Wow, friends. It has been a minute, hasn’t it? I was cruising along in 2015, just getting settled into spring, and then I look up and it’s – gasp! – December?!?! How can that be? I guess that’s the thing about time. You think you’ve got plenty of it, until you get distracted or busy… Continue reading Where did you go, summer?
Uh oh, Astros fans, there may be a curse in town. It’s a fact that since the Astros announced they’d be removing Tal’s Hill from centerfield of Minute Maid Park, the Astros are winless. Coincidence? Or superstition? Enter: Superstition. Fans started tweeting about it, blaming the #CurseOfTalsHill for the bobbles, the bloops, the failure to score with… Continue reading #CurseOfTalsHill
If the suit makes the man, then maybe the ballpark makes the team? If that is the case, then maybe Minute Maid Park is what’s made the Astros so quirky. Tal’s Hill located in centerfield at Minute Maid Park is just that – a hill – located inside the field of play, about 430 feet from homeplate. … Continue reading So long, Tal’s Hill
In case you’ve been living under a rock since April, now is the time to peek your head out, look around, and enjoy the excitement. That’s right – Houston is a sports town again! I don’t know how long this will last, so we best enjoy it now. Welcome to Clutch City! Your Houston Rockets are beginning… Continue reading Good Times in Htown
I’ve seen about a jillion baseball games in all levels of professional, and I have never seen a no hitter. Or a perfect game. Not that this is a rarity. Perfect games and no hitters are like blue moons or 75% off sales at Nordstrom. According to Wikipedia, only 23 perfect games have been recorded in… Continue reading No hitters and near misses
I’ve been to many Mardi Gras parades in New Orleans in my lifetime, and my Mardi Gras Galveston experience was very different. Not different bad…just…different. It was more of what I’d describe as a Christmas parade meets family tailgate party minus the religious connotations. Make sense? What happens is (from my experience at least) folks park… Continue reading Mardi Gras Galveston Style (a recap)
when you’re having fun. I’m happy to report that this is indeed the case around here. I blinked and it was May. In between now and then, a lot has gone on. Namely: I watched the Texans make the playoffs and come so close to going to the Super Bowl (again). I co-hosted my very… Continue reading Time Flies…