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MLB Again

Name the team with the best record at home in the MLB AL this morning?

Commentary said this yesterday:

MLB doesn’t respect us for sure.

Sure enough, MLB suspended Jake Marisnick for two games for the collision this past Sunday. I tweeted that this was bulls_it. Jake is appealing the suspension.

There is a new book out where former U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan takes some shots at Donald Trump. Shut up! Ryan would have my respect if he would have called out Trump when he was Speaker. Typical GOPer in office.

On the pay-to-play measure petitions that don’t have enough signatures to get on the 2019 City of H-Town ballot, say what you want, but we actually had a version of sorts in play at HISD for a few years a few years ago. Just saying.

Four years ago, Commentary voted against the current two four-year terms for City of H-Town’s elected officials. I just like the idea of city officeholders having to run every two years. It keeps folks on their toes.

Commentary has been doing city political campaigns as long as anyone in town. I never heard a campaign say, “are we better off than we were two years ago?” when they had to run every two years. Now it is fair to say, “are we better off than we were four years ago?”

It is a lot easier to measure stuff like police response, trash pick-up, street repair and overall city services over a four-year span than a two-year span. That’s what happens with four-year terms.

They can run on their four-year records, but they also have to answer the question. I guess we will find out if this question impacts the current elections.

The following isn’t news to Commentary. Here is from the Chron:

According to the new report from the Greater Houston Partnership, the domestic population growth for the Houston region has slowed down over the last eight years. The report, which is based on population estimates data from the U.S. Census Bureau released this spring, cited factors such as the downturn of the oil and gas industry and Hurricane Harvey as reasons for the slump.

“At the current pace, Houston won’t overtake Chicago for another 25 years,” the GHP stated in a July 2019 Economy at a Glance report.

Here is the entire read: https://www.houstonchronicle.com/neighborhood/article/New-report-shows-how-more-residents-are-moving-14085646.php?src=hp_totn.

Oh, well.

At 33-14, the Astros have the best homie record in the MLB AL of course.

We need another starting pitcher.

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