NERDS AROUND TOWN

Nerds Around Town: Drama in Vegas, SyFy cancellations and R Kelly

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Born with a comic book in one hand and a remote control in the other, Cory DLG is the talent of Conroe's very own Nerd Thug Radio, Sports and Wrestling. Check out the podcast replay of the FM radio show at www.nerdthugradio.com!

Hey Nerds!

Welcome to Wednesday, you guys better recognize that this week is flying fast and it's almost time to make those weekend plans.

GOOD DEED OF THE DAY

Zoey's Angels are having their 8th Annual Family Walk to benefit their organization, a group with a powerful mission and their heart in the best place. Anyone has ever dealt with loss can tell you the gaping hole it leaves inside of you and then you have to keep dealing with all of these regular real world issues plus dealing with your loss and grief. Now imagine it's a newborn baby and it spends several weeks in NICU and then after it passes you have to pay hospital bills in addition to funeral expenses and also your life still goes on and have to deal with it. #NerdsUnite

DRAMA ON THE SPINNER RACK

So in a previous column, I mentioned how comic book retailers were in Vegas for a summit with the monopolistic Diamond Distribution and I said there's always great news stories that come out of that, and one big one did. Friend of Nerd Thug Radio and honestly an awesome guy who cares about comic books, Dennis Barger Jr owner of Wonder World Comics got himself into a spat with firebrand comic creator Mark Waid. These two have had a long standing feud or rivalry or whatever you want to call it and it escalated again, Mark Waid is in the middle of a lawsuit and apparently has been complaining about it with his new publisher Humanoids 1 and as they crossed paths with Dennis, Mark called him one of the scumbags or something along those lines. Later they crossed paths and it went worse and now that they have both returned home, the stories are coming out from both sides. Dennis was strongly buying Humanoids 1 new releases as they've been coming but now says he's out on them until Mark Waid is gone. It's tense.

SYFY DOWN

SyFy announced two big cancellations yesterday, Happy! And Deadly Class. Both are comic adaptations that are wildly different but they were both awesome. I loved both of these shows, Deadly Class was based on an amazing comic book and it's heartbreaking to me that it didn't get a second season as the book is amazing and everyone needs to check it out. Happy! Was an amazing show that I always felt like had a limited run because honestly, it's just too crazy. There's popstars buying kids and selling them on the black market, there's an imaginary friend who in the first season helps rescue a kidnapped girl by finding her dad and then in the second season he's the Dad's imaginary friend and trying to help him rebuild the relationship with his daughter. It's TOO CRAZY.

DESUS AND MERO

I'm rewatching Desus and Mero and I'm not sure they nailed the first season on Showtime. They're hilarious and their genuine but looked at in the context of other comedians with non scripted shows on the premium networks and honestly, they just aren't moving the needle for me. I'm not saying they have to change the world, or challenge the status quo, but if they're going to be on the big networks they need to find something more than just being from New York. Even Seinfeld focused on more than just the big apple in his show. If they make it back for a second season, which I hope they do, I hope they find a stronger direction than just hanging out with big name New York types.

NOT THAT YOU ASKED

R Kelly got arrested again for even more charges stemming from a relationship with another girl a few years back. This guy is going to go to jail very very soon and for a very very long time. I don't really have a lot more to say about this, but honestly, why is he even posting bail for all of these charges? Just stay in and start serving time because it's going to happen. The people in charge are tired of being made to look bad by doing nothing and they're going to overreact and throw multiple books at him.

I'm going to jump out and wish you guys a great Wednesday and remind everyone to be kind to each other and try a little harder to have a great day! I'm coming back Thursday and we'll be bringing more good times your way. Feel free to check out my digital short story The Wilson House or buy a shirt from Side Hustle Ts where some proceeds help fight cancer or listen to Nerd Thug Radio. Thoughts, complaints, events and comments can be sent to corydlg@gmail.com.

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Carlos Correa had a big home run Saturday night. Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

With four wins in a row, including the first two of this series, Houston had a chance to keep their momentum going to lock up a series win on Saturday in this four-game set. Although Texas would make it interesting late, the Astros would hold them off to get the victory.

Final Score: Astros 6, Rangers 5

Astros' Record: 23-17, second in the AL West

Winning Pitcher: Luis Garcia (1-3)

Losing Pitcher: Dane Dunning (2-3)

Action in the first

After getting trounced the night prior, the Rangers managed to grab early momentum with a run to start the scoring Saturday night against Luis Garcia. It came after a one-out triple set up a sac fly, giving Texas a 1-0 lead. Houston quickly took control back in their favor, though, putting up four in the bottom of the inning on a two-RBI single by Alex Bregman and a two-run homer by Carlos Correa, making it 4-1 Astros.

The scoreboard went quiet after that inning, with both teams slowing down at the plate. Garcia put together a decent night, allowing just the one run over five innings of work, erasing some runners throughout the night. His final line: 5.0 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 0 HR, 94 P.

Rangers tighten it up late

Bryan Abreu was the first reliever to enter for Houston, taking over for Garcia in the top of the sixth. He worked around a leadoff single, keeping it a three-run game, then returned for a 1-2-3 top of the seventh. Correa led off with a double in the bottom of the inning, setting up a two-run Kyle Tucker homer, extending his recent hot streak and the lead to 6-1.

Ryne Stanek took over on the mound for Houston in the top of the eighth but worked himself into trouble with a single and walk to set up a three-run homer by Joey Gallo to make it a two-run game at 6-4. He would manage just one out before a walk would prompt Dusty Baker to move on to Brandon Bielak. Bielak would allow a run while getting the final two outs, making it 6-5.

Astros secure the series

After a scoreless bottom of the eighth, Ryan Pressly would try to notch another save and close the door on the Rangers. He would get the job done, sitting the Rangers down in order, keeping Houston's winning streak intact.

Up Next: The finale of this four-game set will start at 1:10 PM Central on Sunday. Lance McCullers JR. (3-1, 3.10 ERA), fresh off of a recent gem, will look to continue his success for the Astros, while Kyle Gibson (3-0, 2.28) will try to stay perfect on the season for the Rangers.

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