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Home Opener

Gov. Greg Abbott went to San Antonio yesterday to call out the treatment of migrant kids at a facility that is being run by the federal government.  Abbott says he is having the Texas Rangers and DPS investigate.

Let that sink in for a moment. 

He’s a goddamn Governor.  He can pick up the phone and call Vice President Kamala Harris, who has been tasked with dealing with this issue, and get to the bottom of this.  There really are ways to handle problems if you go about it properly.

Grow up and quit acting like a punkarse immature politico. Leadership isn’t part of his DNA.

He’s an embarrassment. This is about misdirection.  He wants us to forget about his handling of the pandemic, the Big Freeze, the rental assistance program and STAAR testing.

What is the point in asking this clown where he was when they were snatching babies from moms on the border in 2018 and 2019.

Here is from today’s Chron:

Fans going to Minute Maid Park for the Astros’ home opener Thursday night can expect the following policies, which will remain in force for the near future:

No bags will be allowed in the venue, with the exception of manufacturer designed diaper bags, when accompanied by an infant or small child; medical bags; gallon bags used for bringing food or water into the building; and single compartment clutches, wristlets, and hip/fanny packs that do not exceed nine inches by five inches.

Masks are required at all times except when one is eating or drinking. Eating and drinking are permitted only at ticketed seats.

Fans may enter the ballpark through all standard entrances, which will open two hours before game time. All fans will be subject to a verbal health screening upon arrival.

Concessions will be cashless at all points of sale. At sections 108, 218 and 315, there will be reverse ATMs that can change cash into an Astros themed debit card.

Commentary won’t be at the Astros home opener today. I am really not sad about it.  The pandemic turned our world upside down and changed things up quite a bit.  I read where they are going to sell 50% of the tickets and call it capacity.  Whatever.  I don’t want to pluck down big bucks to avoid crowds on the concourse, restrooms and Saint Arnold kiosk.

I also don’t want to be sitting in my seats with a mask on and having to lift it up every time I sip on my $14 Amber or Art Car.

There is just too much we don’t know about COVID-19 and the variants. I don’t feel like taking a risk.

To those that are going, play it safe and be careful.

Play ball, I guess.

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