Archive for October 10th, 2019

Game 5

I nearly fell out of my chair when I looked at the computer yesterday afternoon and saw that San Luis had put up 10 in the top of the first inning and were still batting. I finally got around to watching the end of the game and I heard the announcer say that The ATL had not advanced in the MLB playoffs since 2001. Who was the last team they beat in a playoff series?

Make no mistake. The Astros are under a lot of pressure.  We are the best team in MLB, so we have to win this evening. Period. The team has to step up. If they play their game, we advance.

Tony Buzbee is putting the $95,000 a year intern issue on the air with campaign ads against the H-Town Mayor. Yikes!

Chris Tomlinson, the Chron’s business columnist, writes what Commentary has said recently. Here is how his latest column starts:

Ukrainian natural gas company Burisma hired Hunter Biden for one reason, and one reason only: his last name.

Companies have long recruited relatives of the powerful to win favors and impress others. But what’s despicable is that politicians still find it acceptable, and we have not made it illegal.

Hunter Biden, by his own account in the New Yorker magazine, started playing on his surname in 1998 when he joined President Bill Clinton’s Commerce Department. After the 2000 election, Biden became a lobbyist, where he gained access to exclusive business and political deals.

After his father became vice president in 2008, Biden dropped his lobbying practice and became a consultant, advising companies seeking to expand in the United States. In 2012, he entered into a partnership involving Chinese businessmen and in December 2013, arranged for one of his partners to shake hands with Vice President Joe Biden.

Here is the entire read: https://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/columnists/tomlinson/article/Biden-s-son-was-playing-off-his-name-and-14505238.php?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=sftwitter.

Memo to my fellow Dems. We don’t need former VP Joe Biden as our nominee. It is a burden that will hurt us. If the campaign is about Hunter Biden a year from now, we’re screwed.

In 2001, The ATL beat us 3 zip in the NLDS (Commentary was there at The Yard for Game 3) and then lost to the D-Back in 5 games in the NLCS of course.

I also was there when we beat The ATL in the 2004 NLDS in 5 games and in the 2005 NLDS in 4 that concluded with the Chris Burke dinger in Game 4 in the bottom of the 18th inning with The Rocket pitching the final 3 innings.

Let’s hope for some memorable plays this evening. Let’s win it!

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