Harvey Now Titled: A 500 Year Storm

Day 3 of Hurricane Harvey
“Gloom and Misery Everywhere … Stormy Weather”
~ 25″ of rain have fallen in the 1st two days ~
~ 15″ more rain are predicted thru Wednesday ~
~ Also Present ~
The Resilient, Fighting Back Spirit of
The People of Houston and SE Texas!

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Houston Handling Harvey Just Fine

As an unbelievable force of nature again arrives to teach us how little we human being have over the true powers of this universe, and as the thin line of civilization teeters on the brink of anarchy over the disrupted flow of food, water, medical supplies, and organized lawfulness, the people of Houston and SE Texas are rising up as “volunteers” to help their trapped and flooded out neighbors in ways that go way beyond the usual “feel-good” closer story on a newscast that is all about tragedy. “Houstonians” – and that term is used here to be inclusive of all our like-spirited people in the region – are the ones bringing out their boats, and fuels, and foods, and supplies to search out and rescue people trapped in their attics from the rising waters of Harvey. As much as I love baseball and the Astros, and as much as I cherish our hope for Houston finally winning the Fall Classic, I’m looking at something down here among my own people that is much more admirable. Through the actions of its people during the stress of Harvey, Houston shows up again as it has in the past. – We already are a City of World Championship quality human beings.

The color, race, ethnicity, or religion of both the rescued and the rescuer don’t matter to any of these people out there doing the right thing. They are acting because we all need each other’s help. It’s just clear as day in greater numbers in the face of a menace like Harvey. And nobody’s doing it for the sake of either earning a statue or getting one torn down. It’s simply the right thing to do as a way of life when one does not attach any political action payback expectation to the gift of a true helping hand.

Way to go, Houston! ~ We are the Champions because of our people!

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Astro*Notes. Light on baseball today. …. In Game 3, the Astros did unto the Angels what the Angels did unto them the night before. A 2-out triple off the CF wall by Brian McCann of the Astros cleared the bases for 3 runs batted in and a 7-5 rally win over the Angels. It was almost caught by star Angels center fielder Mike Trout, but he missed it. Thank goodness. …. In the process, the Astros expanded their AL Playoffs home field advantage edge over the Boston Red Sox to 6 games. Boston lost a 2-1 close one to Baltimore Sunday to make it possible.

The Astros were supposed to come home today for a 3-game series versus the Rangers. That one likely will be shifted to Arlington due to Harvey. The Astros flew back from Anaheim to Dallas in apparent anticipation of that logical switch. The Astros have another 3-game series with the Rangers scheduled later for Arlington that will logically now be shifted to Houston as the logical balance adjustment for this storm-imposed move.

Stay tuned.

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AMERICAN LEAGUE WEST STANDINGS

THRU GAMES OF SUNDAY, AUGUST 27, 2017 

RANK AL WEST W L PCT. GB
1 ASTROS 79 51 .608  
2 MARINERS 66 65 .504 13.5
3 ANGELS 66 65 .504 13.5
4 RANGERS 64 66 .492 15.0
5 ATHLETICS 58 72 .446 21.0
 

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AMERICAN LEAGUE WEST GAME SCORES

THRU GAMES OF SUNDAY, AUGUST 27, 2017

ASTROS 7 – ANGELS 5.

YANKEES 10 –  MARINERS 1.

 ATHLETICS 8 – RANGERS 3.

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AMERICAN LEAGUE BATTING AVERAGE LEADERS

THRU GAMES OF SUNDAY, AUGUST 27, 2017

RANK PLAYER TEAM AB H 2B 3B HR BA
1 JOSE ALTUVE HOU 492 175 35 4 20 .357
2 AVISAIL GARCIA HOU 398 128 21 3 13 .322
3 ERIC HOSMER KC 490 157 24 1 21 .320
NR * CARLOS CORREA HOU 325 104 18 1 20 .320
4 JOSH REDDICK HOU 405 124 26 3 12 .306
5 JONATHAN SCHOOP BAL 492 150 30 0 28 .305
6 DIDI GREGORIUS NYY 417 127 22 0 19 .305
7 JEAN SEGURA SEA 422 127 24 1 7 .301
8 MARWIN GONZALEZ HOU 364 109 23 0 21 .299
9 ELVIS ANDRUS TEX 517 154 34 3 16 .298
10 JOSE RAMERIZ CLE 487 145 41 5 18 .298
Other Top 40 Astros
16 GEORGE SPRINGER HOU 438 128 25 0 29 .292
19 YULI GURRIEL HOU 448 130 35 1 15 .290
26 ALEX BREGMAN HOU 440 125 31 5 16 .284

NR * LOST TIME ON THE DL HAS TEMPORARILY REMOVED CORREA FROM AN OFFICIAL QUALIFYING PLACE IN THE RANKING OF TOP 40 HITTERS.

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Bill McCurdy

Principal Writer, Editor, Publisher

The Pecan Park Eagle

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5 Responses to “Harvey Now Titled: A 500 Year Storm”

  1. Wayne Roberts Says:

    Hang in there Houston, the Gulf Coast and, frankly, all Texas; you’re in my wife’s and my prayers.

  2. JO HALE Says:

    Bill – We have been thinking about and hope you are safe and dry. I look forward to your posts every day. You spin a really good tale – –
    Be careful – jo

  3. Tom Hunter Says:

    My grandmother was 17-years-old and living in Pearland when a Mighty Storm hit Galveston Island on September 8, 1900, resulting in what is still considered the greatest natural disaster in American History: 8,000 dead–in one day.

    As horrific as Harvey is to property, the loss of life is mercifully low, compared to the storm that ravaged this area 117 years ago.

  4. John Watkins Says:

    Have been following all this from afar with great sadness but equally great admiration for how Houstonians have responded to the crisis. Never have I been so proud to be a native Texan.

  5. Mark W Says:

    https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/08/170823121339.htm

    Which maybe also could mean a vastly reduced global carbon footprint, which in turn could mean a vast reduction in global climate change and global warming, which in turn could mean more stable and predictable weather patterns, which in turn could spare coastal cities in Florida, Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, and Texas, disasters like the hurricane decimating Houston right now. I’d love to live to see it, but I’d be 108 in 2050, so … not likely. But it offers hope for my son and his children.

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