Saturday, March 7, 2009

This is a Scare Tactic, Right?

I mean, there's no way that the Astros are this bad... at least I hope not.

Wait, do I? I love baseball, and will probably watch a butt of games this season anyway, but as long as losing 100 games doesn't result in Oswalt, Berkman, and Pence being sold off for spare parts, would that really hurt so much this year?

From an economic standpoint, probably. Houston is one of those towns that refuses to sponsor you unless you're the biggest and the best always. Still, it would be nice to have dibs on one one of the top three draft picks in 2010.


Yvonne Rathbone said...

Ach, I grew up an Astros fan (JR Richard was the first pitcher I ever saw at the Dome.) Now I'm an A's fan because between the Giants and the A's, only Billy Beane could give me that special feeling of having my beloved team repeatedly cannabilized for parts.

knottybynature said...

I like baseball. I mean, I'm not a fanatic, but I used to go a lot and I can follow the game. I don't know that I even went so far as to memorize the players' names but the game, in and of itself, can be quite exciting. Whether the pros or the little league, it's a cheap thrill and total mortification when a pitcher gets a fast ball to the face and gets hauled off in an ambulance (I should know, it happened to my sister).

What still kills me is the location of the ballfield. I mean... I don't mind being able to drive over to the Kim Hung and get some of that fabulous sweet and sour pork....but....sometimes driving in the neighborhood in the dark...well, it scares me. ;)

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Red Delicious said...

Carl Landry could sympathize.