Early Buffs TV Ad Harbors Memories

September 13, 2018

Buffalo Stadium 1953, Houston, Texas; KPRC-TV, CHANNEL 2
Had Been Covering Houston Buffs Baseball Since Their 1st Year on the Air in 1949 as KLEE-TV.

Thank you, Larry Hajduk, for sending me several photographic reminders the other day of that early precious time in my Houston Baseball Memory Book. Channel Two was the first and only TV station in Houston from 1949 forward, but they were soon joined by KGUL-TV (11) in Galveston and KTRK-TV (13) in the 1950s. Channel 11, of course, eventually moved to Houston and reorganized itself as KHOU-TV.

Unfortunately, one of those memories was quite shocking and forever sad.

Here’s a link to a brief column I wrote nine years ago on early televised Houston baseball and the time a man actually committed suicide by a self-inflicted fatal gunshot wound to the head, almost completely on camera, back on June 11, 1950. My dad and I were there that night, sitting only about twelve rows back from where this desperate act took place. We saw none of it, but we heard all of it. The sound and startle reflex we all had from the shot still rings home the whole upsetting memory for me. And yes. I used the same photo then that I’m using today. The picture of the camera man is pretty accurate to where he was situated that same night in reality, right next to the small table they set up with a mike for solo broadcaster Dick Gottlieb.

When the man standing next to the camera man shot himself in the head, the camera guy is said to have reflexively wheeled around and caught him in time for viewers at home to see some of the man’s body slumping to the ground. What a sad night it was.

Here’s the other article link: Suicide at Buff Stadium

Finally, what are the “Then and Now Bottom Line Differences Between Watching Baseball on TV at Home or at the Ballpark in 1950 and 2018?”

In 1950, watching baseball at home on TV made you want to go to the ballpark where you could much better see what’s happening. ~ In 2018, watching baseball at the ballpark makes you want to go home and watch baseball on HD, multi-camera angle perspective TV where you can much better see what’s happening.

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A Peek at the AL Batting Average Race 

Through Games of Wed., 9/12/18: 

BATTING AVERAGE

1.

Betts • BOS

.340

2.

Martinez • BOS

.329

3.

Altuve • HOU

.318

4.

Trout • LAA

.315

5.

Segura • LAA

.310

6.

Brantley • CLE

.307

7.

Smith  * TBR

.303

8.

Merrifield • KCR 

.302

9.

Andujar • NYY

.299

10.

Duffy • TBR

.297

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AL WEST SCORES, 

LAST TWO DAYS

(1) Thru Tue., 9/11/18:

Houston 5 – Detroit 4.

Oakland 3 – Baltimore 2.

San Diego 2 – Seattle 1.

LA Angels 1 – Texas 0.

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(2) Thru Wed., 9/12/18:

Houston 5 – Detroit 4.

Oakland 10 – Baltimore 0.

San Diego 5 – Seattle 4. 

LA Angels 8 – Texas 1.

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AL WEST STANDINGS

Morning of Thur., 9/13/18

TEAMS

WON

LOST

PCT.

GB

Houston

92

54

.630

 —-

Oakland

89

57

.610

   3.0

Seattle

79

66

.549

 12.5

LA Angels

73

73

.500

 19.0

Texas

62

84

.425

 30.0

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SCHEDULE BALANCE FOR

HOU, OAK & SEA:

DATE

HOU

0AK

SEA

9/13

@BAL

@LAA

9/14

@AZ

@TB

@LAA

9/15

@AZ

@TB

@LAA

9/16

@AZ

@TB

@LAA

9/17

SEA

@HOU

9/18

SEA

LAA

@HOU

9/19

SEA

LAA

@HOU

9/20

LAA

9/21

LAA

MIN

@TEX

9/22

LAA

MIN

@TEX

9/23

LAA

MIN

@TEX

9/24

@TOR

@SEA

OAK

9/25

@TOR

@SEA

OAK

9/26

@TOR

@SEA

OAK

9/27

@BAL

TEX

9/28

@BAL

@LAA

TEX

9/29

@BAL

@LAA

TEX

9/30

@BAL

@LAA

TEX

 

