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In Four Weeks and a Day

How many career dingers does Colby Rasmus have?

It will be all over four weeks from tomorrow night.

At the GLBT Caucus meeting the other night, the HERO got some mention.

In today’s Chron, there are Point/Counterpoint Op-Eds on the HERO. I glanced at them but I will not post them. Go check them out if you want.

So far, the HERO has not been a topic among the mayoral runoff candidates.

So far.

What is the over/under on how many times the HERO will be brought up during the televised debates?

From Chron.com:

Colby Rasmus will be back with the Astros for one more season.

Rasmus, the outfielder with the hot bat during the playoffs, agreed to accept the Astros’ one-year qualifying offer of $15.8 million, a source familiar with the process told the Chronicle. The deal was first reported by Foxsports.com’s Ken Rosenthal.

Colby Rasmus has 141 career dingers of course.

From the ‘Stros website:

Astros second baseman Jose Altuve added another award to his mantel on Thursday when he was named the winner of the Silver Slugger Award as the top offensive second baseman in the American League. He’s the third player in franchise history to win a Silver Slugger Award, presented by Louisville Slugger, and a Gold Glove Award in the same season, joining second baseman Craig Biggio (1994-95, ’97) and first baseman Jeff Bagwell (1994).

Altuve hit .313 with 40 doubles and four triples and set career highs with 15 home runs and 66 RBIs in 154 games last season. He led all AL second basemen in hits and doubles, while ranking second in batting average.

Among all AL players, Altuve led the league in hits (200) and stolen bases (38) for the second consecutive season, joining the Yankees’ Snuffy Stirnweiss (1944-45) as the only players in Major League history to lead the AL in hits and steals in consecutive seasons. Altuve also became the first player in franchise history to reach 200 hits in a season twice.

Nice.

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