rex) Brothers.

On Opening Day, Bethany pointed out that Clay Walker was using a cheat sheet when he was singing “God Bless America” and “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” during the seventh inning stretch – yikes, he was having to read the lyrics.  Come on, Clay!

Commentary snagged a foul ball on Opening Day and the ball has the 50th Anniversary logo stamped on it.  It was a line shot one hopper that I snagged barehanded.  I gave it to Mary’s and Dudley’s youngest.

Remember when numero 9 used to belong to Hunter Pence?  Not these days.  Numero 9 is now worn by shortstop Marwin Gonzalez.

49-year old Jamie Moyer of course of the Rockies served up a lead-off dinger to ‘Stro center fielder Jordan Schafer Saturday night at The Yard.

Yesterday didn’t start out so nice for MariGirl.  First she got stung by a bee that required first aid attention.  Then she got served a dry burger at the Five Seven.    At least she got a foul ball courtesy of Commentary after I snagged my second of the year.   It was another one hop shot that I snagged with my armpit that deservedly got replayed and a quickie analysis by JD and Brownie.

It was nice to start the season with a series win.


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