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Bill McCurdy

Principal Writer, Editor, Publisher

The Pecan Park Eagle

Bill Gilbert Obituary and Funeral Plan

September 13, 2018

Bill Gilbert

William “Bill” C. Gilbert Obituary

William C Gilbert, age 82, passed away September 6, 2018 at his home in Austin, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Denver, Colorado in 1935 to John and Freda Gilbert. During World War ll the family relocated to California and Florida while his father served as an engineering officer in the navy. After the war, the family settled in Denver where Bill finished from South High in 1953. He then attended the University of Colorado and graduated with honors in Chemical Engineering in 1957. He served as an officer in the United States Navy in Japan from 1957-1959. After his service, he joined ExxonMobil in Baton Rouge, LA, where Bill met Evelyn Campbell of Ville Platte, LA, a graduate student at LSU, who became his wife of 57 years.

Bill retired in 1992 after a 35-year career with ExxonMobil in engineering and managerial positions in both Refining and Marketing. Most of these assignments were in Houston and Baytown, Texas, where he eventually settled to raise a family. After retirement, he worked for Tal Smith Enterprises on the baseball salary arbitration team, representing numerous MLB teams, while also writing articles on baseball for various publications. Left to honor Bill are his wife and their four children: John, Paul, Susan and Patrick and 9 grandchildren (Allie, Caleb, Evan, Grace, Zoe, Leah, Kara, Will, and Casey).

Before all else, Bill was a devoted husband and father. His lifelong passion was baseball. He was instrumental in the formation of the Society of American Baseball Researchers (SABR) chapters in Austin and Houston, where he made many lifelong friends. Bill felt a strong obligation to give back to the community in the many service and church volunteer organizations in which he was involved. He was a member of Emmaus Catholic Church in Lakeway, Texas, where he was a lector and choir member for many years. Bill also served in numerous capacities for many other organizations, including: President of the United Way of Baytown, a member of the Baytown Municipal Development Board and the Baytown Parks and Recreation Board, a Paul Harris Fellow in Rotary International, Little League Baseball as a coach and League Director for 15 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters Advisory Council, President of the Baytown Area Senior Softball Assoc., Tutor for Partners in Education and the GAP Program After School, Project Coordinator for the Executive Service Corps of Houston, YMCA Basketball coach, and Loaned Executive for the United Way of Texas Gulf Coast.

Bill will be dearly missed by all who had the good fortune to know him. To quote an old SABR baseball friend, “Bill’s passing leaves a hole in the lineup that will never be filled.”

The funeral Mass will be held at Emmaus Catholic Church in Lakeway, Texas on September 21, 2018 at 12:00 PM, followed by a reception in the church Great Hall. A Memorial Service will be held at 4:15 PM at Longhorn Village in Steiner Ranch, Austin where Bill and Evelyn reside.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Heart Association.

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Memorial Mass

Friday, September 21
12:00 PM

Emmaus Catholic Church
1718 Lohmans Crossing Rd.
Lakeway, TX 78734
(512) 261-8500

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Link to the Bill Gilbert Obituary and Funeral Service Plan,

As It Appears Above, with Options for Your Participation

At the Funeral Planning Website:

http://wcfish.tributes.com/obituary/show/William-C.-Gilbert-106412336

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Farewell, William Gilbert.

We shall miss your softly spoken, affably sonorous voice,

And your ability to size up baseball perplexity into edible pieces

While there was still time for those sliced observations to matter.

We shall miss you, the baseball answer man king of timely comment.

~ Farewell in the Name of Love, Your distant close friend, Bill McCurdy.

 

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Bill McCurdy

Principal Writer, Editor, Publisher

The Pecan Park Eagle

A Tale of Two Students in 1961

September 12, 2018

September 12, 1961: Rusty Staub Signs with Colt .45s.
Three Seasons before they became the Astros.

