Archive for April 12th, 2013

"Here I come to save the day!"
That means that Mighty Mayor is on her way.

Yes sir, when there is a wrong to right
, Mighty Mayor will join the fight.
On the sea or on the land,
she gets the situation well in hand.
This is from the tune for the Mighty Mouse toon back in the early days. 

The Mayor wants to settle the mess and get the ‘Stros back in all living rooms in the H-Town area.  Here is from Chron.com:

Mayor Annise Parker has asked officials of DirecTV, AT&T U-verse and Suddenlink Communications to meet in Houston with her and with officials with Comcast SportsNet Houston to discuss a solution to the unresolved carriage negotiations between providers and the Rockets- and Astros-owned network.

In Parker’s one page-letter, dated April 5, the mayor said she was requesting the meeting “on behalf of the millions that passionately root for our Houston teams.”

She also said this:

“The proud followers of our Houston teams – many of whom have paid for the venues where the Astros, Dynamo and Rockets compete – have been patient as your negotiations with Comcast SportsNet Houston have unfolded.  That said, as the Rockets push toward the NBA playoffs and the Astros and Dynamo seasons get underway, the situation is intolerable.”

If The Mayor thinks her involvement can get a deal done, then have at it.  Of course, the current non providers might be thinking that she has other motives since she works with the ‘Stros front office on that community partner deal.  If no deal gets done, she risks being called ineffective.  I wonder if Commentary can snag an invite to the meeting since I am a Comcast subscriber and I want to make sure the subscribers of U-verse and the others don’t get a better deal.

The Rockets only have four regular season games remaining.  Playoff games will be on network TV or cable outlets like ESPN and TBS.

Here is the entire story.

Everybody likes to talk about Jackie Robinson breaking the MLB color barrier back on April 15, 1947.  Who did the Dodgers play that day and what did Robinson do in his first ever at-bat?

Since The Mayor is so concerned about the fans getting the shaft, I wonder if she will get the ‘Stros front office and radio guys in for a meeting and get the games back on the blow torch 740 AM so everybody in H-Town can listen to the games in the evening.

While she is also in an “intolerable” mood, why doesn’t The Mayor bring in Hunker Down, Edgar Colon, the Texans, and the Rodeo and get them to agree on a plan on what to do with the Dome.  Watching the Dome just sit there and further deteriorate is also “intolerable.”

The Dodgers played the Boston Braves on April 15, 1947 and Jackie Robinson grounded out to third in his first at-bat of course.

Let’s see if our bats are for real as we go up against the Angels this weekend.  Let’s see if Brett Wallace can break out of his slump.


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