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The Chron E-Board today called out Commissioner’s Court on getting a vote on the Dome on the ballot for this November.  Here is a part:

It was created by a vote, and it should be saved or destroyed by a vote. Much like the bond elections that gave Harris County the capital to build the Dome, the future of 8400 Kirby Drive should be in the hands of the voters.

Right now, there are only five votes that count – the four powerful, and often unknown, county commissioners and the county judge. Those five have not been the visionary leaders we once had in men such as Roy Hofheinz. They seem either too fearful of going down in history as the men who destroyed the Dome, or too scared of the higher taxes necessary to fund any grand endeavor. So instead we wait, and the Dome decays until the once-wonder’s only redeemable feature is its ruin value.

Enough with men fearful of history. Harris County deserves better. It is time to let the people decide what we should do with the Astrodome and how we should spend our money. Come November, the voters who matter shouldn’t be at Commissioner’s Court, but at the ballot box.

I don’t think much more needs to be said.  The Chron E-Board wants a vote.  The Rodeo, Texans, NFL Commissioner and Commentary want it torn down.  What’s the hold-up?

Here is the entire E-Board take.

A lot folks know that last June Matt Cain of the Giants went perfecto on the ‘Stros.  Name the ‘Stros that played in that game last June that also got into the game last night?

The First Lady is recommending the movie “42”.  It is about Jackie Robinson getting  into the MLB back in 1947.  Here is from an article:

Michelle Obama said Tuesday that a new movie chronicling Jackie Robinson’s rise through Major League Baseball, including the racial discrimination he endured while breaking the sport’s color barrier in the 1940s, left her and the president "visibly, physically moved" after they saw it over the weekend. The film, "42," also left the couple wondering "how on Earth did (the Robinsons) live through that. How did they do it? How did they endure the taunts and the bigotry for all of that time?" she said.

And:

Mrs. Obama said everyone should see the movie, which opens nationwide April 12.

"I can say with all sincerity that it was truly powerful for us," she said. "We walked away from that just visibly, physically moved by the experience of the movie, of the story," and the "raw emotion" they felt afterward.

I wasn’t at The Yard last night but I watched the game and around the sixth inning I started to think it might be a perfect game and no hitter and I thought about missing history. Did I want to be there and watch the Rangers go perfect on us in our crib?  Did I want to have a ticket stub for the first no-no or perfect game ever tossed at The Yard?  My answer is a resounding NO!  In the end it turned out A-OK as Marwin Gonzalez with his base hit up middle saved us from getting perfected on two seasons in a row.

Jose Altuve, Brett Wallace, Jason Castro, Xavier Cedeno, and Rhiner Cruz of course saw action in the perfecto last June and in the near perfecto last night.

Our bats looked anemic last night, we’re not in first place, and we wrap up the series with the Rangers this afternoon.

 

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