I received the following newspaper clipping from my friend Darrell Pittman yesterday afternoon. It was an article from the New Orleans Times-Picayune on the signing of Rusty Staub by the new, as of the same day, yet untested  Houston Colt .45s Crescent City phe-nom on September 12, 1961.

This one today could have been titled “An Economic Tale of Two Next-Door New Orleans University Students and Their Separate World Cash Realities” ~ simply to underscore the fact that Loyola freshman Rusty Staub was packing his things to go play baseball for the Houston Colt .45s for $75,000 as next door Tulane U. first year graduate student Bill McCurdy was headed for the library to make sure he stayed earnest on that $150 per month academic scholarship that a United Way social service agency in Houston  was paying me in return for some future time of indentured service post-graduation employment. I paid my debt, but I only got out of the work commitment early by a huge grant of $200 a month for a scholarship earned my first year from the National Institute of Mental Health for the 2nd year of my master’s degree program. It gave me the room to negotiate out of the Houston commitment so I could remain in Nw Orleans as a 24-year old member of the Tulane University Department of Psychiatry clinical services faculty at the whopping rate of $500 per month. I was making so much money that I came very close to opening my first checking account.

Here’s the Staub piece below. There isn’t an article on my stuff over the same period ~ and it’s probably just as well. We were all in our early to middle 20’s back then and Tulane University graduate school people did a ton of social research and most joyous celebrating down among the bright lights of the French Quarter jazz clubs back in that day. Turk Farrell and Jim Owens would have enjoyed our company.

At any rate, Houston General Manager Paul Richards seemed to understand that the Colt. 45s were getting their money’s worth in the signing of Rusty Staub for $75,000. It’s just too bad that the club’s latter day Prince of Bad Trades, GM Spec Richardson, didn’t see certain players with the same wisdom. The separate trade losses of Rusty Staub and Joe Morgan alone were enough to alter the future course of local baseball forever and to most seriously tilt the future of all big league baseball over the foreseeable eternity.

What a humbling thought, had he ever picked it up himself. ~ Had it not been for Spec Richardson, there might never have been a “Big Red Machine”!

Here’s how things looked in print a mere eye-blinking 57 years ago today:

New Orleans Times-Picayune, September 12, 1961:

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Bill McCurdy

Principal Writer, Editor, Publisher

The Pecan Park Eagle

A 2018 Memoriam: “9.11.01”

September 11, 2018

May we never forget what allows us the freedom to fall in love, follow the passions of our talents, or simply pursue our day-to-day interests in the great game of baseball for most or all of the year. The thousands of our brothers, sisters, parents, children, relatives, friends, and strangers who died in that grotesquely violent assault upon their own rights to enjoy those same freedoms back on September 11, 2001 should never be forgotten as a result.

The day those innocent victims of 911 ever are forgotten ~ is the day that all is lost for the rest of us.

God Bless America! ~ Remember 911!

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A Peek at the AL Batting Average Race 

Through Games of Mon., 9/10/18: 

BATTING AVERAGE

1.

Betts • BOS

.342

2.

Martinez • BOS

.331

3.

Altuve • HOU

.317

4.

Trout • LAA

.316

5.

Segura • LAA

.310

6.

Smith • TBR

.307

7.

Brantley  * CLE

.306

8.

Merrifield • KCR 

.302

9.

Bregman • HOU

.299

10.

Andujar • NYY

.299

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AL WEST SCORES, 

LAST TWO DAYS

(1) Thru Sun., 9/09/18:

Boston 6 – Houston 5.

Oakland 7 – Texas 3.

Seattle 3 – NY Yankees 2.

LA Angels 1 – Chicago WS 0.

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(2) Thru Mon., 9/10/18:

Houston 3 – Detroit 2.

Texas 5 – LA Angels 2.

(Only Games Scheduled)

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AL WEST STANDINGS

Morning of Tue., 9/11/18

TEAMS

WON

LOST

PCT.

