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Playoff City

I only watched the end of the Emmys so I didn’t get to see that Spicer fella. The fella has zilch credibility. He got paid to lie for a liar. If Colbert, CBS, and the Emmys want to pay a liar’s liar to be on TV, well, that is their money. I am not going to get worked up over a liar’s liar. I got better things to do like worry about the MLB Playoffs and which 25 ‘Stros will be on the playoff roster.

Same goes for the “Today” show on NBC. If they want to have a liar like Bill O’Reilly on like they did this morning, have at it.

BTW: Here is a Chron story on the playoff roster here: http://www.chron.com/sports/astros/article/Predicting-the-Astros-25-man-playoff-roster-ALDS-12207323.php#photo-14128592.

The Chron’s David Barron has a nice story on the Harris County Houston Sports Authority celebrating twenty years of existence here: http://www.houstonchronicle.com/sports/article/Sports-authority-s-mission-has-evolved-in-last-20-12207653.php.

It was 21 years ago that Harris County voters approved the mechanism and funding for the baseball and football cribs. The legislature created the Sports Authority the next year. A few years later voters approve the basketball crib. Say what you want about the funding but the voters approved and I think Downtown H-Town has become a way much better place to visit.

This was the headline of a Chron tweet and online story yesterday:

Astros sell out of playoff tickets in two minutes

That is kind of not true. The tickets were made available yesterday to the general public at 12 noon and were gone in two minutes. For the three previous hours, 9 am to 11:59 am, they were available to current season ticket holders. Some season ticket holders I know had access to playoff tickets last week. Got it?

H-Town has over two weeks to get ready for Game One of the ALDS. Excitement is starting to build. Right now it looks like we will be hosting the Red Sox in the first game on Thursday, October 5. You have to figure since we are playing the Red Sox, we might get the evening time slot – maybe.

Tags has a piece on the pitching rotation right now here: http://m.astros.mlb.com/news/article/254947112/astros-inbox-how-will-playoff-rotation-look/.

The playoffs start in 16 days.

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