Archive for February 6th, 2019

Siete, Again

Who are the only two MLB clubs to have won over 200 regular season games the last two seasons?

The best part about last night’s #SOTU was the women wearing white. They certainly wore it better. That was cool.

On the Liam Neeson current stuff, nearly 40 years ago, I was leaving a club and getting into my car in a shopping center parking lot when two African American fellas pulled a gun on me, got in my car, drove me to my crib, hog tied me, and robbed me clean. Lucky for me they let me live. (Maybe it helped that I was able to muster up the Act of Contrition.) After they left, I got myself loose and called the police. I got my car back a week later – it was just a shell. What I didn’t do was let my mind say I had it in for young African American fellas. What I did do and still do today is to pay attention to my surroundings in a big parking lot after the sun goes down.

I am thinking my sister’s family business is doing A-Ok. Here is from Forbes:

Investors often compare vetting a founder to dating, and completing a deal to getting married. But Stripes Group’s latest investment is more akin to marrying into a tight-knit family. The private equity firm recently invested $90 million in Siete Family Foods, the grain-free tortilla and chip maker based in Austin that is run by nine members of the Garza family.

In this case, Siete wasn’t looking for capital, but 31-year-old CEO Miguel Garza says the family was struck by Stripes Group’s understanding of their vision. “I always lead with this ‘family first, family second, business third’ principle because it’s very important in a family-owned business that operates like a startup,” he says. “Because we sell tortilla chips, it is easy to think of us as a snack company. I told them that we want to build a Mexican food brand.” One, he adds, that he wants to build into a billion-dollar business.

“We feel that there’s a lot of power in being able to share our culture and our heritage in a way that can allow people to reconnect because maybe they couldn’t eat tortillas anymore or they couldn’t eat tortilla chips or they couldn’t eat queso,” says Miguel. “If it’s not reconnecting, it may just be allowing them to experience the inclusive nature of our brand and the culture with very familiar products but using very innovative ingredients.”

Here is the entire read: https://www.forbes.com/sites/chloesorvino/2019/02/04/why-grain-free-tortilla-maker-siete-family-foods-just-raised-90-million/#7a610ab96367.


I saw this tweet from Tags:

Brian McTaggart‏Verified account@brianmctaggart 2m2 minutes ago

I grew up in an NL city and watched NL ball for decades, with pitchers hitting. Now when I see a pitcher hit, I think it’s a waste of time. DH is needed in both leagues.


I am not going to waste energy on the DH thing.

The Astros with 205 wins and the Red Sox with 201 wins are the only clubs with 200 plus wins over the past two seasons of course.

Nothing new on the free agents.


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