Chipalatta goes where Chipalatta has never gone before with a book review of “Astroball” by Ben Reiter. This is one of many sports-related gifts your dutiful servant received between Father’s Day and his birthday this last summer and, this one is specifically relevant with our Astros and their off-season losses, dealings and additions.
As the off-season continues to be the biggest non-event since Geraldo showed us Al Capone’s “vault”, we here at Chipalatta.com will attempt to stimulate audience participation with a little diddy called “Would You Rather”?
Here is a continuation of the top Astro teams of all time as we look at #5 on up to #1.
If you are thinking this is the type of post, Dan P does when he is bored writing about an off-season that is moving slower than a soap opera plot…..you would be right.
The last time the Astros went to the World Series…..boy, does that sound like an arrogant lead-in. Grey Poupon should be served with that statement. Maybe the nicer way of putting this is, “The second time in the Astros’ 57 season history that they went to the World Series and the first time they won it, the team made their big moves before the 2016 winter meetings.” Nori Aoki was picked up off waivers in early November, they signed Charlie Morton on the 16th of the month, traded for Brian McCann the day after, signed Josh Reddick a week later and then picked up Carlos Beltran on the 5th of December.
Every generation normally shares one wish for their children. They wish that the next generation has it better than they had it.
Since Sears is late delivering our Hot Stove, it feels like time to just throw out random things that have occurred or will occur in the near future that I don’t understand about baseball and in some cases specifically about the Astros. What? Sears filed for bankruptcy? Maybe that Hot Stove is never coming.