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Local Spirited Debate

In 1991, Jeff Bagwell won the NL Rookie of the Year Award and he played in 156 games. How many dingers did he hit that season?

Well the following got a spirited debate started last night:

MEDIA ADVISORY
NOT FOR RELEASE
November 16, 2015
FMR MAYORAL CANDIDATE CHRIS BELL TO ENDORSE
BUSINESSMAN BILL KING **TOMORROW 10:45 AM**

Former mayoral candidate Chris Bell will endorse businessman Bill King tomorrow, November 17th, at Godwin Community Center in Meyerland at 10:45am. Bell is a former U.S. Representative and at-large Houston City Council Member, who is known for his progressive record.

Then this:

Rebecca Elliott ‏@rfelliott 1h1 hour ago
In surprise move, progressive former mayoral candidate Chris Bell to announce endorsement of Bill King tomorrow, per King’s campaign

Teddy Schleifer ‏@teddyschleifer 55m55 minutes ago
Teddy Schleifer Retweeted Jim McGrath
Wow
https://twitter.com/jgm41/status/666440308436041729
Teddy Schleifer added,

Jim McGrath @jgm41
Very proud to announce former mayoral candidate, City Council Member and U.S. Rep @ChrisBell2015 will endorse @BillKingForHou tomorrow.

Mike Snyder Retweeted
Jim McGrath ‏@jgm41 32m32 minutes ago
Jim McGrath Retweeted Bill Kelly
Nobody more stalwart than Chris Bell on these issues — let him have his say tomorrow if you can muster the decency. https://twitter.com/billkellytexas/status/666441907506016256
Jim McGrath added,

Bill Kelly @billkellytexas
Just to be clear: if you support equality, a woman’s right to chose, or investment in infrastructure, @ChrisBell2015 just sold you out.
Bill Kelly ‏@billkellytexas 35m35 minutes ago

Bill Kelly Retweeted Steven David
It sure it as hell disqualified him from ever saying he is a Democrat or Progressive in Houston.

Bill Kelly ‏@billkellytexas 1h1 hour ago
Bill Kelly Retweeted Rebecca Elliott
If true, every progressive stance @ChrisBell2015 has ever taken and every supporter should bury him. Just childish.

Miya Shay ‏@miyashay 1m1 minute ago
So the @ChrisBell2015 endorsement of @BillKingForHou for #HouMayor sure has the political class chattering tonight. #abc13

Miya Shay ‏@miyashay 10h10 hours ago
.@rfelliott @bjrottinghaus or maybe he just wanted a job in the admin.

Commentary attended all but a handful of the 60 or so H-Town mayoral forums and Chris Bell always said he was the most progressive candidate on the stage and nobody ever challenged him.

I am thinking Chris has got a pretty thick skin.

Oh, well.

This does not come as a surprise. From today’s Chron:

Mayor Annise Parker said Monday she will not attempt to revive the controversial equal rights ordinance that voters resoundingly rejected this month.

Speculation had abounded since Parker, in the days after the sweeping defeat, said the City Council might revisit the ordinance before she leaves office at the end of the year. Though she was limited by time and the fact that several City Council members are in the midst of tight runoff races, opponents seized on that statement. They began making calls warning residents that the law could return.

In a written statement, Parker said, “Considering all the other issues I still want to get finished, I do not see a way that we will be able to revisit the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance before I leave office at the end of the year.”

Jeff Bagwell had 15 dingers his rookie season in 156 games of course and Carlos Correa had 22 dingers in 99 games.

And this from the Chron:

Correa didn’t make his debut in the majors until June 8, but he made up for lost time with arguably the best rookie campaign in franchise history. He now joins Bagwell as the only players in Astros history to win the Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year award.

Correa, 21, was selected as the 2015 AL Rookie of the Year by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.

Nice. I am thinking if he keeps playing at this level, he could very well be voted starting shortstop for the AL All Stars next season.

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