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World Serious!

When did the Dodgers win their first World Serious in LA?

Ugh! My ‘hood was without power for over 10 hours yesterday.

Early Vote in Person for the state constitutional amendments, the H-Town City bonds and HISD and HCC trustee races begin today.

Here is from the Chron on HISD District 1 Trustee candidate Gretchen Himsl, Commentary’s client:

Gretchen Himsl, 46, is a policy analyst for Children at Risk, an education and child-welfare advocacy nonprofit, where she has worked since October 2016. She previously served as a staff member for the Texas House Appropriations Committee.

Her primary issues include improving education outcomes for children through higher graduation and reading comprehension rates, setting a sustainable budget that puts more money in classrooms faster and rebuilding after Hurricane Harvey in a more equitable manner.

“I have policy experience going back quite a ways,” Himsl said. “I’ve been trained to look at systemic programs through the lens of equity and sustainable government.”

Gretchen is supported by current District 1 Trustee Anna Eastman, City Council member Karla Cisneros and former HISD Trustees Paula Arnold and Cathy Mincberg – all who live in District 1.

Who would have thought?

After being down 3-2 after the 3 in the Bronx.

Carol believed! Laura believed! Two cool and fabulous people and fans that I sat with this past weekend at The Yard. The Yard was rocking like I have never seen before. H-Town certainly has ‘Stros fever.

This is all class from Ashley Varela from NBC Sports:

Following the conclusion of the American League Championship Series on Saturday night, there was a heartfelt moment between the two managers. According to the Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal, Joe Girardi hung around the clubhouse in order to congratulate A.J. Hinch. “I know it’s your first time through,” Girardi told the Astros’ skipper. “Go win it all.”

It’s a classy move on Girardi’s part. Had the Yankees advanced on Saturday, it would have marked his second trip to the World Series in eight years. He helped the team through their last championship run back in 2009 and knows the intricacies of the postseason better than most other managers in this year’s playoff bracket. His words were warmly received by Hinch, who said it was a “lesson for him” and “one of the classiest things he’d seen from one manager to another.”

Girardi wasn’t the only one who had kind words for his opponents on Saturday. Brett Gardner also voiced his support for Houston, telling reporters, “My hat goes off to those guys over there, and I wish them the best of luck in the World Series.” Aaron Judge described the series as “a lot of fun,” crediting both the Astros and the electric crowds in Yankee Stadium and Minute Maid Park for keeping the series challenging and exciting.

From the Chron:

The Astros’ clinching victory Saturday night in the American League Championship Series was the most-watched program in the history of FS1, with an average audience of 9.924 million viewers, and had an audience of 10.5 million on FSI, Fox Deportes and Fox Sports Go.

The Spanish-language telecast added 445,000 viewers, and the streaming audience averaged 152.748 minutes per viewer.

The seven-game series averaged 6.5 million viewers on Fox television and FS1 for the largest ALCS viewing audience since 2013.

Game 7 also was the most-viewed LCS telecast on any network since 11.6 million for a Giants-Phillies game in 2010. For the entire postseason, Fox is averaging 5.1 million viewers, flat with last year’s numbers that included the Cubs’ NLCS victory.

The Dodgers won their first World Serious in LA back in 1959 of course over the White Sox in 6 games.

The cheapest ticket for sale on Stub Hub right now for Friday’s game is $550 for standing room only.

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