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Archive for April 23rd, 2018

One of the greats visits The Yard this evening. Commentary is talking about Albert Pujols of the Angels who once played for San Luis. Where does Pujols rank all-time in the career dinger and RBI categories?

A few hundred folks got to have their photo taken with the World Series Championship Trophy at Mason Park yesterday.   It was a very cool event. Folks started lining up about a couple of hours before the trophy arrived. Everyone got to take their photo with the trophy. Great weather too!

Families, Milby High ballplayers, little leaguers, couples, local celebs, community leaders, toddlers, and seniors were among those that attended. Some folks even brought their dogs to get their pics taken. Everybody was excited to get to check out the trophy up close. You could see it in their faces and the way they were reacting. Cool.

I have to give thanks to the ‘Stros for bringing the trophy out to the community for a few hours. A first, maybe?

I also have to thank Blanca and Freddy Blanco for helping to organize the event. Blanca put the entertainment piece together.

State Rep. Carol Alvarado deserves tons of credit and praise for hosting the event and getting it done. It would not have been done without her. The Yard is in her district and she enjoys a great working relationship with the ‘Stros front office. Nice job to Carol and her staff and volunteers.

Commentary finally got my photo taken with the trophy. It has only been like close to six months since we won the World Series. Better late than never.

Thanks, Carol.

This is from the Trib this past weekend:

(State Sen. Sylvia) Garcia won the Democratic nomination for a congressional seat in a district unlikely to elect a Republican to Congress. But she said Thursday, in an interview with The Texas Tribune’s Evan Smith, that she won’t resign until after the Nov. 6 election. She said she’s doing that out of consideration for the voters and doesn’t want to presume what they’ll do. If she wins and then resigns, it’ll take a special election to replace her — one that would likely leave her seat in the Senate empty for the early days of the legislative session.

Got it?

I am sure folks saw the epic photo of the four past Presidents, the First Lady, and three past First Ladies. I wonder who got to tell Donald Trump that he wasn’t invited to the funeral

From the Chron E-Board this past Saturday:

(Thumbs down) So how is Cruz gunning for the hearts and minds of his Texas constituents? By serving up a big ’ol sloppy kiss for the man who called his wife ugly and claimed that his dad was involved in the Kennedy assassination. Cruz penned Donald Trump’s entry for Time’s list of the 100 most influential people — a glowing review that calls the president’s antics “great fun to watch.”

(Thumbs twiddled) Want to woo voters? Stick to fighting flooding. That’s why Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson was in Southside Place on Friday to talk about post-Harvey federal funds alongside Cruz, Gov. Greg Abbott and U.S. Rep. John Culberson.

But you know something is going wrong when even anti-flooding press conferences are met by protestors. Maybe it’s because entire swaths of the city were devastated by Harvey and these politicians decided to hold a press conference in a wealthy inner-loop enclave that didn’t flood.

So why meet in Southside? Our thumbs are pointing to Carson wanting to go somewhere so rich that people don’t bat an eye at spending $31,000 on a dining set.

Any bets on how this turns out. Here is from the lead front page story in today’s Chron:

A long-awaited proposal from Houston ISD to temporarily surrender control over 10 of its lowest-performing schools is facing mixed reviews ahead of a crucial vote Tuesday.

Case in point: the president of Houston’s largest teachers union, Zeph Capo, blasted the proposal to allow Energized For STEM Academy to run all 10 schools as ill-conceived and hastily arranged, saying he has “no confidence that this is in the best interest of children.” Meanwhile, Board of Trustees President Rhonda Skillern-Jones defended the arrangement as “the best choice of all the bad choices” available to HISD, which faces forced campus closures or a state takeover of its locally elected school board without a partnership.

Trustees are scheduled to vote Tuesday on whether to negotiate and execute the controversial contract with Energized For STEM Academy, which already operates four in-district charter schools, ahead of an April 30 deadline to submit any contracts to the state.

Here is the entire story: https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/HISD-partnership-proposal-met-with-skepticism-12855675.php?utm_source=chron&utm_medium=linkmodule&utm_campaign=btfpm.

I think I know where this is headed.

If you have been paying attention to the folks around Donald Trump, you should know that Kellyanne Conway’s hubby sometimes tweets negative stuff about Trump and his policies or staff. Finally, someone got around to asking Conway about her hubby’s tweets. I am talking about CNN’s Dana Bash when she interviewed Conway yesterday. You could tell Conway had been waiting for some media type to get around to asking about the hubby tweets and she came off with a phony how dare you response. Oh brother, err sister!

Albert Pujols of course is 7th on the all-time career dinger list with 618 and 8th in RBIs with 1,930.

You know Pujols will get booed tonight when he comes to bat and we are 16-7 with a game and a half lead on the Angels.

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