Archive for July 14th, 2015

Dallas Keuchel starts at pitcher tonight for the AL All Stars – nice.

United Republicans will host a mayoral candidate forum tonight.

Years ago someone asked me why I didn’t do takes on the drug cartels. I think I said something like those guys don’t play by my rules or yours and I like to be able to keep going to ballgames. Besides, I wouldn’t know an El Chapo from an El Guapo.

The last thing I want to do is advise Trump other than to say be careful.

Unlike my fellow Latino Dems. I am not mad at Trump. In fact, if I ever run into him, I am going to go out of my way to give him an abrazo and thank him for making it nearly impossible for the GOP to make inroads into the Latino voting community in 2016. Look at the boost he’s given to the piñata industry!

I was up early this morning and I flipped on the flat screen and the deal with Iran was being announced. It brought back memories from over 35 years ago, way before the internet and twitter and flat screens when the Iranian Revolution started and they were calling us The Great Satan. If the President says it is a good deal, I guess it is. I mean, I’d rather have The President explain it and not Gov. Scott Walker.

When was the last time a MLB All Star Game went into extra innings?

The candidate questionnaires are starting to come in. There is Labor, Tejanos, OFADs, DFHers, GLBT, Young Stonewalls, Dem Party, Realtors, and Home Builders for starters. Most endorse. You know who is missing and won’t be endorsing? Women. How come they don’t have a PAC and endorse?

Don’t put your money on Kid Rock on this one. He is on the wrong side of history. From the internet:

Two of Detroit’s own are ensnared in controversy today. In an interview with Fox News’ Megyn Kelly, mulleted musician Kid Rock told those protesting the Confederate Battle Flag to “kiss my ass.” Now, Chevrolet, which is sponsoring Rock’s summer concert tour, is under fire for its support.

I don’t know about screening off more folks from foul balls at MLB cribs. If they are going to do something, maybe dugout to dugout about a third of the way down each side. It would be ridiculous if they went foul pole to foul pole or in our case fowl pole. Here is a related story:

A federal lawsuit filed in San Francisco on Monday is trying to force Major League Baseball to install netting from foul pole to foul pole to protect spectators from flying bats and balls.

The lawsuit filed on behalf of an Oakland A’s fan and other season ticket-holders throughout the major leagues does not ask for money. Instead, it wants Commissioner Rob Manfred to extend the screens that typically cover only a few sections behind the plate all the way down the first- and third-base lines.

“Every type of fan is constantly at risk of serious injury or death,” said Robert Hilliard, one of the lawyers involved in the case. “If that foul ball is hit hard enough, reaction time is basically zero and life-threatening injury is certain. This is a needless risk. Extending the nets will, as a fact, save lives.”

The proposed class action was filed on behalf of Gail Payne, who has tickets in an unprotected section at the Oakland Coliseum, by Hilliard’s Texas-based firm, Hilliard Munoz Gonzalez. A website asks other season ticket-holders to contact another firm handling the case, Seattle-based Hagens Berman.

The commissioner’s office said it is discussing safety with the clubs, and players could also become involved in the talks.

“Fan safety is our foremost goal for all those who choose to support our game by visiting our ballparks, and we always strive for that experience to be safe and fan-friendly,” MLB said in a statement. “Major League Baseball is in the process of re-evaluating all issues pertaining to fan safety, comfort and expectations.”

In 2008, the AL All Stars beat the NL All Stars 4-3 in 15 innings of course.

Root, root, root for the AL All Stars tonight

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