As the Astros streak toward perhaps their worst season in history (again), we continue our look at next season. Dan Peschong sticks to the basics today, inquiring on the three biggest items on your 2014 wish list.
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There is this old joke about an ever optimistic manager taking questions during spring training.
Sportswriter: “How do you see the team shaping up this year?”
Manager: “We are close, really close. Just a couple guys short of a contender.”
At which point the sportswriter turns to one of his fellow journalists and whispers, “Yeah, Babe Ruth and Cy Young.”
We all know that no manager is going to say the Astros are close, even if Polyanna takes over from Bo Porter next week. They have maybe 2 or 3 good players right now rather than being 2 or 3 good players away from being a contender.
But if Robin Williams with a blue face and a turban appeared at your door today and granted you 3 wishes for the Astros organization heading into this off-season what would they be? (No cheating with a cheap wish like “Win the World Series in 2014”. Be specific.).
Would you wish for a change/miracle in:
- The front office
- The dugout
- The owner
- Ball Field
- Trade philosophy
- Anything else you can think about?
Just like a batter – I’m giving you three swings here – what are you wishing?