Okay, so I’ve been away for a few days working at the Louisiana high school baseball championships. Great time, with a lot of baseball, some good, some bad, some very intriguing.
I do believe I saw it all this weekend. And, I’ve been around baseball for so long I thought I had seen everything before heading out this weekend.
A two-out, two-strike suicide squeeze bunt attempt..in walk off fashion.
Base running faux pas after base running faux pas. Blunderful base running. The kind you go “What in the heck were they thinking?” At the state championships!
Routs, tight games, incredible pitching duels, kids stepping up who hadn’t all season, magnificent coaching (and not-so-magnificent), ejections, diving plays and much more.
And…many kids playing in a championship game that they knew would be the last high school game they ever played. Perhaps the last organized baseball game ever for them. I remember that feeling for my kids, even though they would play at the next level. Very emotional.
All in all a good weekend of baseball, but…
In the mean time, I’ve been out of touch with the Astros, so hoping you can give me an update. When last I was able to check in with you, there was considerable angst over a number of things.
When I checked in this morning, the Astros are on a four-game streak with the best record in the American League. Wow, these guys are horrible aren’t they!?
Help me catch up on this Sunday morning?
1. Despite the club’s record, what still causes you the most angst?
2. Finish this sentence: Look, I know things are going well in the win-loss column, but I fear the Astros are…
3.What’s one of the biggest problems now that could actually turn into a huge plus?
4. Having been out of touch the last 4-5 days, what’s the most important thing you should catch me up on?
5. What else do you think I should know about the Astros this morning?