Random Friday Morning Thoughts

The Boston Red Sox won the World Series in 2013, and I posted the above graphic back then to show the highest paid players on their payroll.  Here is the 2023 Ranger salary list for comparison.

  • That was an insane wreck yesterday in Decatur when a vehicle left 287 and crashed into the vehicle of a guy who had just checked out of the Best Western and who was still in the parking lot. Both died. Even the front of the hotel was damaged. Good coverage by the Messenger.
  • So the schools of Arlington, Grand Prairie, Irving, Mansfield and Kennedale ISD will be closed Friday for a Rangers parade -- a parade which is a circle which guarantees that everyone will be gathered in one central location. What could go wrong? It starts at 12:15 p.m. 

    • I'm just guessing, but I think this is a wild over-estimation. 

    • The again, a rather rambunctious crowd was gathering at 5:00 a.m. Video.

  • David Spiller (R-Jacksboro) was proud of his anti-immigration bill (H.B. 4) being passed by the House in the Special Session. But this week the Senate gutted it causing a war yesterday between Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and House Speaker Dade Phelan. And Spiller was caught in crossfire. 

    • Spiller's response is here. Phelan's is here
    • I think this is all fallout over the Paxton attempted impeachment. 
  • I posted pics of the demolished trooper car near Houston the other day. Now here's the video. He ran into an Amazon truck.

  • The Business Second:

  • Wanna see a video of Queen (with Adam Lambert) at American Airlines Center last night singing "We Are The Champions" while a Rangers jersey made an appearance?

  • So lots of reaction videos to the Rangers winning are floating around, but I'm not sure I understand a society who goes to, say Texas Live! to watch it on the big screen, and then records the moment by videoing a TV instead of living it.

  • A kid from Paradise announced yesterday that he is signing his National Letter of Intent with the Aggies. That has to be the first big time college baseball player out of Paradise, right?

  • Time which has passed since the Wise County Sheriff's Office, despite having a full male DNA profile, has failed to solve the murder of Lauren Whitener in her home at Lake Bridgeport: 4 years and 120 days.