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Yes, it’s possible, but a stretch run isn’t likely

Okay, raise your hand if you thought Doug Fister and Mike Fiers would leave the Astros in wins in 2016. Let me know if you predicted back in April Will … Continue reading

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Changes to my favorite game may be on the way

Let me set the record straight and be very clear from the start. I am a purist. Pure and simple. The older I get, the more certainI become of that … Continue reading

August 22, 2016 · 187 Comments

Not that we are giving up, but . . .

Can history repeat itself? During the game Thursday night, the announcers┬ámentioned how the 2004 Astros at a similar point in the season were 60-60 and 5.5 games out of the … Continue reading

August 19, 2016 · 165 Comments

The Astros: Invoking more Charles Dickens

A few weeks ago, Charles Dickens was quoted here in relation to Great Expectations for Carlos Correa. Is Carlos Correa a victim of Charles Dickens? Today we will move on to … Continue reading

August 16, 2016 · 117 Comments

A few Saturday observations from a team that shoulda, coulda, woulda

Just a few Saturday thoughts while touring Colorado and heading into Wyoming later today and Yellowstone tomorrow. This looks like a college team. When you look at Bregman, Carlos Correa, … Continue reading

August 13, 2016 · 153 Comments

Extreme makeover: Is this the Astros’ Plan B?

There is a makeover afoot at Minute Maid Park. Some of this is due to injuries/illness (Luis Valbuena, Luke Gregerson, Colby Rasmus, Lance McCullers Jr and now Preston Tucker). Some … Continue reading

August 12, 2016 · 39 Comments

2016 season has been The Perfect Storm for Astros

If 2015 was a snapshot of things to come and 2017 is the Year of the World Series, what in the heck is 2016? I’ll tell ya! It’s The Perfect … Continue reading

August 10, 2016 · 204 Comments

Time to throw in the Astros’ towel?

While the Astros have been 2-8 in their last 10 games, the Rangers have been 7-3 and expanding their 2 1/2 game division lead to a 7 1/2 game lead … Continue reading

August 7, 2016 · 326 Comments
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