GB

Houston

90

54

.625

 —-

Oakland

87

57

.604

   3.0

Seattle

79

64

.552

 10.5

LA Angels

71

73

.493

 19.0

Texas

62

82

.431

 28.0

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SCHEDULE BALANCE FOR

HOU, OAK & SEA:

DATE

HOU

OAK

SEA

9/11

@DET

@BAL

SD

9/12

@DET

@BAL

SD

9/13

@BAL

@LAA

9/14

@AZ

@TB

@LAA

9/15

@AZ

@TB

@LAA

9/16

@AZ

@TB

@LAA

9/17

SEA

@HOU

9/18

SEA

LAA

@HOU

9/19

SEA

LAA

@HOU

9/20

LAA

9/21

LAA

MIN

@TEX

9/22

LAA

MIN

@TEX

9/23

LAA

MIN

@TEX

9/24

@TOR

@SEA

OAK

9/25

@TOR

@SEA

OAK

9/26

@TOR

@SEA

OAK

9/27

@BAL

TEX

9/28

@BAL

@LAA

TEX

9/29

@BAL

@LAA

TEX

9/30

@BAL

@LAA

TEX

 

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Bill McCurdy

Principal Writer, Editor, Publisher

The Pecan Park Eagle

 

Real Evil Eye Robs Astros

September 10, 2018

STOP! THE REAL EVIL EYE OF MLB SEES WHAT YOU HOUSTON ASTROS ARE TRYING TO DO!

 

It was clear as day from several angle shots on the play at the plate in the top of the seventh. Allowed to be as it should have been called in the first place, Jose Altuve scores and the Astros take a 6-5 momentum lead and continue batting. ~ But no! ~ The MLB in NYC review group concludes that Altuve was out, even though he is never touched by either the ball ~ or the catcher’s glove that holds the ball ~ prior to sliding his left hand across home plate for what the MLB faceless group decides shall be the third out in the inning.

Aha! ~ We see! ~ In spite of all our pre-game print fun with “el ojo malo” that the real “evil eye” lives within the eye sockets of the MLB game call review group ~ and they are going to flat-out trust their own perceptions over anything their “lying eyes” are trying to tell them. We’ve never seem Astros manager A.J. Hinch as upset as he seemed to be after the ten-minute review conference concluded to believe against the visually obvious.

“He did get in there,” manager AJ Hinch said. “It’s clear as day. I’m tired of these questions because replay is set up for precisely that type of play. We feel like we have clear evidence. There is a gap between the tag, his hands on the plate. Continually it gets harder and harder and harder to get a call overturned if they can just simply say it stands. It sounds like sour grapes after a loss, but it’s a tough loss for us.”

“In situations like that, where clearly he hadn’t put the tag on when his hand was on the plate, you would like an explanation,” Astros starter Dallas Kuechel added.

The male ESPN media guy that worked the game with Alex Rodriquez and the the female announcer speculated that the MLB group may have made a case for the catcher’s glove missing the tag in time, but the that the mitt possibly may have had some loose leather strings that came down and brushed Altuve’s arm before he touched the plate.

Whoa!!!!

I guess that means an out tag works something like an electrocution. If you can get the shock of an out contact from a loose glove string, as you might from an electric current, they judges may have been forced to conclude that Altuve was out as the similar-to-electricity-current result.

Pretty shocking!!!

Maybe we need to buy up some of the pictorially featured items below and start selling them to catchers and all infielders who have frequent chances at tag play outs.

 

For outs to be called on close plays, make sure that the featured glove appendage is in falling-strand contact with sliding runner’s body.

 

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Bill McCurdy

Principal Writer, Editor, Publisher

The Pecan Park Eagle

Our “Boston See Party” Is on a Roll!

September 9, 2018

Our Astros Fan “Boston ‘El Ojo Malo’ See Party”
Continues in Game Three Today at Fenway!

 

We know it’s bad ~ to stare and curse

But losing to Boston ~ is far, far worse

So, Play it Again, Sam ~ the “El Ojo Malo” verse

Say it wildly with your eyes ~ that curse so terse!

 

And “Go Astros!” ~ Sweep the Red Sox in Game 3 today!

