Archive for May 25th, 2016

Commentary thinks Kim Ogg for Harris County DA and Ed Gonzalez for Harris County Sheriff is a strong lineup heading the local Dem ticket in this year’s election.   Against the backdrop of the national election and presidential race, I think the pieces are there for a victory and a sweep here in Harris County.

I hope both the Ogg and Gonzalez campaigns take the lead and take control of the Dem effort from here on out. I hope they don’t allow a third party or outside party to come in and take over the apparatus. Ogg and Gonzalez need to be the ones calling the shots.

Combined, both of these campaigns are very capable of helping turn out the base and both will have strong messages to independent and swing voters. They just need to step up and lead the effort. I really can’t picture any other folks or entities assuming this role.

Here is an interesting MLB question for today. Apparently the ‘Stros as a team have hit 1,999 triples in our history.   The ‘Stros as a team only have 4 triples this season. Hitters don’t hit as many triples as they did in the so-called dead ball era. The hitter with the most career triples is Hall of Fame great Sam Crawford who played with Cincy and the Tigers from 1899 – 1917. Crawford had 309 career triples. Name the MLBer currently with the most career triples among active MLBers? Like I said – interesting.

One of The Dean’s fav eateries is closing. Check this from CultureMap:

One of Houston’s most beloved old-school diners has mysteriously shuttered. 

Triple A Restaurant, the Heights-area restaurant that has served up heaping portions of comfort food since 1942, is closed today. A sign in the window on Airline Drive advises that the restaurant has been unable to negotiate a renewal of its lease, according to a CultureMap reader who saw it.

A phone call to the restaurant confirms that it has closed. The person who answered affirmed that the closure would likely be permanent and couldn’t say whether the restaurant would relocate in the future. 

Located next to the Canino Produce Market, Triple A has served as a reliable source of classic American fare for generations. In particular, the restaurant’s chicken fried steak earned raves from a number of local food writers

Unlike 59 Diner, which had slipped in quality before its closure in March, Triple A remained a neighborhood staple. Diners will certainly miss its wood-paneled walls and retro charm.

I will miss those chicken and dumplings for sure.

Carl Crawford of course, yes Crawford, leads all active MLBers with 123 career triples.

My Best Friend and I attended the ‘Stros game last night. We lasted until the top of the 13th inning. I heard the winning run score as I turned into my driveway last night. We won but we were only 2 for 10 in the hitting with runners in scoring position department.   We have to do better in the RISP category.

Tonight is Dollar Dog Night.

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