Archive for August 14th, 2015

On Campaigns

The pro HERO forces have a campaign and I guess it is called Houston Unites. They had their kickoff press conference a few days ago. They are trying to create some enthusiasm.

Commentary is waiting to see when the pro term limits proposal folks will have their kickoff press conference. Who will lead the effort? Who will be part of their coalition? Will they have enthusiasm?

Here is what Kuffer had to say about the term limits proposal:

As I said before, I don’t consider this an improvement on the current system and I don’t intend to vote Yes.

That is a problem if you ask me.

H-Town voted to enact term limits way back in 1991 – 24 years ago – or 12 city elections ago.

The Tigers visit The Yard this weekend. Their skipper is Brad Ausmus. During the 2005 playoffs, who was Ausmus’ backup at catcher – you’ll never guess this one.

Politico says today that Rick Perry will be the first candidate for president to drop out. I won’t argue with that.

Here is from Tags on what is also happening at The Yard this weekend:

The Astros will celebrate the 10th anniversary of their 2005 National League pennant-winning team as part of Legends Weekend, in which several players from the club’s past, including many from the ’05 team, will return to Minute Maid Park.

Among those scheduled to appear throughout the weekend are Hall of Famer Craig Biggio, Jeff Bagwell, Brandon Backe, Lance Berkman, Jose Cruz, Glenn Davis, Larry Dierker, Morgan Ensberg, Adam Everett, Bob Knepper, Jason Lane, Roy Oswalt, J.R. Richard, Bob Watson, Jimmy Wynn, Eric Yelding and Gerald Young, plus Phil Garner, who was the manager of the 2005 team.

Raul Chavez of course was the backup catcher to Brad Ausmus during the 2005 playoffs and only got into one game – the 18 inning NLDS Game 4 win against The ATL.

The 10-game homie begins tonight with our lead down to a game and a half and 2005 NLCS t-shirts are being given away tonight but why do they have the San Luis logo on them? Oh, well!

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