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This is another easy one. Former ‘Stros pitcher Kirk Saarloos is now the pitching coach for the TCU baseball team. He will be interviewed by Rice for coach of the Owls baseball team. Saarloos pitched for the ‘Stros in 2002-2003.   What is he best known for as a ‘Stro?

A Quinnipiac Poll came out yesterday on the Texas U.S. Senate race. Here is bit from the Trib on the poll:

In the banner statewide race in the state, the new survey showed Cruz had an 11-point lead over O’Rourke. Fifty percent of Texans backed Cruz, while 39 percent supported O’Rourke in the coming U.S. Senate race in the fall. 

Here is all of the Trib story: https://www.texastribune.org/2018/05/30/ted-cruz-beto-orourke-poll/.

And here is from the Chron:

Incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz also extended his lead over Democrat Beto O’Rourke to 50-39 percent, picking up a big boost from men. Last month’s poll implied a closer 47-44 percent race.

Here is all of the Chron story: https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/New-poll-Abbott-doubles-lead-over-Valdez-Trump-12954426.php?ipid=happening.

NOPE!

Here is from the Quinnipiac Poll press release:

Cruz gets 46 percent of Hispanic voters, with 44 percent for O’Rourke.

Now we all know that is not going to happen.   We kind of talked about it yesterday.

If this race ends up with anything close to those Latino numbers, we just ought to disband the Texas Democratic Party.

Just a small minor detail that was left out of the Trib and Chron stories.

Commentary watched on the flat screen yesterday the City of H-Town City Council Meeting on the budget. The opposers need to do a better job of doing their homework. They did not appear to be prepared. They didn’t have an alternative plan. They lacked a message. They didn’t look too good.

Someone mentioned to me yesterday that the opposers were given talking points. Nope! If they were given talking points, they certainly didn’t use them.

Kirk Saarloos of course was part of the ‘Stros six pitcher no-no that was tossed against the Yankees in the Bronx in June of 2003.  I was there.

We went 3-4 on the roadie and now host the Red Sox for four beginning this evening.

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