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Prop B Casualty

How many MLB Rookie of the Year winners are in the Baseball Hall of Fame?

Toyota could have handled the DNC National Convention proceedings. H-Town has plenty of great hotels for delegates. We have great venues for meetings, receptions and parties. We have lots of air conditioning. H-Town could have accommodated a national political party convention. We just have one big labor dispute and you can’t blame the DNC for saying no thanks.

Democrats don’t take kindly to labor disputes. If it was Milwaukee or Miami that had a labor dispute and we didn’t, don’t you think we would be using it to derail their bids.

The fact of the matter is we should not be having a labor dispute. We should not have lost the national convention. Local Dems lost out pure and simple on this.

Meanwhile, Local 341 was certainly high fiving and took a victory lap of sorts. They are also saying that their cause is now national. I guess.

Here is looking at the bright side of the decision. If holding the convention in Milwaukee helps us win back Wisconsin’s 10 electoral college votes and 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, then I am Ok with that.

Anyway, from the New York Times:

“Houston had faced another complication. Harold Schaitberger, the head of the International Association of Fire Fighters, has been in a prolonged battle with the mayor, Sylvester Turner, over firefighter pay. In an interview last week, Mr. Schaitberger said he had warned the D.N.C. that he would consider establishing a union picket line if Democrats located their convention there. Tom Perez knows, for whatever it’s worth, that it’s not going to be pretty if they go to Houston,” Mr. Schaitberger said. In recent days, the mayor of Houston has announced plans to lay off hundreds of firefighters in order to fund a voter-approved measure to increase firefighter pay in the city. Mr. Schaitberger accused him of “an old-fashioned double cross” and “just being a jerk.”

Ouch and wow!

How does this sit with local Dems these days? A Prop B casualty for sure.

State Rep.-Elect Christina Morales will be having a fundraiser tonight at the Morales Radio Hall next to the funeral home. It starts at 5:30 pm. I will be there.

Commentary is not a fan of the so-called Space Force deal. Why do we need to go to war in space? I prefer that stuff stay on the movie screens. Here is from the Chron:

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is urging President Donald Trump to name Houston’s Ellington Field as United States Space Command headquarters.

In a letter to the president dates March 4, Abbott argues that Houston is the best spot for the new Space Command headquarters, particularly Ellington Field with its spaceport designation from the Federal Aviation Administration and proximity to NASA’s Johnson Space Center.

Here is the Chron story: https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Space-Force-City-Abbott-urges-Trump-to-name-13680119.php?src=hp_totn.

Sci-Fi if you ask me.

There are 16 MLB Rookie of the Year winners in the Baseball Hall of Fame of course – Luis Aparicio, Jeff Bagwell, Johnny Bench, Rod Carew, Orlando Cepeda, Andre Dawson, Carlton Fisk, Willie Mays, Willie McCovey, Eddie Murray, Mike Piazza, Cal Ripken, Jr., Frank Robinson, Jackie Robinson, Tom Seaver and Billy Williams.

The award was first handed out in 1947.

On Friday, June 28 at The Yard this season, the first 10,000 fans get fanny packs. It will also be “Turn Back the Clock 90s Night” and fireworks, and oh yeah, we play the Mariners.

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