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The Giants are at The Yard this evening and tomorrow afternoon. How many World Series titles did they win in New York versus how many in San Francisco?

EVERYTOWN FOR GUN SAFETY bought a full-page ad that is an open letter to Gov. Greg Abbott in today’s Chron.

On a related note, go vote today and help fill out the lineups for the big game this election season.

All I can say is the work continues. Commentary is talking about the post-Harvey effort because it has to be done. Almost nine months later. Here is this notice from State Rep. Carol Alvarado:

On Tuesday (TODAY), I will convene the Urban Affairs Committee to hear invited testimony as well as public testimony regarding long-term housing needs and related issues resulting from Hurricane Harvey and associated flooding in the Sheldon community. 

You can watch the hearing live HERE

The Urban Affairs Committee will meet at the Sheldon ISD Daniel Ney Administration Building, 11411 C.E. King Parkway, Houston, TX on Tuesday (TODAY), May 22, 2018 at 1:00 P.M.

As they say, just doing her job.

This is a nice gesture. This tweet from yesterday:

TR Sullivan Retweeted

John Blake‏Verified account @RangerBlake 37m37 minutes ago

Rangers will donate the net proceeds of Monday’s and Tuesday’s Texas 2 Split 50/50 Raffle to the Santa Fe Education Foundation in memory of the victims of Friday’s tragedy at Santa Fe High School.

In 2011, after 48 games, the ‘Stros were 10 ½ game behind the first-place team in the NL Central and headed for 106 season losses. In 2013, when we ended up losing 111 games, after 48 games we were 17 games out of first.

I kind of know what Ranger fans are experiencing after 48 games and 12 games back and seeing this written up on MLB.com. Already? See this:

ARLINGTON — The success of the Rangers’ season will not be measured by their won-loss record. General manager Jon Daniels made it clear on Monday that the team’s No. 1 priority will be the continued development of its young players.

So far that has been a mixed bag, and Daniels wants it to be better as the Rangers move forward.

“Obviously, the record is not where we want it to be,” Daniels said. “Some positive signs with our young players, some scuffling a little bit. We said from Day 1, it was critical — the development of these young guys. That has been accelerated by the injuries, but that’s the biggest thing we are going to be looking for.”

The Rangers went into their three-game series against the Yankees with a record of 18-30 and in last place in the American League West, 12 games behind the Astros.

Daniels is not looking to blame the field staff for the Rangers’ poor start, but much of the coaching staff’s evaluation going forward will be based on how the young players develop and improve.

“When we take the approach we took this offseason, and on top of that, you get the number of injuries that we’ve got, I’m not sitting here looking to blame the coaching staff for personnel issues like that,” Daniels said. “I think from a coaching-staff perspective, we constantly talk about the development of our young players, some of [whom] are going well, some of [whom] are not, and that’s got to be our focus.”

The Rangers’ poor start makes it seem obvious that they will be “sellers” as the summer progresses and the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline draws closer. Daniels isn’t ready to go there yet, but he understands the mindset.

Here is the entire article : https://www.mlb.com/rangers/news/jon-daniels-focusing-on-young-rangers-growth/c-277698830.

It is going to be a long season up in Arlington.  Or, folks could be wrong, and they could turn things around.

From the Chron:

The Astros released Jon Singleton on Monday night, disseminating a 20-word statement to complete a cataclysmic fall for the power-hitting left handed first baseman once considered the organization’s best prospect.

“The Astros have released minor league first baseman Jon Singleton, effective today,” it read. “The club has no further comment on this.”

Singleton is currently serving a 100-game suspension for his third positive drug test. He is in the final year of a five-year, $10 million extension he signed in 2014.

One of four players acquired by the Astros when they traded Hunter Pence to Philadelphia in 2011, Singleton had just 420 plate appearances in parts of two seasons with the club, hitting 14 home runs and striking out 151 times.

There probably is more to this because they are saying they have no further comment.

The Giants won five World Series Championships in New York and have won three in San Francisco of course.

We are two games behind last season’s pace after 48 games. Now you know it!

 

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