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This is in the Chron today about 41 years ago today:

The game between the Astros and Pittsburgh Pirates on June 15, 1976 was postponed after fans, umpires and other stadium personnel couldn’t enter the stadium due to flooding around the Astrodome’s entrances.

I remember that day. We were preparing for the 1976 Texas Democratic State Convention that was held in H-Town that weekend.

More importantly, DACA was announced by President Obama five years ago today. Si se puede!

More of the same. Commentary is talking about yesterday’s shootings. That’s what our culture breeds these days.

More on that dumbarse move by NBC news and Megyn Kelly:

The decision of NBC to offer conspiracy theorist and Sandy Hook troll Alex Jones a prime time interview with Megyn Kelly this coming Sunday has been met with disgust and disbelief across social and mainstream media.

Now insiders within the network are voicing their discontent with the decision to offer a platform to the full-time conspiracy theorist, who presents the web show Infowars, and professes to believe a whole range of outrageous propositions.

And:

The decision of NBC to offer conspiracy theorist and Sandy Hook troll Alex Jones a prime time interview with Megyn Kelly this coming Sunday has been met with disgust and disbelief across social and mainstream media.

Now insiders within the network are voicing their discontent with the decision to offer a platform to the full-time conspiracy theorist, who presents the web show Infowars, and professes to believe a whole range of outrageous propositions.

And finally:

Kelly defended the interview yesterday, saying: “What I think we’re doing is journalism. The bottom line is that while it’s not always popular, it’s important. I would submit to you that neither I nor NBC News has elevated Alex Jones in any way. He’s been elevated by 5 or 6 million viewers or listeners, and by the president of the United States. As you know, journalists don’t get the choice over who has power or influence in our country.”

Here is all of the story: http://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/nbc-reportedly-holding-crisis-meetings-over-megyn-kelly-interview/ar-BBCEGYa?li=BBnbfcL&ocid=UE01DHP.

What dumbarses for sure.

Just what he asked for. A Special Counsel investigation into his sorry arse on obstruction of justice. Well deserved, may I add. Happy Belated Birthday Investigation, Donald! Yuk, yuk, yuk!

When do you think he will order the firing of the Special Counsel? Is there an over/under on this?

We needed last night’s win. Here is from the Chron’s Jake Kaplan:

Derek Fisher will forever remember the sixth inning of his major league debut. Not only did he record his first major league hit, he had his first two.

As part of a nine-run inning in the Astros‘ 13-2 win against the Texas Rangers on Wednesday night at Minute Maid Park, Fisher lined a leadoff home run and a two-out single. The left-handed hitting outfielder drove in two runs and scored twice in the decisive frame, which incredibly was only the Astros’ second-biggest of the season.

In avoiding a three-game sweep by their intrastate rivals, the Astros out-hit the Rangers, 19-7. They tallied seven hits in their nine-run sixth, which came against three different Texas relievers. Seven of the nine batters in their lineup had multi-hit performances in the game.

According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Fisher became the first player to compile his first two major league hits in the same inning since Adam LaRoche on April 7, 2004. Promoted earlier in the day from Class AAA, Fisher was one half of a top prospect showcase Wednesday. Francis Martes showed glimpses of why the industry is so high on him over five innings of one-run ball in his first major league start.

Lance McCuller got in a good one yesterday. This tweet came out yesterday about what the Rangers skipper said on the radio yesterday:

Jeff Cavanaugh      ✔ @JC1053

“All I know is they get to put Houston on their chest, we get to put Texas on ours” – My favorite guy Jeff Banister just now on @1053thefan

And here is what McCullers tweeted in response:

“It’s because nobody knows what Arlington is. #Htownproud”

I am thinking the following is more than just a cut above dollar dogs:

Julia Morales‏Verified account@JuliaMorales 11m11 minutes ago

 

Lobster Tail Corn Dog is going to be sold this weekend at the Budweiser Brew House at MMP.

We still own an 11 game lead and have the best record in MLB. We have the day off then host the Red Sox this weekend.

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