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Hank Aaron

Hank Aaron left us this past Friday. He was one of the best, if not the best, MLB player of all time.  He was also a great citizen and great American. A true courageous American.  A kind man.  He gave so much to his community and country.  I am glad I got to see him play.

I remember watching him chase Babe Ruth’s 714 career dinger record.  Folks forget that at the end of the 1973 season, Hank Aaron hit #712 at the Astrodome.  A week later, when the Astros were in The ATL, he hit #713 to finish off the season. I was wanting him to break the record against us.

The next season he hit #714 in Cincinnati to tie the Babe and hit #715 in front of the home crowd off of Dodger pitcher Al Downing.

46 of his 755 career dingers were off of Colt 45/Astros pitchers.  13 at the Astrodome and 4 at Colt Stadium.  He hit 7 off of Larry Dierker.

NL MVP Award, World Series Champion, 25 All Star Games. 

He is the career leader in RBIs and total bases.  My favorite stat:  If you took away all of his 755 career dingers, he still has over 3,000 base hits.

We will certainly miss him.

Donald Trump’s impeachment trial will begin in a couple of weeks. I am betting there won’t be 67 votes to convict him in the Senate.  Republican Senators will be threatened with primary opponents.  They will be saying they don’t care that Trump incited a riot and insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, it is about their political survival rather than the survival of our country.  The Senators will be ok with having their worthless arses owned by a twice impeached insurrectionist.

A few weeks ago, a good friend forwarded me info about Memorial Hermann reaching out to their patients to get them to sign-up for the COVID-19 vaccine.  Since my Dad has been a patient at Memorial Hermann quite a few times, I went online and got him an appointment.

I took my Dad to get his first vaccine this past Saturday at Memorial Hermann League City on the Gulf Freeway South.  I was a bit nervous and apprehensive thinking that we would probably have to get in a line that would snake around the medical facility.  Nope. We got there 20 minutes before his scheduled appointment.  They immediately started processing him.  We were out of there in 20-25 minutes including the 15 minutes of waiting to see if there was an adverse reaction.

I was impressed on the efficiency of the operation. Like clockwork. First class.

It was the Pfizer vaccine and they set him to go back for his second dose on Saturday, February 13.

It got me to thinking. How about those older folks who don’t have kids like me with access to the internet and who can help with their health care issues?

Tom Brady is playing in another Super Bowl.  That’s funny.

I am not going to get worked up over being down by 8, fourth and 8, with a couple of minutes on the clock, other than to say what’s the point of having a Hall of Fame quarterback?

I tweeted out this past weekend that Dusty Baker, our Skipper, was in the line-up and batted right after Hank Aaron, after Aaron broke Babe Ruth’s record of 714 career dingers. Now you know.

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