Expressed in the VooDoo Visual Powers Tongue (wink, wink.)

@ 8:00 AM, CDT, Sunday, September 9, 2018.

~ Just in case, Astros, let’s have a back up plan that includes great pitching, relentless hitting, savant level fielding, olympian grade base running, and genius club management, plus great morale-building group staring celebration of balls being blasted beyond the monster of greenery.

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A Peek at the AL Batting Average Race 

Through Games of Sat., 9/08/18: 

BATTING AVERAGE

1.

Betts • BOS

.341

2.

Martinez • BOS

.332

3.

Altuve • HOU

.316

4.

Trout • LAA

.314

5.

Segura • LAA

.311

6.

Brantley • CLE

.304

7.

Merrifield *KCR

.304

8.

Smith • TBR 

.302

9.

Bregman • HOU

.299

10.

Andujar • NYY

.298

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AL WEST SCORES,

Thru Sat., 9/08/18:

Houston 5 – Boston 3.

Oakland 8 – Texas 6.

NY Yankees 4 – Seattle 2.

LA Angels 12 – Chicago WS 3.

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AL WEST STANDINGS

Morning of Sun., 9/09/18

TEAMS

WON

LOST

PCT.

GB

Houston

89

53

.627

 —-

Oakland

86

57

.601

   3.5

Seattle

78

64

.549

 11.0

LA Angels

70

72

.493

 19.0

Texas

61

81

.430

 28.0

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SCHEDULE BALANCE FOR

HOU, OAK & SEA:

DATE

HOU

OAK

SEA

9/09

@BOS

TEX

NYY

9/10

@DET

9/11

@DET

@BAL

SD

9/12

@DET

@BAL

SD

9/13

@BAL

@LAA

9/14

@AZ

@TB

@LAA

9/15

@AZ

@TB

@LAA

9/16

@AZ

@TB

@LAA

9/17

SEA

@HOU

9/18

SEA

LAA

@HOU

9/19

SEA

LAA

@HOU

9/20

LAA

9/21

LAA

MIN

@TEX

9/22

LAA

MIN

@TEX

9/23

LAA

MIN

@TEX

9/24

@TOR

@SEA

OAK

9/25

@TOR

@SEA

OAK

9/26

@TOR

@SEA

OAK

9/27

@BAL

TEX

9/28

@BAL

@LAA

TEX

9/29

@BAL

@LAA

TEX

9/30

@BAL

@LAA

TEX

 

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Bill McCurdy

Principal Writer, Editor, Publisher

The Pecan Park Eagle

 

 

 

SABR Memoriam of Bill Gilbert

September 8, 2018

Excerpt from “This Week in SABR, September 7, 2018” ….

Gilbert PNG

Bill Gilbert

In Memoriam …

William C. “Bill” Gilbert, 82, of Austin, Texas, died on Wednesday, September 5, 2018, after a long illness. Bill joined SABR in 1984 and was instrumental in the formation of the Larry Dierker Chapter in Houston and the Rogers Hornsby Chapter in Austin. He helped organize the 2014 SABR convention in Houston and was a prolific researcher who contributed to the Baseball Research Journal and The National Pastime, and was a presenter at many SABR local meetings and national conventions. He also worked closely with Tal Smith Enterprises for nearly two decades, helping the former Houston Astros president on salary arbitration cases. Bill was born November 15, 1935, and grew up in Denver as a fan of the minor-league Denver Bears. He graduated from the University of Colorado with a degree in chemical engineering and spent two years as an officer in the US Navy before embarking on a three-decade career with ExxonMobil. He was active in Little League Baseball as a coach and administrator and played senior-league softball in retirement. He is survived by his wife Evelyn, four children, and their grandchildren. Services are pending.

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When the family’s obituary and service plans are made public, The Pecan Park Eagle also will publicize those as they become available. ~ Bill McCurdy.

 

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Bill McCurdy

Principal Writer, Editor, Publisher

The Pecan Park Eagle

Astros Take Boston Opener

September 8, 2018

Alex Bregman, Age 4
Albuquerque, New Mexico
“The Stare” had a more benign beginning.

