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Yesterday, Alex Bregman became the 19th MLBer to smack 30 dingers and 50 doubles in a season. Name the MLBer who first accomplished this feat back in 1927?

Ike made landfall on this day 10 years ago.

I saw this tweet yesterday:

Chief Art Acevedo‏ @ArtAcevedo 3h3 hours ago
Replying to @FirefightersHOU @KrisBanks @SylvesterTurner

Our police officers negotiated throughout the years (not in one swoop as you want which, in-fact, will put the city and taxpayers we serve in a hole). Your President needs to come to the town hall meetings and address the taxpayers directly.

I don’t think the Chief calling out Marty is sitting well with the folks over on Freeman Street. Just saying.

At an event on the day of the City of H-Town’s birthday last month, the Chief was asked what he wanted the City to get for its birthday. The Chief replied something along the lines of removing the City of H-Town’s revenue cap, so we could hire more police officers.

The H-Town Firefighters went out and got signatures to get their pay raises put on the ballot.

Commentary is thinking the reason we aren’t voting on removing the revenue cap this November is because H-Town voters probably would not be in the mood to support a removal.

From the wacko department, see this from the Chron:

As Hurricane Florence approached the Carolinas, the president picked a fresh fight over the administration’s response in Puerto Rico, tweeting: “When I left the Island, AFTER the storm had hit, they had anywhere from 6 to 18 deaths. As time went by it did not go up by much. Then, a long time later, they started to report really large numbers, like 3000.”

Trump added: “This was done by the Democrats in order to make me look as bad as possible when I was successfully raising Billions of Dollars to help rebuild Puerto Rico.”

Puerto Rico’s governor last month raised the U.S. territory’s official death toll from Hurricane Maria from 64 to 2,975 after an independent study found that the number of people who succumbed in the sweltering aftermath had been severely undercounted.

This also may happen. See this from the Trib: https://www.texastribune.org/2018/09/13/texas-senate-republican-supermajority/.

Desperate times, desperate measures. All you need to do is read the headline from this story:

Rudy Giuliani to headline Pete Sessions fundraiser

See this tweet about scoreboard watching:

Brian McTaggart‏ @brianmctaggart 3h3 hours ago

Astros need to go 8-8 to win 100 games. 10-6 would tie club-record 102 wins (1998).

The great Lou Gehrig of course was the first when he smacked 47 dingers and 52 doubles in 1927.

On September 11, 2008, as Ike was moving toward the H-Town region, I went to The Yard to catch the Astros and the Pirates. The team reported attendance at 31,000 plus. Nope! That’s how many tickets they sold. There were probably around 10,000 folks at The Yard. The team was short on staff because a lot of workers had headed out of town. A lot of the concession areas were closed.

3 games up on the A’s with 16 remaining. We have 7 roadies remaining, the A’s have 10 roadies remaining.

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