I am going to have to talk some baseball first after the incredible weekend and 10 game homie. I have an interesting political take too, so stick around.
We celebrated my Dad’s 92nd birthday in Baytown yesterday. We had good grub and a good time.
We had the ‘Stros game on the flat screen and when we were behind late in the game, both my nephew Dave and Dante said this ‘Stro team is very capable of coming from behind. So true. Dave and Dante know their baseball for sure.
A no-no and a sweep of the Dodgers who threw Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw against us – now that is special!
Check this tweet:
ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo 59m59 minutes ago
For the 1st time this season, LAD have been swept in a series that saw Zack Greinke & Clayton Kershaw each start at least 1 game (Elias)
Nobody ever goes to a ballgame hoping to see a no-hitter. There have been a few hundred thousand MLB games played over the past hundred plus years and only 292 no-nos including the Friday special at The Yard.
It is a pretty cool feeling to witness a no-no. I didn’t notice we had one going Friday night until the end of the sixth inning when I checked out twitter, saw the buzz, then looked up at the scoreboard and saw the zero in the “H” column. Up until then I was just paying attention to the score and hoping we could just hold on to our three zip lead.
In the top of the seventh, as every Dodger came to the plate and an out was recorded, The Yard got a bit more electric. I tweeted this:
Marc Campos @MarcCommentary Aug 21
Just for the record, I was at Yankee Stadium in 2003 for the last @astros … #GoAstros
Marc Campos @MarcCommentary Aug 21
Why are they doing the wave now at this point in @astros game. #GoAstros
I actually thought the wave at that point was going to drop bad karma on ‘Stros pitcher Mike Fiers.
When the top of the ninth rolled around and the place was in a semi-frenzied state and everyone was on their feet, I was thinking please don’t bust up the no-no, please don’t bust up the no-no. When we got our second out, I knew he was going to get it. At that point I didn’t think the baseball gods would drop a cruel one on us at The Yard. Then it happened! Some jumped up and down. Some hugged. I just raised my arms and took in everything that was happening on the field and in the stands. Unbelievable! And in our 16th season at The Yard the first no-no was tossed, and tossed by a ‘Stro! Now that is cool.
Our previous no-no was the six pitcher no-no tossed at Yankee Stadium on June 11, 2003. We won that game 8-0 and our record was 37-28, good enough for first place. What was our final record in 2003 and where did we finish in the standings?
On to local politics.
Last year, former HISD Trustee Diana Davila filed a campaign treasurer designation stating she would be running for H-Town City Council, District H. Earlier this year, her husband, former HCC Trustee Abel Davila entered the District H race. Last week, I was forwarded a Diana Davila for HISD Trustee logo. I guess she is running to get her seat back from incumbent Trustee Juliet Stipeche. I can’t remember the last time we had a husband and wife both running for different positions in the same election season.
Former HCC Trustee Herlinda Garcia is rumored to be running against District I Council Member Robert Gallegos. Incumbent Trustee Manuel Rodriguez and Ramiro Fonseca will square off again. HCC Trustee Eva Loredo has a challenger. We know what is going on in District H.
Filing deadline is today at 5 pm. We will know then who is in and who is not.
The Chron started their mayoral candidate features yesterday with Chris Bell. It was on the front page of the City/State section. I would have preferred the front page of the main section.
After the 2003 no-no at Yankee Stadium, the ‘Stros went 50-47 the rest of the season and finished up at 87-75 for second place in the NL Central, a game behind the Cubbies and four games behind the Fish for the Wild Card slot.
Someone is selling their no-no ticket stub on ebay for $17.50. Oh, well.
We went 7-3 on the homie and have a four game lead with 37 games remaining. We play 22 on the road and 15 at The Yard. The next three are in the Bronx.