Archive for May 25th, 2015

Remember when Hunker Down said he wanted the new Sheriff to have gravitas. The Chron has a story today on the color of the new Sheriff’s first hires. I am not surprised and neither should you. I knew this was going to happen and so did you. That’s why some folks didn’t want the former Sheriff to leave. Here is a bit from the Chron story:

Among Ron Hickman’s initial moves as sheriff was filling each of his first eight command posts with white males, a choice critics said shows a lack of vision in a jurisdiction as diverse as Harris County.

These employees range from a major in charge of criminal investigations to an assistant chief who oversees the jail.

Hickman called it insulting to question whether race or gender were considerations in his early staffing assignments.

“I’m still researching the top-level personnel. Given that I haven’t finished assembling it,” he said, “I think it would be unfair for me to say anything.”

However, Adrian Garcia, the county’s first Latino sheriff, called it “unconscionable” that all those on Hickman’s command staff to date are white and male. Garcia resigned to run for mayor of Houston.

If you are going to waste some personal energy and call out the new Sheriff, it is only fair that you call out the former Sheriff. He help create the situation. As for the former Sheriff calling the new hires “unconscionable” – what in the heck did he expect? Oh, well, now that’s what you call gravitas!

Here is the entire Chron article on the hires: http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Critics-say-diversity-lacking-in-new-sheriff-s-6284551.php?cmpid=btfpm.

Where does Bleacherreport.com have the ‘Stros in their latest MLB power rankings this morning?

The family got together in Baytown this past Saturday to celebrate my Mom’s BD #89. Some of us were watching the ‘Stros on the flat screen. Some were in the next room visiting. While setting up the family pic the ‘Stros pulled off the triple play. Nice!

How about these tweets from yesterday:

MattYallofMLB 6m6 minutes ago
Since wild card era began in 1995, teams in or tied for first place at Memorial Day have a 51.2% chance of winning division. #Elias

Brian McTaggart ⚾️ retweeted
Richard Justice ‏@richardjustice 23m23 minutes ago
The Astros are an absolute joy to watch. That’s surely one part of this season’s sweetest and most improbable story.

How about this Richard Justice article from yesterday: http://m.astros.mlb.com/news/article/126460264/richard-justice-astros-a-joy-and-dangerous.

We have the second best record in MLB and Bleacherreport.com has us at number 2 in this morning’s MLB power rankings of course. KC with the best record holds the top spot in the rankings.

Let’s see. Yesterday we jumped off to a 3 zip lead, then fell behind 5-3, then it was 7-3, then we tied it up at 7-7, then went ahead 10-7, and won it 10-8. Nice!

We could be the first 30 game winner in MLB this season with a win at Camden this afternoon. I like our chances with Dallas Keuchel on the mound.

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