The whole off-season for Houston Astros fans has add an odd, dream-like feel to it. After the superior 2017 World Championship season, there have been three plus months that have felt like a sea level denizen being thrust into a life in the mountains. The thin air up here has made us all feel wonderful, but a little bit off.
And our team, the best team we have ever cheered and died for has had a full off-season that has culminated in another training camp. And the camp is the spring time home of the Land of Never Before….
Never before have the Astros finished a post season by winning its last game.
Never before have the Astros entered an off-season with such a tiny laundry list of needs.
Never before have the Astros entered a season with the best team in the majors.
Never before have the Astros had the best hitting team in the majors paired with the best rotation in the majors.
Never before could this front office look around at an abundance of still available free agents and say, “Nah, we are good. We have a royal flush in our hand. Don’t need to draw any more cards.”
Never before have the Astros had the opportunity to repeat.
But all is possible in 2018.