Archive for July 8th, 2019

I was watching when Jake Marisnick collided with Angels catcher Jonathan Lucroy yesterday. The first thing I noticed after the collision was Jake being the first to immediately see how Lucroy was doing. This was not Pete Rose going full bore on Ray Fosse in the 1970 MLB All Star game.

What was our record at the All Star break last season and where were we sitting in the standings?

All hail the U.S. Women’s National Team! World Cup Champions!

They were dominating, pure and simple.

Way to go to the fans at the French sports bar who knew when to go F-Trump live on Fox News yesterday. In their own house. Nice.

Way to go to fans at the finals venue yesterday for chanting equal pay, equal pay during the trophy presentations.

On the U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and @AOC and all the dust-up that started this past weekend, we don’t win unless we get younger and new folks out to vote. We aren’t going to win over any of the Donald Trump voters. @AOC and others aren’t going away. They are here to stay and that’s fine with Commentary.

A Newsmax publication and insert was in my yesterday’s Chron.

The I-45 expansion is in the Chron today and here are parts:

A crucial part of paying for Houston’s biggest ever freeway project along Interstate 45 — still years from starting construction — could happen in the next 20 days.

To demonstrate local support for the mega-project, the Texas Department of Transportation is asking the Houston-Galveston Area Council’s Transportation Policy Council, the committee that doles out state and federal money controlled by local officials, to commit $100 million to the central 3-mile portion of the freeway rebuild, from Interstate 10 to Loop 610. State officials would cover the remainder of the $1.22 billion cost, or around 91 percent of the total.

And this:

“My concern is we are forced to stick our neck out and put a down payment on a house we have not seen,” Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo said.

And this:

“Just the things in here now would be enormously beneficial,” Metropolitan Transit Authority Chairwoman Carrin Patman said, saying she was comfortable with committing the $100 million.

Here is the entire read: https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/transportation/article/Houston-leaders-asked-to-commit-100M-to-massive-14073908.php.

I have yet to be convinced that this is beneficial to H-Town.

The Urban Reformer fella tweeted this this past weekend:

Charles Blain @cjblain10

Houston’s flood policy is turnaround don’t drown


Some folks are never going to get it. Here is from today’s Chron:

Houston-area developers, engineers and real estate professionals were among the most vocal supporters of last summer’s $2.5 billion Harris County flood bond, the largest storm infrastructure investment in county history.

They contributed to a political action committee established by bond backers and helped shepherd the initiative to passage on the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Harvey, the devastating 2017 storm that flooded more than 204,000 homes and apartments in Harris County.

For the past several months, however, many of those players quietly have lobbied Houston and Harris County officials to delay implementation of new building rules developers say will increase housing costs but county engineers insist are needed to protect neighborhoods from future storms.

Here are the bad actors, from the Chron:

A group of developers, builders and engineers urged the county to delay the new rules in a May 24 letter to County Judge Lina Hidalgo. Of the nine signers, seven of the organizations — the American Council of Engineering Companies, Greater Houston Builders Association, Greater Houston Partnership, Houston Association of Realtors, Houston Real Estate Council, Katy Area Economic Development Council and West Houston Association — backed the flood bond.

Here is the entire read: https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/After-supporting-flood-bond-Houston-area-14074362.php?t=1c554c78a9.

Get on the program! Quit being selfish!

Last season, we were 64-35 at the All Star break and 5 games up in the AL West?

This morning we are 57-33 and 7 ½ games up.

That was a heckuva game yesterday. A nice way to head into the break.

Dinger Derby this evening.

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