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A Big Deal

We may be experiencing a H-Town first tomorrow around 12 noon when the 2014 MLB Hall of Fame Class is announced and B-G-O makes it. A number of Hall of Fame voters have been releasing their picks and B-G-O is running at around 80%. You need 75% or better of the ballots cast to get in. Greg Maddux, Frank Thomas, and Tom Glavine are also being projected to make it to Cooperstown.

Baggy, Barry Bonds, The Rocket, and Mike Piazza won’t be getting their ticket punched.

B-G-O making it will be a big deal for H-Town. It will be the first time a Hall of Fame great will be inducted wearing ‘Stros gear.

B-G-O has a restaurant named after him – the 5 and 7 Grille over at The Yard. He has a statue in front of The Yard. We will have to also throw in a park, maybe a street, or a school to name after him. Like I said, it is a big deal.

I wonder what lid he’ll wear – the brick red, the blue and gold, or the orange and blue. I am thinking the brick red since that’s the lid he wore when he cracked the 3,000 base hit mark and wore in the 2005 World Serious.

B-G-O’s 3,060th career base hit on September 30, 2007 against The ATL was a single, double, triple, or dinger?

Mark your calendars for Sunday, February 9 on CBS.

The Eurythmics will reunite to pay tribute to the Beatles.

The Recording Academy announced Monday that Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart will perform as a duo for “The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles.” The event will be taped at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Jan. 27, a day after the Grammy Awards.

Longtime Grammys producer Ken Ehrlich, who is also producing the Beatles special, thought the Eurythmics would be ideal to honor the iconic group.

“When it came around to booking this show, what I felt was important was to try and find those artists who not only would be able to interpret Beatles songs, but would also have an … understanding of what they meant,” he said in an interview.

The Eurythmics sold millions of albums and had hit songs with “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of These)” and “Here Comes the Rain Again.” Ehrlich said Lennox and Stewart, who have launched successful solo careers, are thrilled to perform in tribute to the Beatles. Lennox has released several solo album, most recently a Christmas collection, while one of Stewart’s projects features collaborations with Martina McBride and Karen Elson.

Ehrlich wouldn’t say which Beatles tune the British duo would perform, but John Mayer and Keith Urban will pair up to perform “Don’t Let Me Down,” while Alicia Keys and John Legend will duet on “Let It Be.” Maroon 5 also will hit the stage.

The special will air on CBS on Feb. 9 — exactly 50 years after the Beatles made their U.S. debut on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” An estimated 73 million viewers tuned in to watch the event, which has become one of the world’s top cultural moments.

Commentary is working on my first questionnaire of the 2014 campaign season. If all goes well I should be done with it this afternoon.

I couldn’t make up my mind last night. On the one hand I was rooting for the underdog Auburn last night and on the other hand I was rooting for a team to bust up the SEC stranglehold on the national championship. It was a great game for sure.

B-G-O of course slapped a first inning double on September 30, 2007.

I wonder if they are planning anything special at The Yard for tomorrow.

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