Some thoughts on Biggio, Bagwell, PEDs, the Hall of Fame, and a forgetful Chron columnist…

… posted over at blogHOUSTON. The current baseball Hall of Fame voting system is kind of a joke. As an example, Houston isn’t even properly represented by writers who LIVE IN and COVER Houston! Nor are MLB.com writers part of the mix (even though Alyson Footer has long been a great baseball analyst for MLB.com). […]

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Hasn’t the UT problem been too much PR and not enough coaching?

After a somewhat haphazard process in which many fantastic names (Saban! Gruden! Harbaugh! Tomlin!) were floated, the UT football program has finally settled on their guy: Charlie Strong, who was an excellent defensive cooordinator at Florida, and a head coach who rebuilt Louisville into a national program in a few years. By most accounts, UT […]

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Happy 2014

It’s time for the annual post in which I wish the diehards who stop by here on occasion a Happy and Prosperous New Year! 2013 was one we were happy enough to put behind us. We had a good year of family, friends, travel, and the like, but Callie’s family also lost three dogs (within […]

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Test Post

I’ve had a number of websites scattered across two webhosts for about a year now. I’ve decided to consolidate on to one webhost. If you’re seeing this post, you’re seeing this blog at its new home. Let me know if anything is obviously broken. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on […]

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Texas Monthly executive editor: Tea Partiers and Ted Cruz are big stupidheads

Many journos who use Twitter place the disclaimer “RTs don’t constitute endorsement” (or some variant) in their bio, presumably to keep up the illusion of not having an opinion on politics, which they can therefore cover objectively. It’s really kind of a silly claim, but that’s the modern j-school mindset at work here in the […]

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Way to be timely, City of Houston

Two City of Houston employees came by the house today. Callie informs that they wanted “to inspect the windows and sign off on the permit.” Ummm, what? After further inquiry, Callie ascertained that they were talking about the replacement windows we had installed shortly after moving in a little over THREE YEARS AGO. Undaunted, they […]

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