By Marc Campos

My Mom and Number 8

Commentary has a great Mom – period. She’s also a great Grandma and great Great Grandma. She’s sharp, articulate and has an opinion on everything including the Astros. She votes, goes to precinct convention, and to the state conventions.

She reads the newspaper everyday and watches the news. She also finds time to take care of Dante and Luke on occasion. She comes into the office a couple of times a week to tell Commentary how to handle business and help me find things.

Sometimes she’ll bring over homemade flour tortillas that wreak havoc on my waistline. She also brings over a kick__s homemade hot sauce and refried beans that have a kazillion calories. I’ve told her to stop bringing them, but she doesn’t listen to Commentary.

She’s Pro Choice, Pro Gay Rights, Anti Iraq War, and probably more liberal than Commentary. She also used to be a teacher. She’s fun to talk you and can take a joke. I’ll probably go check her out Sunday morning before I head to the yard. I’m glad she’s my Mom.

In today’s Chron there is a story about a new immigration plan being floated that would give preference to immigrants coming to the US of A that have skills. Commentary thinks handling a leaf blower is a skill. Have you ever seen any homeowners in 77019 using one of those high tech leaf blowing gizmos?

Speaking of public policy, Commentary’s advice was sought by Guv Dude’s advisors on a high profile issue. Hey, if I can do something for my state, I’ll oblige. It looks like Commentary’s advice was taken – that’s I’ll say about that – you’re welcome.

There will be 9 games at the yard over the next 10 days. They’re giving away MP3 Player cases tonight as the promotion. Great, I don’t even have one of those gizmos – they’re bad for my hearing.

“Slump? I ain’t in no slump…I just ain’t hitting.”

“Always go to other people’s funerals, otherwise they won’t go to yours.”

“Why buy good luggage? You only use it when you travel.”

Yogisms. The most famous Number 8 of all time. Yogi Berra is 82 years young tomorrow. Happy Birthday Yogi – see you at the yard.

May 11, 2007 9:00AM

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