Archive for October 12th, 2015

It is Columbus Day, Monday, October 12 and we are still playing ‘Stros baseball! Who would have thought!

How about this tweet:

Brian McTaggart ⚾️ ‏@brianmctaggart 7m7 minutes ago
The Astros have clinched a postseason series win at home just once in franchise history, the 2005 NLDS, capped by Chris Burke’s home run.

Name the starting pitcher for the ‘Stros in that 18 inning thriller?

The polls just got a bit more interesting.

Here is the KHOU-TV mayoral poll story: http://www.khou.com/story/news/politics/2015/10/11/turner-leads-garcia-dropping-king-rising-in-race-for-houston-mayor/73799260/.

Here is from the story:

Sylvester Turner remains the front-runner, but Adrian Garcia has lost his once firm grip on second place and Bill King rises into the top tier of contenders in the race for Houston mayor.

That’s the headline from the latest poll conducted for KHOU 11 News and Houston Public Media, TV-8 and News 88.7, a survey indicating Garcia and King are now fighting it out for a chance to face Turner in a runoff.

Turner heads the pack of mayoral candidates at 19%, maintaining the lead he commanded in the same poll last May. No other candidate in this poll stands in double-digits.

Garcia and King tie for second-place, both supported by 9% of surveyed voters.


“I would say that Bill King is a slight — if not strong — favorite to get into the runoff,” said Bob Stein, the Rice University political scientist and KHOU political analyst who conducted the poll. “And I think Garcia is fighting now to stay in the runoff.”

Here is from the Chron: http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Turner-leading-in-Houston-mayoral-poll-6565476.php.

On the Chase Utley slide Saturday night, Hall of Fame great Craig Biggio said it was a “hard, clean slide.” He ought to know. It is what it is.

Brandon Backe of course was the starting pitcher for the ‘Stros against The ATL in Game 4 of the 2005 NLDS.

Parking was a you know what yesterday two and a half hours before the game. No telling what it will be like today.

The atmosphere at The Yard yesterday was all electric and orange. Folks were on their feet for most of the game. It was Keuchel’s Korner everywhere. This time it was Carlos Gomez, Chris Carter, and Jason Castro getting the job done at the plate. The Yard was rocking for sure.

The gates open at 10 am. That’s early, but heck, the game starts at noon. Let’s be the first team to advance to the Championship Series!

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