Archive for March 14th, 2013

Now that the SD6 Special is history, Commentary has been looking at the home schedule.  Of the 81 home games at The Yard, nine have 1 pm starts on non-holiday weekdays.  The Rangers and Mariners in April, the Rockies in May, B’More and the Brewers in June, Rays and A’s in July, Rangers again n August, and the Twins in September.  I don’t know if I can miss that much work Instead of 1:05, 6:05, or 7:05 starts, the first pitch is at 1:10, 6:10, or 7:10.  What’s up with that?

Everyone knows that the 2005 ‘Stros went to the World Serious that season.  Name the 2005 Opening Day starting line-up.  You will only get this if you go online. 

From I didn’t know that department:  yesterday Commentary mentioned not having the Green bin for recycling everything.  Thanks to Kuffer, I find out that the Green bin has critics.  Here is from Kuffer:

Texas Campaign for the Environment vowed today to mobilize Houstonians against Mayor Annise Parker’s so-called “One Bin for All” proposal, saying that the scheme will take recycling away from the minority of residents who already have it, delay expanding it to new neighborhoods and lay the groundwork for future environmental damage.

“This has been tried before, it’s called a dirty materials recovery facility, or dirty MRF,” says Tyson Sowell, Program Director for Texas Campaign for the Environment in Houston. “Similar facilities have been built elsewhere with promises of huge recycling rates, but none have delivered on their promise and were abandoned.”

I guess I’m going to have to pay attention to this.  I’m thinking the Ben Hall campaign is also looking into this and considering adding “dirty MRF” to food carts and propane tanks.

Check out all of Kuffer here.

The Chron E-Board today endorsed “One bin of all.”

Check it out here.

I wonder if the Chron E-Board has read up on “dirty MRFs.”

Here is from today’s Chron:

Harris County added more residents than any other county in the United States for the second year in a row, the Census Bureau reported Thursday, as thousands of people drawn by job opportunities flocked to the Houston area.

This got me to thinking about what Ben Hall said last week.  He kind of mentioned that the H-Town area was growing but that growth within H-Town city limits was not growing as fast as the rest of the area.  The 2010 census showed that H-town had grown 7.5% over the past decade compared to Harris County’s 20.3% growth.  Is this a valid issue worth talking about?  We will see.

Here is the Chron article on local population growth.

The 2005 Opening Day starting line-up for the ‘Stros was Adam Everett at shortstop, B-G-O at second, Baggy at first, Morgan Ensberg at third, Luke Scott in left, Jason Lane in right, Brad Ausmus behind the plate, Willie Taveras in center, and Roy O. on the mound of course.  Luke Scott was the one that stumped me – you too.

Renowned saber metrics guru Bill James says the ‘Stros will be winning 95 games a year in five years.  That’s a long time to wait.


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