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Name the MLB club with the lowest ERA this season?

The Chron E-Board endorsed Andrew White and here is what they had to say about the debate Friday evening:

A few sparks aside, (Lupe) Valdez couldn’t match White on education, taxes and even the criminal justice issues where you’d expect the sheriff to excel. He had solid answers where she often appeared to struggle.

And this:

Unlike fans at Minute Maid Park, Democrats who tuned in for Friday night’s debate didn’t see much fireworks. Nobody hit any balls out of the park, but one player dominated the game.

Andrew White once again proved himself the better Democratic candidate to face incumbent Gov. Greg Abbott in November.

Here is the entire E-Board take: https://www.houstonchronicle.com/opinion/editorials/article/Texas-Democrats-best-hope-rests-with-White-for-12908721.php.

Commentary watched the debate online. I can’t argue with what the E-Board said.

At the debate, Sheriff Valdez was asked about not getting endorsements from newspapers.  She said she didn’t speak newspaper language or something like that.  Commentary would have preferred a better response, I mean, what is newspaper language?

Maybe Commentary is old school politics, but I would have had Andrew wear a necktie though, just saying.

Dems need to Vote Early in Person today thru Friday. It will be somewhat inconvenient next Tuesday, Election Day if you don’t. All of the Heights precincts including the Montie Beach folks will be voting at the Bingo Hall on Beall in the Dem Primary on Election Day, so there. On E-Day, Dems in the East End will vote at HCC or Ripley. Near Northside up to North Lindale will vote at Moody. You get the picture.

On a related note, Harris County Clerk Stan Stanart sent out a press release this past Friday afternoon, and this is part of it:

 “Voting early is the best option because in Primary Runoff Elections, the political parties significantly consolidate many voting precincts into one poll due to low voter turnout. As a result, a voter’s usual polling location likely has changed for Election Day,” concluded Stanart, urging voters to take advantage of the early voting period.

Primary Runoff Elections are a party function. The political parties determine the number of voting locations and where the polls are located on Election Day.

Nope! The state needs to do a better job of funding primaries and their runoff elections, so they can have more Election Day locations. It is ridiculous and kind of very dumb for the Heights to have only one polling location next Tuesday.

Here is a Chron front page story that ran on Saturday on the HISD Board President: https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/In-the-crosshairs-HISD-board-president-vows-to-12908842.php.

She is holding on to her position right now.

Rice is not bringing back their longtime Head Baseball Coach, Wayne Graham. The Big Puma is interested in the position. I wonder if Rice is interested in The Big Puma? If Rice interviews The Big Puma, I wonder if they will ask him about this quote from a couple or so years ago, “To me tolerance is the virtue that’s killing this country.

Oh, well.

The ‘Stros of course have the lowest team ERA at 2.47 and they also have struck out the most hitters with 440.

The team is certainly drawing great crowds at The Yard this season. We are in Anaheim for three then come home to host Cleveland this weekend.

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