Archive for March 25th, 2015

These tweets came out yesterday:

Teddy Schleifer ‏@teddyschleifer 3m3 minutes ago
Just in: Houston police union is about to announce that @SylvesterTurner has received their endorsement for mayor. Very early for @HPOUTX.

Teddy Schleifer ‏@teddyschleifer 54s55 seconds ago
@blogawful @SylvesterTurner Very, very early bet. In 2009, last open race, @HPOUTX endorsed Gene Locke in August — five months from now.

Teddy Schleifer ‏@teddyschleifer 7m7 minutes ago
Why such early @HPOUTX endorsement, w/not full field? Came in August in ’09. Ray Hunt: “By August, everbody’s already run their campaigns.”

And here is a Chron story on Rep. Turner receiving the police and fire fighter endorsements: http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/politics/houston/article/Firefighters-endorsement-of-Turner-draws-heat-in-6156654.php.

Most folks expected Rep. Turner to get the endorsements. Most folks are not even surprised that they were announced this early in the process. Most folks also know that deal or no deal, City of H-Town pensions are going to be a major issue in this campaign so most folks know that Rep. Turner is on course to hover around maintaining the status quo – got it!

Commentary is going to say that the folks that are running the various mayoral campaigns in H-Town this season are all pretty smart. They know what they are doing and what they have to do to finish first.

Most folks know that Killer Bs Jeff Bagwell (1,529), Craig Biggio (1,175), and Big Puma (1,090) are the only ‘Stros with over 1,000 career RBIs as a ‘Stro. Name the player at number 4 with 942 RBIs?

Remember last year’s Sports Illustrated story that said we were on course to win the 2017 World Serious. This tweet came out yesterday:

Minor League Promos ‏@MiLBPromos 20h20 hours ago
When the @FresnoGrizzlies go Back to the Future on 8/15 they’ll be giving away @astros World Series rings!

Then Commentary tweeted this:

Marc Campos‏@MarcCommentary 19h19 hours ago
2017 @Astros World Series Champion Rings via @FresnoGrizzlies #BackToTheFuture #FluxCapacitor http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mlb-big-league-stew/boldest-giveaway-in-baseball–astros-triple-a-team-makes-2017-world-series-rings-163719068.html … pic.twitter.com/kSzifiCSOE

Baseball folks are a superstitious bunch so this was tweeted last night:

Brian McTaggart ⚾️ ‏@brianmctaggart 2h2 hours ago
Fresno Grizzlies just sent out statement saying they have decided not to give out 2017 Astros championship rings as promotion item this year


Brian McTaggart ⚾️ ‏@brianmctaggart 2h2 hours ago
“We appreciate that our affiliate is as optimistic as our fans are about the future of the Astros,” Reid Ryan said in statement.

Oh, well. Maybe they can save the rings and hand them out after the 2017 season.

Jose Cruz of course is number 4 on the list of career RBIs as a ‘Stro with 942.

Commentary doesn’t go to The Yard for the grub. I will have a hot dog now and then. Dante usually goes with the chicken fingers. Here is the latest food offering that will make its debut this season. From the Chron:

For the Astros park, Aramark touts a chicken and waffle cone, which comes stuffed with mashed potatoes, fried chicken, drizzled with honey mustard. That will be available at Street Eats in section 126.

I will stick to my hot dog.

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