The boys got it done late on Friday night at Fenway. Juiced again by the punch of Bregman, Kemp, Gurriel and White, the Astros came roaring back from a sawed off bat evening over the first 6 innings. Three in the 7th overturned a 2-0 Red Sox lead; three more in the 8th converted a 3-3 tie into a 6-3 Astros margin and signature on an important victory against the team in baseball currently with the best record.

A two-bagger by Bregman was his 48th of the year. That one, another double by Yuli Gurriel, and a clutch 2-RBI two-bagger by Tony Kemp in the 8th, plus a shut-your-mouths serial tandem pitching job by Rondon and Osuna of the Astros in the 8th and 9th settled the matter, allowing Houston to maintain their 3.5 game lead over Oakland, who later that same eve defeated the Texas Derangers out on the west coast.

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AUG27-2018-SAM-STARE

The Bregman Stare ~ As demonstrated by good friend and SABR colleague, Dr. Sam Quintero at Minute Maid Park, 9/27/2018. ~ Just in case this exposure to the  “el ojo malo” at the top of yesterday’s column is what helped do the Red Sox in Game One of their series with our Astros. ~ Indeed, if that is the case, let’s stare ’em a few in today’s Game Two! ~ Play It Again, Sam!

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A Peek at the AL Batting Average Race 

Through Games of Fri., 9/07/18: 

BATTING AVERAGE

1.

Betts • BOS

.339

2.

Martinez • BOS

.335

3.

Altuve • HOU

.317

4.

Segura • SEA

.314

5.

Trout • LAA

.306

6.

Merrifield • KCR

.303

7.

Brantley • CLE

.303

8.

Smith • TBR

.301

9.

Bregman • HOU

.300

10.

Wendle • TBR

.29

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AL WEST SCORES,

Thru Fri., 9/07/18:

Houston 6 – Boston 3.

Oakland 8 – Texas 4.

NY Yankees 4 – Seattle 0.

LA Angels 5 – Chicago WS 2.

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AL WEST STANDINGS

Morning of Sat., 9/08/18

TEAMS

WON

LOST

PCT.

GB

Houston

88

53

.624

 —-

Oakland

85

57

.599

   3.5

Seattle

78

63

.553

 10.0

LA Angels

69

72

.489

 19.0

Texas

61

80

.433

 27.0

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SCHEDULE BALANCE FOR

HOU, OAK & SEA:

DATE

HOU

OAK

SEA

9/08

@BOS

TEX

NYY

9/09

@BOS

TEX

NYY

9/10

@DET

9/11

@DET

@BAL

SD

9/12

@DET

@BAL

SD

9/13

@BAL

@LAA

9/14

@AZ

@TB

@LAA

9/15

@AZ

@TB

@LAA

9/16

@AZ

@TB

@LAA

9/17

SEA

@HOU

9/18

SEA

LAA

@HOU

9/19

SEA

LAA

@HOU

9/20

LAA

9/21

LAA

MIN

@TEX

9/22

LAA

MIN

@TEX

9/23

LAA

MIN

@TEX

9/24

@TOR

@SEA

OAK

9/25

@TOR

@SEA

OAK

9/26

@TOR

@SEA

OAK

9/27

@BAL

TEX

9/28

@BAL

@LAA

TEX

9/29

@BAL

@LAA

TEX

9/30

@BAL

@LAA

TEX

 

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Bill McCurdy

Principal Writer, Editor, Publisher

The Pecan Park Eagle

 

 

Here Come the Hose

September 7, 2018

“The Bregman Stare”
~ As demonstrated by good friend and SABR colleague, Dr. Sam Quintero, at Minute Maid Park, in Houston, 9/27/2018.

 

Here come the hose,

The red ones, we suppose,

And they’ll be coming at us,

Punching at our nose.

 

They’d like to take us down,

For that last year crying clown,

That we left upon their door

In deep repose.

