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AstrosBill

  • joined Nov 13, 2009
  • last login Mar 24, 2014
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Astros fan since 1973 when I saw my very first Astros game. I have loved baseball all of my life and until I realized I couldn't play anymore after 3 knee surgeries.....I wanted to play at the highest level.

I was an Oilers fan and now am a Texans fan. I'm still "bent" over the Mike Refro call in the '79 playoffs against the Steelers. I never agreed that Carr was the right pick..I wanted Peppers. I am a hopeless optimist and am very excited about this team regardless of expectations. GO TEXANS!!

I have had a love-hate relationship as a fan of the Rockets since 1979. I was never more angry with a sports franchise than when 1) They chose Rodney McCray over Drexler in 1983 and 2) When they had three first round picks in 1998 and they left Rashard Lewis in the green room. But, I will admit; when a team wins forgiveness comes quickly.....but it did take bringing Drexler home to get #2.

I love my hometown teams!

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  • NCAAF Texas Longhorns
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How aggressive should the Astros be this year??

So far it's hard to say that Jeff Luhnow has done a bad job with the moves he's made. He has managed to bring in an above average veteran starter, an upgrade for the bullpen and a solid...

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GM For a Day

Anyone up for a little fun? We sit back and wonder what Jeff Luhnow will do and what interest other teams have in our player or what free agents may be willing to come here. What do you think goes...

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Time for the Astros to get Agressive

The Astros need to be aggressive in the 2014 free agent season. While many "experts" believe that the Astros should be focusing on the 2015 season when many of the younger players should be ready...

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Could position moves be valuable for the Astros??

Now I will preface this with, I have a feeling that this idea won't be overly popular with most fans. But, think it through, it's worked before. A little more than twenty years ago, a young Astros...

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A look at the present which is the future

Mercifully the 2013 Astros baseball season is over. Mercifully for the fans but for the front office this was an exciting season. Many players unexpectedly stepped up and may have played their way...

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Skill set comparison

I was wondering if anyone has thought about the similarities in skill set between George Springer and Andrew McCutchen? Both players have a great combination of power and speed. I do understand...

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Time to take a hard look some coaches

As I watched the Super Bowl I watched two players, specifically, like most Texans fans did. Jacoby Jones and Vonte Leach. Jones didn't look like the same player that was in Houston last year. Leach...

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New "Old" Era in Baseball?

As twilight comes to the steroid age and testing for PED’s creep into the day to day lives of every player; there are two questions that come to my mind. First, are the days of 50 home run...

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Frustrated Houston football fan

35 years of football frustration and counting. Being a life long Houston sports fan; the years of frustration just seem to continue to mount. I remember "Luv Ya Blue" and I remember singing the...

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A little break from the stress of the Texans/Patriots game

This is just for fun. We are all very excited about the upcoming Texans/Patriots games and there are several "armchair quarterbacks", myself included, are tediously game planning away as Sunday...

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Bad play and bad coaching is a recipe for an early exit from the playoffs

To have written this the day after the Texans lost to the Vikings would have been unfair to the team. The anger that had taken the place of sensible thinking would have overridden anything rational...

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Pena signing a well calculated move

As much as most of us would love to see Lance Berkman in the DH role for the Astros in 2013; the signing of Pena is a solid and well calculated move By Jeff Luhnow. This is a move that could...

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Astros focus should be on pitching

If you look at the most successful teams over the last several years, they are all teams with excellent pitching. Offense is obviously important but if your pitcher can't get his team off the...

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Good mix of young and old(er)

Now that the unpleasantness of 2012 is out of the way and erased from my mind. It's time to look at 2013 where, come February, Hope springs eternal and Spring (training) brings new hope. Now...

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Dirty and Intentional should equal long suspension

Yahoo called it a "questionable block". NFL.com just referenced the injury itself. The fact is the hit on Cushing was a dirty play by Matt Slauson. He dove at Cushing's leg which also shows intent....

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Astros new manager

I freely admit that I am prone to knee jerk reaction and I over react to many things (spiders, snakes, small tight spaces, 100 lose seasons, etc.). So, when the announcement came of the hiring of...

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Man on a ledge

As we painfully watch the 2012 Astros season and National League history come to an end, we start to think about what the future could hold. But then, a painful reality sits in. What makes us think...

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You scoffed before...what about now??

This is a post from a few weeks ago and it was ignored. So this will be a re-post to see if anyone's opinion's have changed. Luhnow is building this team from the ground up. The minor league...

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Will the Texans bring in a veteran WR?

There are two schools of thought here. One is the the Texans have a propensity (recently) for drafting well and the rookie WR's will have a better chance to develop without another veteran WR. And...

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Who's the worst team in Houston?

I know that this is specifically an Astros site, but since I believe there is an abundance of HOUSTON sports fans in here and I wonder what the stomach acid level of the fans is right now. So, I...

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Can we at least try to win?

Definition of Hustle: To move or act energetically and rapidly (e.g. Not Ben Francisco) Last night, as the Astros were once again trying to make a comeback, (well most of them were) a single event...

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Is Brad Mills the worst Astros manager ever??

Time to take a stand. Brad Mills is NOT the worst manager that the Astros have ever had. If you think that, obviously you are not old enough or your memory is not good enough to remember the Terry...

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Can we build it??? YES WE CAN!!!!

If you have young children you will understand the title of this. Jeff Luhnow has commented that the self imposed team salary cap for 2013 should be between $50-60 Million. If this is true, what...

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Could the future coaches for the Astros already be in place?

Now feel free to rip this apart. But before you do; think about it. Luhnow is building this team from the ground up. The minor league managers will know the quirks, strengths and weaknesses of...

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Defending Brad Mills

Many people have been calling into the local radio stations wanting Mills to be fired. It's interesting that the manager gets far too much blame for what happens on the field that; in many cases,...

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A fans dilemma

Astros fans suffer yet another kick in the gut when two Astros relievers throw away another lead. A lead to this bull pen is like a hairball to a cat....it will be spit up. As hard as I am trying...

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Empty seats

While it is understandable that people will not spend what little discretionary funds they have on going to see a bad baseball team; it is still hard to accept the number of empty seats at Minute...

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How much can you take?

A friend ask, "How much of this can you take?" in reference to the Astros losing at an alarming pace for the second straight season. My answer, "You waited out the Rangers for 30 years....I've only...

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Future is set...now what about the present?

"I think we've done a lot to take care of the long term, and right now I think it's time to start focusing on what we can do to help this team in the short term." —General manager Jeff Luhnow...

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Anyone wondering what "Trader Jeff" has up his sleeve?

As we enter July, the trade deadline looms less than 4 weeks away. We are all wondering what players will still be wearing Astros uniforms on August 1st. This is only an opinion, but we appear to...

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