Today, the blog questions the most brilliant and humble baseball analyst it knows. (Writer holds up a mirror and blushes).
Some of the younger Astro fans are probably yawning as the Astros clinched a playoff spot on Friday with 17 games left to go and then Monday clinched their fifth AL West title in six seasons with 14 games to go in the season. Ho-hum, playoff-clinching is so mundane and expected.
Some of the best Astros’ minds in the world are the readers of this blog. At least that’s what y’all have told me. So, today Chipalatta will ask you to “write” the post based on starter statements as shown. You are welcome to explain why on anything/everything in your comments.
I don’t think this is a jinx situation at this point. The Astros have an 11-game lead in the AL West with 22 games to go. Could they lose this lead at this point? Yes, mathematically, it is possible. Will they lose this lead? No.
OK, there is some slight hyperbole in that title for someone who might not make the postseason roster and will likely not be in the postseason rotation. But there is no exaggeration in saying that the young pitcher, who sounds like a Sherwin-Williams paint color, had a major league debut that was as good as could be expected.
The Astros ended the month of August with a 17-11 record, which was better than it seemed while fans were agonizing through the month. The team had ups and downs, but more ups and ended the month a solid first in the American League.
The Astros are one of the best teams in baseball. The Astros have a number of flaws that drive the locals crazy.
Your humble writer is not so humbly borrowing the title from another Dan …. Rather. And my big interview is with me. Continue reading