It has been a long time since the blog has revisited the classic WTSWTM, more easily understood as What They Said – What They Meant. Simply stated, several Astros related quotes are pulled from mlb.com and reprinted here. Then we untangle the coach or player speak and tell you what the person really meant…
Apologies to Stevie Wonder. But not everyone believes in Superstition, though there is probably some of that sentiment in his song. And on a side note, did Stevie who has been famous since his early teens ever consider changing over to Steve or Steven? “Ladies and Gentlemen, put your hands together for Steven Wonder!!” Doesn’t work, kind of like when Dwight Shrute on The Office references William Joel. But I digress. A lot.
Most fans, managers, media observers would say it is critical for team success in sports for all the players to be pulling in the same direction. It’s just like a rowing team is most successful when they are rowing in sync.
It has been a tough time for the team’s fans as they have been on a roll (as in rolling back down the standings’ hill) in losing 7 of their last 8 games, heading into a mini-series with the Colorado Rockies. It is easy to get into a COVID lockdown funk about everything after a year plus of eating water sandwiches in life. But here you go….ten reasons to be happy about the Astros.
On another ugly rain-dotted day, Dan P is searching for a good subject to cover for the blog.
Today it will be an interview with myself…
These blog posts are not written in a vacuum. They are written with a full understanding of the mood of the natives – our dear readers and commenters.
Most fans remember the Astros’ famous World Series run in 2005, where they started off 15-30 and spawned the famous tombstone RIP front-page feature on the Houston (spit!!) Chronicle. Monday marks a memorable 10-year anniversary for the Astros’ tombstone – Ultimate Astros (chron.com)