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Check the 11th Box

We scored 13 runs in Game 5. How many total runs did we score in the 2005 World Serious?

The Rockets won two titles in the 1990s. H-Town has never had a football team in the Super Bowl. We got swept in our only Serious appearance 12 years ago. We are way overdue for a championship.

Commentary has been asked over the last few weeks for predictions on how far the ‘Stros will go and I have been reluctant to provide one.

We are up 3 games to 2. We have confidence. We are starting Justin Verlander who has said this is why he’s here. This is the best team we have ever had. Better than the 1998 ‘Stros. Better than the 2005 ‘Stros. You have to believe that tonight is our night. Let’s check the 11th box this evening.

I saw this tweet yesterday:

Cut4‏Verified account @Cut4 23h23 hours ago


This loaded @Astros lineup needs a nickname, and we want you to help give them one:

Nope. We don’t need a nickname contest.

RG tweeted this yesterday:

Everybody get a good night’s sleep so you can stay up late Tuesday. #astros #worldseries

On to other matters. It is pretty simple. You go work for Donald Trump and you surrender your reputation. That’s a no brainer. See this from Time today:

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly lauded Confederate general Robert E. Lee and said the Civil War began as a result of “lack of compromise,” inserting himself into a debate over the value of Confederate statues and monuments around the country.

President Donald Trump’s chief of staff made the comments on conservative commentator Laura Ingraham’s new Fox News show on Monday evening.

“I would tell you that Robert E. Lee was an honorable man,” Kelly said. “He was a man that gave up his country to fight for his state, which 150 years ago was more important than country. It was always loyalty to state first back in those days. Now it’s different today. But the lack of an ability to compromise led to the Civil War, and men and women of good faith on both sides made their stand where their conscience had them make their stand.”

And this:

The former Marine general’s comments were met with criticism on social media, where some said there is no “compromise” with slavery and others compared his remarks with those made by the president in the past.

Ta-Nehisi Coates, a prominent writer and MacArthur Genius grant recipient, posted a thread on Twitter analyzing the different “compromises made on enslavement from America’s founding,” including, among others, the Three-Fifths Compromise.

“Shocking that someone charged with defending their country, in some profound way, does not comprehend the country they claim to defend,” Coates wrote. “Notion that we are putting today’s standards on the past is, in itself, racist—implies only white, slave-holding, opinions matter.”

It is pretty simple and don’t bother to argue with me and don’t try to defend this.

Donald Trump’s folks were trying real hard yesterday to run away from the Manafort fella.  Sorry, not gonna happen.

I have to say it has been a rough year or so for the Podesta brothers.  Oh, well.

We scored 13 runs the other night and the 2005 World Serious team scored 14 in 4 games.

Let’s go check the 11th box!

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