 

Let the Ghosts of Baa-stun ban-tuh,

As we celebrate the mat-tuh,

As a chance to watch the Astros

Double Close.

 

Give those Sox a sudden staa-yuh,

That will let them know we’re they-yuh,

And we’re coming they-yuh to win it,

Faa-yuh and squa-yuh.

 

Go, Astros! And give Boston your best shots! Thus, always winning your right to the post-performance Bregman Stare routine that energizes the whole team and the Astros fan base for more and more. We are simply without shame when it comes to our celebrations of good performance, but that’s exactly why there is no shame. When the spirit energizes the exercise of one’s abilities and then rapidly converts these potentials for a game into superior performances, the joy over the outcome is earned ~ and there is no basis for shame. Our Mr. Alex Bregman of the Houston Astros could be the poster boy for that little truism in baseball.

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A Peek at the AL Batting Average Race 

Through Games of 9/06/18: 

BATTING AVERAGE

1. Mookie Betts

Boston Red Sox

.335

2. J.D. Martinez

Boston Red Sox

.335

3. Jose Altuve

Houston Astros

.318

4. Jean Segura

Seattle Mariners

.314

NOTE: ALEX BREGMAN IS NOW # 10 AT .298.

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AL WEST Scores,

A TWO-DAY REPORT,

(1) Thru WED., 9/05/18:

Houston 9 – Minnesota 1.

Oakland 8 – NY Yankees 2.

Seattle 5 – Baltimore 2.

LA Angels 9 – Texas 3.

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(2) Thru THU., 9/06/18:

No Games Scheduled

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AL WEST STANDINGS,

A TWO-DAY REPORT:

Morning of FRI., 9/07/18

TEAMS

WON

LOST

PCT.

GB

Houston

87

53

.621

 —-

Oakland

84

57

.596

   3.5

Seattle

78

62

.557

   9.0

LA Angels

68

72

.486

 19.0

Texas

61

79

.436

 25.0

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SCHEDULE BALANCE FOR

HOU, OAK & SEA:

DATE

HOU

OAK

SEA

9/07

@BOS

TEX

NYY

9/08

@BOS

TEX

NYY

9/09

@BOS

TEX

NYY

9/10

@DET

9/11

@DET

@BAL

SD

9/12

@DET

@BAL

SD

9/13

@BAL

@LAA

9/14

@AZ

@TB

@LAA

9/15

@AZ

@TB

@LAA

9/16

@AZ

@TB

@LAA

9/17

SEA

@HOU

9/18

SEA

LAA

@HOU

9/19

SEA

LAA

@HOU

9/20

LAA

9/21

LAA

MIN

@TEX

9/22

LAA

MIN

@TEX

9/23

LAA

MIN

@TEX

9/24

@TOR

@SEA

OAK

9/25

@TOR

@SEA

OAK

9/26

@TOR

@SEA

OAK

9/27

@BAL

TEX

9/28

@BAL

@LAA

TEX

9/29

@BAL

@LAA

TEX

9/30

@BAL

@LAA

TEX

 

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Bill McCurdy

Principal Writer, Editor, Publisher

The Pecan Park Eagle

 

 

Bill Gilbert Has Died

September 6, 2018

Rest in Peace, Bill Gilbert!

 

We just received this note from his family:

Bill Gilbert Has Died.

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“The Gilbert family announces with great sadness the death of William C. Gilbert, beloved husband, father and grandfather.  We were fortunate to spend the last few days with him, sharing memories and being thankful for having this strong, loving man in our lives.

“Funeral arrangements are being made in Austin and will be announced at a later date.”

Sincerely,

Evelyn, John, Paul, Susan, and Pat Gilbert

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God Bless Your Mighty Spirit and Character,
William Gilbert, and May Your Soul Rest in
Peace, Even Now Knowing, that the Love and
Goodness that Spreads from It Shall Continue
to Roll ~ From Now to the Far Reaches of All.
~ We’ll have more here as the obituary and
plans for the funeral are released.

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Bill McCurdy

Principal Writer, Editor, Publisher

The Pecan Park Eagle