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E-Board Matters

Who is the only hitter to ever hit a walk-off dinger off of Nolan Ryan? Hint: He was in a MLB uniform yesterday at The Yard.

It is no surprise that the Chron E-Board isn’t impressed with our Dem nominee for Governor. Here is what they said about her this morning:

Unfortunately, Democrats don’t have a similarly impressive candidate for governor. Lupe Valdez, the former sheriff of Dallas County, won her party’s nomination despite a stumbling performance on the campaign trail and a strikingly shallow grasp of state government issues. Valdez’s limp responses to some of the issues posed to her during the campaign raise serious questions about whether she’s up to the task. Democrats — and all of Texas — should reflect on the historic moment of a major party for the first time nominating a Latina to our state’s highest office. But that probably won’t be enough to win in November. In a state starved for new ideas and new political leadership, the Texas Democratic Party pretty much just re-elected Gov. Greg Abbott.

Ouch!

Does it matter what the E-Board thinks? Absolutely! Let me explain.

It may not matter throughout the state, but it does matter in Harris County.   Here in Harris County we are poised to build on our successes of 2016. We can put a serious hurt on GOP candidates throughout the ballot. We just need to make sure our candidates up and down the ballot can stand the scrutiny. Like it or not, some voters pay attention to what the E-Board says.

Let’s not forget, Valdez only received 27% in Harris County on Tuesday. 32% in Fort Bend County. The issues are on our side. Guns, Harvey relief, DREAMers, education funding – you get the picture. The GOP is still the GOP of Donald Trump. We have to have our nominees up and down the ballot be able to communicate the issues effectively to the voters and in the process get the E-Board off of our backs. Believe me, every little bit helps. Just saying.

Here is the entire E-Board take: https://www.houstonchronicle.com/opinion/editorials/article/At-long-last-Texans-have-real-contests-in-real-12939034.php.

Commentary saw this tweet yesterday:

Fox News‏Verified account @FoxNews 12m12 minutes ago

OPINION: Finally, we get our @NFL back

My immediate reaction: plantation mentality.

Giants Skipper Bruce Bochy of course then with the Padres hit a walk-off dinger in the bottom of the tenth off of ‘Stro Nolan Ryan on July 1, 1985 at Jack Murphy Stadium for a 6-5 win.

We all know that Bochy played for the ‘Stros from 1978-1980.

This kind of tells the story of the ‘Stros through 50 games.

Julia Morales Retweeted

Todd Kalas‏ @RealToddKalas 3h3 hours ago

Through 50 games, the @Astros pitching staff has set a new @MLB mark in the live-ball era (since 1920). HOU’s 126 runs allowed betters the 1968 Indians previous record of 128 runs in first 50 games.

Our next 13 games will be telling. Four at Cleveland, three at Yankee Stadium, four at The Yard with the Red Sox, followed by two with the Mariners also at The Yard.

 

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