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In MLB, only one no-no was tossed last season and one in 2017. In 2015, seven were tossed. When was the last season in MLB when a no-no was not tossed?

Every state and every community in the country wants an accurate and robust census count. It is in their interest. Texas GOP Attorney General Ken Paxton and Sen. Ted Cruz don’t see it that way. They want to exclude a certain segment of the community in the count.

Commentary is waiting to hear what other GOP elected officials from Texas and the H-Town area have to say about this and the citizenship question. Same thing goes for the business leadership. Are they going to kowtow to the likes of Paxton and Cruz or will they speak up for the interests of Texas and their local communities?

Commentary will ask it again? Why does the business community support a fella like Cruz who always puts his own politics above the interests of the state? Wake up!

This is classy. See this tweet:

Brian McTaggart Retweeted

Mark Berman‏@MarkBermanFox26 3m3 minutes ago

Retired #Astros first base coach Rich Dauer, who nearly died after collapsing following the team’s World Series parade, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch before the home opener Monday night. AJ Hinch will catch. Wonderful move by the Astros.

Good for the ‘Stros!

This was in the Chron yesterday:

Major League Baseball has released official social media hashtags for all 30 teams. We all know that the Houston Astros will #NeverSettle but what about the rest of the league?

These official hashtags will be used on Twitter and Instagram mostly, with some commemorating major milestones for each team.

Both the Colorado Rockies and the Miami Marlins are turning 25 years old this year and the Rockies squad will be celebrating with #Rockies25th. The Marlins are using #JuntosMiami.

The hated (in Houston at least) New York Yankees are using #PinstripePride. The Texas Rangers hashtag is the wildly innovative #TexasRangers. Poor Arlington Rangers.

Houston’s new arch enemies the Los Angeles Dodgers are simply #Dodgers this season. The Atlanta Braves want to get their #ChopOn and the Baltimore Orioles (whom the ‘Stros will see in next week’s home opener) are hailing from #Birdland.

Other folks call them the Arlington Rangers. Commentary won’t. Just like I won’t call Sen. Ted Cruz, Rafael. If they don’t like their real names, I will respect that.

Here is another take on the upcoming season from MLB.com:

MLB.com crazy predictions:

Astros: Houston challenges Seattle’s modern record of 116 victories set in ’01
PQ: Insane

The AL West has four pretty-good-to-good teams, so it won’t be easy for the Astros to stockpile victories. But it might not matter. This roster is utterly loaded — with the addition of Gerrit Cole, a full season of Justin Verlander and a healthy Carlos Correa — and the Astros look markedly better than the team that won 101 games last year. And they insist that they are more motivated than ever.

Folks forget that Seattle didn’t even make it to the World Series that season. They got knocked in five in the ALCS by the Yankees. Winning 100 would be nice again.  Of course, I am just hoping we are playing well at the end of the season with a healthy team. Let’s just take them one game at a time for now.

There was not a no-no tossed in 2005 in MLB of course.

Opening Day is tomorrow afternoon in Arlington.


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