Archive for September 15th, 2015

This was tweeted during the game last night:

Randy Harvey ‏@randyharvey 10h10 hours ago
Jonathan Villar is the #Astros version of #Texans Keshawn Martin. Lot of talent but seldom does anything positive.

I agree. When Villar entered the game I felt our chances of winning decreased.

We lost.

When was the last year we won a division title?

Yesterday the Chron’s front page headline read:

Race for mayor still stuck in neutral

Here is how the article by Rebecca Elliott started:

With a bevy of candidates and midyear fundraising that collectively topped $7 million, Houston’s 2015 mayoral race has been poised to be a blockbuster.

Yet, just five weeks before the start of early voting, the race has remained relatively stagnant.

For the most part, the candidates still are spending little, agreeing often and floating only modestly different visions for the city’s future.

The Mayor must have read the article and decided to spice things up with this tweet she put out last night:

Annise Parker ‏@AnniseParker 1m1 minute ago
Annise Parker retweeted BOFA DEEZ
I’m not endorsing. 13 candidates but only 5 choices: Bell, Costello, Garcia, McVey or Turner.-A https://twitter.com/duhkluhat/status/643496194803679232
Annise Parker added,
@AnniseParker who should we elect next for mayor?

You know the Mayor is just itching to get involved in this race. I don’t have a problem with that. To spice things up, she may as well be asked to participate in some of the remaining forums. The city budget, Rebuild Houston, pensions, infrastructure, and now cell phones in school zones are topics that are being discussed. Commentary can pretty much tell you at this stage what all the candidates are going to say. Having the Mayor there with a mic in her hand would certainly be interesting.

Commentary fully expects the Mayor to weigh in every now and then before November 3. The folks she can influence have pretty much made up their minds so her involvement doesn’t hurt Bill King or Ben Hall. Some might say it probably helps. Stay tuned!

We last won a division title in 2001 when we went 93-69 of course.

Last night was one of those nights. We had our opportunities. Now a measly half-game lead with 18 to go.

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