Your loyal servant will be tied up for a few days, so today’s post is going to be one where we solicit our loyal readers’ assistance in fleshing things out. We do that by asking you the questions today.
The Astros, of course, had one of their most successful seasons in history, with 106 regular season wins and 11 postseason wins on the way to the World Championship. Along with receiving that wonderful trophy, the Cy Young and Comeback Player of the Year by Justin Verlander, the ALDS MVP by Yordan Alvarez, and the ALCS and WS MVPs by Jeremy Pena, the whole team is breathless waiting for the announcement of the 2022 ChipalattAwards.
Today we wander back to an old Chipalatta standard – something we call What They Said – What They Meant. In the world of sportspeak, folks don’t always say what they really mean, so here at the blog, we will be glad to interpret for you.
Today, we take a quick look at two offseason subjects that will be addressed soon by the Astros – we hope.
Historically, this seems just so wrong. James Click, who ran the front office of the Astros, is gone after three seasons as general manager. Three seasons ended up with three ALCS trips, two WS trips, and one World Championship.
Just for fun – here are a couple of Postseason lists as judged by your loyal scribe.
The Astro fans have been under a cloud since January 2020. A dark cloud, not of their making, hung over them since IT occurred. There has been total frustration for nearly 3 years as we were unable to enjoy the first and only World Championship in Astros’ history. The fans have had to hear it from every other fan base, even those whose teams were not that clean themselves.
After the no-hitter slashing of the Phillies in Game 4, the Astros moved on to Game 5 which was the type of game that often decides these series. Game 5 was tough, close, and low scoring, but with plenty of great plays and great performances.