Archive for February 11th, 2020

State Rep.-Elect Anna Eastman will be sworn-in at 5:30 pm, today, in the Library at Waltrip High School here in Houston.

There will be a reception afterward at Karbach Brewery, which is located in HD 148.

When was the first MLB playoffs that had the Wild Card team?

It is really sad to see former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign go negative on Mayor Pete. Sad. If Biden does poorly this evening in New Hampshire, there will be a lot of folks saying he should just step aside.

Mike Bloomberg keeps moving up in the polls. Your guess is as good as mine as to where this campaign is headed.

MLB is looking at expanding the number of teams to make the playoffs to 14, up from the current 10. Here is from the Chron:

Only the division winner with the best regular-season record would advance directly to the Division Series under the plan. The two other division winners and wild-card teams would start in a best-of-three round.

The division winner with the second-best record would choose its opponent from among the three lowest-seeded wild-card teams. The division winner with the third-best record would then get to pick from among the remaining two wild cards. The top wild card would face whichever team is left over after the division winners make their choices.

And this:

A postseason of 14 teams would mean 47% of franchises reach the playoffs, which could cause some clubs not to go into rebuilding mode. The players’ association has criticized teams for what it calls “tanking.”

Here is the entire Chron article: https://www.houstonchronicle.com/sports/article/AP-source-MLB-considering-expanding-playoffs-to-15045822.php.

My take. I don’t give a rat’s arse.

MLB Wild Card playoff teams started playing in 1995 of course.

The cheating scandal only gets worse. A former Jays pitcher is suing the Astros for damages. It is going to be a long season.

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