Archive for December 28th, 2015

The Final Week

This is the last week of the year. Next week we will have a new mayor and some new city council members.

The final week usually produces the best and worst lists. Yesterday the Chron came out with H-Town’s 2015 Most Fascinating folks. Of the 44 Most Fascinating only two were Latino – Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa. No se puede when it comes to most fascinating for nuestra gente I guess. We have to do better in 2016.

Evan Gattis led the team last season with 88 RBIs. When was the last time a ‘Stro had 100 or more RBIs in a season?

Talk about a bonehead move. I tried exchanging a gift at the Memorial City Mall Macy’s on the day after Christmas at around 2 pm. I could not find a parking place – period. Now that is what you call a wasted hour.

The Chron’s Ken Hoffman says not so to CBS billing upcoming Super Bowl 50 as “historic.” I agree. Super Bowls are not historic, memorable on occasion, but not historic. Here is from Hoffman;

Off the top of my head, I came up with five televised events that fit the bill for “historic” – I’m sure you have others.

  1. The 9/11 terrorist attack.
  2. The Kennedy-Nixon debates.
  3. The 1980 U.S. vs. Soviet Union in Olympics Hockey
  4. Election nights 2000 and 2008.
  5. The moon landing.

I might have to put up there the JFK assassination coverage. We were all glued to the TV for three and a half days.

Tags gives us the top 5 storylines of the past ‘Stros season:

  1. Astros advance to ALDS
  2. Keuchel wins team’s third Cy Young
  3. Correa wins Rookie of the Year
  4. Altuve keeps on truckin’
  5. Fiers throws a no-hitter

I can’t argue with that.

In 2009, Carlos Lee had 102 RBIs of course.

I got some good team gear for Christmas – cool!

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