Archive for October 6th, 2015

I just hope the local National Night Out organizers have some flat screens around this evening.

Kuffer has a good piece on mail ballots today. Here is how he starts:

That’s a grand total of 30,337 mail ballot applications, with 14,799 of them coming from Lane Lewis and Sylvester Turner. The question as always with this sort of thing is how does it compare? Is it a sign that something unusual is happening, or is it more or less what we might expect?

Here is all of Kuffer that I encourage you to read: http://offthekuff.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/EV-Applications-Harris-Count-100215.png.

We will find out if this means more folks will be voting. I will say this. More folks vote early in person these days but it has not translated into higher voter turnouts. Mail ballots may just be another convenient way to cast a ballot so stay tuned!

Dallas Keuchel was second in MLB with 232 total innings tossed this season. Who was number one?

The Adrian Garcia campaign had to put out another statement yesterday after another news story about the jail. That is two statements on jail stories in two weeks.

This tweet also came out:

AlanBernstein ‏@AlanBernstein 16m16 minutes ago
“No one has done more than @AdrianGarciaHTX to reform the once corrupt Harris County jail.” – defense Atty George Parnham #houvotes

How about this tweet:

Vernon Loeb ‏@LoebVernon 46m46 minutes ago
A-Rod says Yanks are underdogs. He got that right @jeromesolomon http://www.houstonchronicle.com/sports/columnists/solomon/article/Like-Hinch-says-Astros-best-is-good-enough-6552553.php?t=72dc2eb637438d9cbb&cmpid=twitter-premium … via @HoustonChron

Here is part of what the Chron’s Ken Hoffman is saying today:

The New York Yankees’ payroll this year is $214 million, one of the highest in the Major Leagues. The Astros’ payroll is $69 million, the next to lowest. The two teams finished only one game apart in the final standings.

The Yankees’ starting pitcher Tuesday will be Masahiro Tanaka. He was paid $22 million this season. He won 12 games.

Dallas Keuchel will be on the mound for the Astros. He made $524,000 this year, barely over the big league’s minimum salary. Keuchel won 20 games and likely will win the Cy Young Award as the American League’s best pitcher.

Clayton Kershaw of course tossed 232 2/3 innings this year to lead MLB – that’s 2/3 better than Keuchel.

We have it in us to win tonight and if we do, we will have Game 3 of the ALDS at around 3 pm this Sunday at The Yard. Go Astros!

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