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Name the Astro who will turn 22 on June 27 – in 10 days?

It was 25 years ago this evening.  It was a Friday evening, June 17, 1994, and I was watching Game 5 of the NBA Finals with our Rockets playing the Knicks at Madison Square Garden when the game was interrupted for the chase in slo-mo. O.J. Simpson in the white Ford Bronco.

They kept interrupting the game for updates on the chase and finally they went to a split screen. It had to be one of the most surreal moments in our local history for H-Town sports fans. We were watching our team fight for our first ever NBA championship while a well-known TV personality, Pro Football Hall of Fame great was being pursued on an LA Freeway for the murder of his wife and her friend on the same TV screen.


That was before flat screens and social media. You can only wonder.

The Rockets lost 91-84 that night, so we had to come back and win the next two at the Summit to win our first NBA title.

O.J. just joined twitter a few days ago and he already has over half a million followers.

When it comes to the I-45 expansion, are we helpless? Who makes those decisions? The Governor?

Here is the latest from the Chron’s front page today: https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/transportation/article/Massive-I-45-project-will-remake-Houston-freeway-13999092.php.

Yordan Alvarez of course will turn 22 on June 27.  I witnessed his fourth dinger at The Yard this past Saturday.

We are in Cincy for three starting this evening and our run differential suffered a big hit yesterday.

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