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Where will next year’s MLB All Star Games be played?

When I heard Ross Perot left us, I tweeted this:

The major force on why Texas public schools have #NoPassNoPlay

Here is from the Chron E-Board today:

In 1983, Democratic Gov. Mark White, who unseated Clements, appointed Perot to head the Select Committee on Public Education, whose charge was to define state education policy into the next century.

With characteristic verve and confidence, Perot plunged into the thicket of public-school finance: poorly paid and sometimes poorly prepared teachers, apathetic students and a Texas public gone bonkers over ball games. He wasn’t reluctant to gore sacred cows.

“You go to small towns in West Texas and there just ain’t a whole lot of interest in learning,” he said during a statewide tour, “but there’s a whole lot of interest in what goes on Friday nights.”

His work led to the state’s “no pass-no play” rule, which kept starting quarterbacks on the sidelines if they didn’t make their grades. It also spurred Texas lawmakers in 1984 to raise education standards, increase teacher salaries and cut class sizes.

Here is the entire E-Board take: https://www.houstonchronicle.com/opinion/editorials/article/Eagles-don-t-flock-Neither-did-Ross-Perot-14083579.php.

H-Town will host a Democratic presidential candidate debate in a couple of months. I wonder who gets invited to the event. Democratic elected officials? Democratic Party donors? Democratic Party officers? Democratic Party clubs and organizations leaders? Labor? Commentary? Non-profits? Planned Parenthood? Commentary? It will be a hot ticket for sure. I hope the candidates don’t hog all the tickets. I hope Dems from H-Town get invited. Stay tuned.

One of My Best Friends was surprised that Fox put microphones on some of the players last night during the game. I had to break the news to her that they have been doing this for a few years now.

Next year’s MLB All Star Game is at Dodger Stadium of course.

Last night’s game was entertaining and the Astros represented us well.

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