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World Series Game 1

This is our third World Series. This is an easy one, sort of. Have we ever won a Game 1 World Series and what were the scores of our previous Game 1 World Series?

The GOP Texas House Speaker is throwing in the towel. He brought this on himself. One of the biggest dumbsh_t moves of all time in Texas politics meeting with the MQS fella. Self-inflicted is putting it kindly. Texas’ big cities and big counties are saying adios MFer.

The good thing for Texas House Dems, we don’t have a powerful GOP House Speaker raising money to protect GOP Texas House Members. Nice!

My takeaway from the first day of Early Voting in Harris County. We are at 38% of our mail ballot total from 2015 Early Voting Day 1. Somebody dropped the ball.

Does this really need to happen? Come on, Astros? See this from SI.com.:

HOUSTON — More than an hour after José Altuve won the Astros the pennant, the party in the Houston clubhouse still raged. Rightfielder Josh Reddick was crushing vodka Red Bulls. Starter Gerrit Cole smoked a cigar. Shortstop Carlos Correa gazed lovingly at the American League championship trophy.

And in the center of the room, assistant general manager Brandon Taubman turned to a group of three female reporters, including one wearing a purple domestic-violence awareness bracelet, and yelled, half a dozen times, “Thank God we got Osuna! I’m so f—— glad we got Osuna!”

The outburst was offensive and frightening enough that another Houston staffer apologized. The Astros declined to comment. They also declined to make Taubman available for an interview.

Taubman’s timing was odd.

Closer Roberto Osuna had allowed a two-run home run to tie the game in the top of the ninth. He had been, by Baseball Reference’s calculations and any intelligent observer’s assessment, the least valuable Astro that night. So why would Taubman choose that moment, to taunt that demographic? It’s not hard to figure out.

Here is the entire SI article: https://www.si.com/mlb/2019/10/22/houston-astros-roberto-osuna-suspension.

Here is what Hunter Atkins from Chron Sports tweeted.

The Astros called this report misleading. It is not. I was there. Saw it. And should’ve said something sooner.

I hope this Taubman fella is not working for the Astros today. I would like for the Astros to do the right thing on this.

Local and highly respected sports radio talk show personality Charlie Pallilo called Taubman “despicable” this morning and said the Astros statement was
Pravda-esque. Ouch!

We are bleeding nationwide on this. Quit being dumbasses, Astros!

Yesterday was my birthday. One of my best friends tweeted this yesterday:

Happy Bday to my long time friend, politico & best baseball bud, the Foul Ball King, @MarcCommentary. We both love October because it’s our bday month & it’s @MLB playoffs!!! Go @astros

GOP State Rep. Sarah Davis tweeted this last night:

I wish to also pile on and ask @RepDennisBonnen to resign. I will submit a letter tomorrow requesting @StephanieKlick to call a caucus meeting to vote on it.

I don’t think she will be needing to send a letter this morning.

Love that she is admitting to piling on.

In Game 1 of the 2005 World Series, also played on an October 22, we lost to the White Sox 5-3. In Game 1 of the 2017 World Series, we lost to the Dodgers 3-1 of course.

Both of our Game 1 World Series losses were on the road. Not tonight! #TakeItBack!

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