50 Dinger Club
From the Trib today:
Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley, one of Texas’ most prominent Republican local leaders, is backing Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s Democratic challenger.
“The one person who I’ll support statewide that will get me a little in trouble: Mike Collier for lieutenant governor,” Whitley said on Y’all-itics, a WFAA politics podcast.
Whitley and Patrick have frequently clashed, and on the podcast Whitley slammed Patrick for waging “war on local elected officials.” He said the GOP incumbent limited property taxes, a major source of revenue for local governments.
Whitley is not seeking reelection this year. The potential successor he backed in 2022, former Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price, lost to a Patrick-endorsed opponent, Tim O’Hare.
Here is the entire read: Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley endorses Mike Collier | The Texas Tribune.
Lame duck GOP elected official endorses Democrat over Donald Trump arse kisser. We will take it.
This is from the H-Town ABC affiliate:
Republican Texas Rep. Michael McCaul cited the privileges given to Trump as a former president as justification for taking 15 boxes of classified documents out of the White House.
“You know, I have lived in the classified world most of my professional career, I personally wouldn’t do that. But I’m not the president of the United States. But he has a different set of rules that apply to him,” McCaul told ABC News’ “This Week” co-anchor Martha Raddatz in an exclusive interview.
We all know of course that this dumbsh_t McCaul would apply the same standard to President Barack Obama. Sure.
From the tone-deaf department, having John Podesta join the President Joe Biden administration for a key role is not a move I support. Sigh. Did Democrats run out of smart folks to play key roles under President Biden? Sigh.
Yankees slugger Aaron Judge hit his 50th dinger of the season last week. This is the second time in his career that he has reached the 50-dinger club.
There has been a total of 30 players in MLB history who have 50 or more dingers in a season. It has happened 47 times. 21 of the 30 MLB clubs are represented.
No Astro has ever hit 50 dingers in a season.
The other AL teams without a 50-dinger club representative are the Angels, Rays, Royals, Twins and White Sox. The three NL teams without a representative are the Dodgers, Nationals and Rockies.
The Dodgers not having a representative is a bit of a surprise. Same for the Rockies since they play at Coors Canaveral.
You know which players are not on the list? How about Hank Aaron and Albert Pujols.
Ok. Since you asked. Jeff Bagwell had 47 dingers for the Astros in 2000.
Now you know.
On this Labor Day 2022, there are 9 AL teams still in the hunt for 6 playoff spots. In the NL, there are 7 teams vying for the 6 spots. All the other 14 teams can play spoiler or start preparing for 2023. Just saying.
86-48. 4-1 on the roadie. 6 games in front of the Yankees for the best record in the AL. 28 games to play.
The Rangers are in town for 3 starting this evening.
Have a nice Labor Day!