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Archive for December 5th, 2016

First to the goof.

On the top of the front page of yesterday’s Chron, they had a picture of new ‘Stro Carolos Beltran with this line:

“Eleven years after leading team to World Series, Carlos Beltran is returning.”

Oops. Carlos Beltran wasn’t on our 2005 World Serious team. I wonder if they are little bit embarrassed over at the Chron.

On the bright side, Jenny Dial Creech had an outstanding column yesterday on UH deciding not to interview Art Briles for the head coaching position. Here is how the column starts:

The University of Houston deserves a round of applause.

Cougars everywhere, you should take a minute or two to be extra proud of your school today.

In the midst of social media rumors and national media reports about the university interviewing the embattled Art Briles for its coaching vacancy, UH athletic director Hunter Yurachek shut it all down by releasing a statement Saturday making it clear Briles is not on any list of potential candidates.

Kudos to Yurachek, to UH president Renu Khator and to the rest of the university leadership that decided not to take a chance on Briles.

Briles was fired from Baylor in May after reportedly mishandling reports that several of his players had raped women.

Here is the entire column: http://www.houstonchronicle.com/sports/columnists/dialcreech/article/By-excluding-Art-Briles-from-consideration-UH-10689887.php?cmpid=btfpm.

Commentary was glad UH didn’t go down Briles Drive.

Name the active MLBer who currently is 51st on the all-time career dinger list and 50th on the all-time career RBI list.

Memo to Latino and African American Dem leaders across the country. In four years, we will be running against a GOP ticket that refuses to repudiate white supremacists.   Insist that the Dem ticket in 2020 include a person of color. We have been carrying this party for too long now. No ifs, ands, or buts on this one from now on – ever.

The local Dem Party Chair is resigning.  What is up with that?  I guess he wants to go out a winner.

I’m not going to say anything about the Texans.  I only invested two hours of my time yesterday.

New ‘Stro Carlos Beltran of course has 421 career dingers to put him 51st on the all-time career dinger list and 1,536 RBIs to put him 50th on the all-time career RBL list. Just saying.

Beltran has worn the number 15 with the Royals, the ‘Stros, the Mets and the Giants. Nobody on the ‘Stros currently has the 15 so I wonder if Beltran will take it? We will see.

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