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AstrosBill

  • joined Nov 13, 2009
  • last login May 01, 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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  • NBA Houston Rockets
  • NFL Houston Texans
  • NCAAF Texas Longhorns
  • NCAAB Texas Longhorns
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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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Can't buy me "glove"

The Astros inexplicable knack for not making plays came to a head last night when (once again) Chris Johnson is unable to make a play on a ground ball that could have led to a game ending double...

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Sometimes you throw up an air ball....or did we???

As things played out for the Rockets in the draft last night, they did draft some talented young players but they did not achieve their goal of obtaining a big trade (yet) or picking Andre...

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Just for fun!

It is WAY to early to project this but, let's have some fun. THE 2014 ASTROS 1B - Jonathan Singleton 2B - Jose Altuve ("Tatu" has GOT to be this guys nickname...no disrespect intended...but it...

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Is Jordan Lyles getting a fair shake?

With all eyes on the draft and the future of the Astros; there's a piece of the future that right now may not be getting a fair shake. Lyles is 1-1 with a 4.97 ERA with a very nice 21:11 k to walk...

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Bringing the circus to town - The VY story

This will be short and sweet. Is there any value in bringing Vince Young in to compete for the backup job? Against him: - He can't even spell accuracy. - The pressure to perform may be to much in...

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Spring training baseball at MLB prices

It is doubtful that this will be a popular post and that is your prerogative. If you are buying tickets to this extended spring training season you should be hailed as the greatest Astros fan...

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There's no shame in trading down

It would be ridiculous for the Texans to trade down in this years draft. It would be like losing 3/5 of your O-Line in the same off-season.... ridiculous. It would be like trading a starter and...

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I have but one question......

When did Drayton Mclane take over the Texans? Just a little levity to lighten the mood this morning. I'm sure we are all equally confused as to the direction of the Texans and we need a little...

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Loyalty is a two way street

Have you noticed a lot of talk on radio and a few posts here and there concerning player loyalty...or lack thereof? Here's a question; If you were given an opportunity to leave a job that you had...

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No gun on the 45's jersey should mean...no jersey

I'm sure that this is late and many of you have already voiced your opinion of this. Sometimes other countries Internet access is...well...we'll just go with limited. If the MLB will not allow the A...

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As much as a name change is upsetting.....could this be a chance to go back to our roots?

Make no mistake about it I am in the "Keep the Astros the Astros" camp. But As I pondered a new name; I began to wonder... should we go back to our roots? Houston Buffs were a minor league team...

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A name change just alienates the fan base further

Fact: Jim Crane is the owner of the Astros and has the right (within league rules) to do as he pleases with the team. Fact: The move to the AL has been; for the most part, a very unpopular idea for...

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Dear Mr. Fred Nelson, Director of player development........Sir, can we please speed things up a bit?

You will get no argument from me that talent has everything to do with how fast a players moves up through the minor leagues. But; with that said, the Astros former regime had a bad habit of moving...

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I know this is not popular....but it makes sense

As unpopular as this will be; there is merit to this suggestion. Trading Bud Norris makes sense. Here's why. The Astros will be building toward legitimacy until approximately 2015. That seems like...

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The overreaction of all overreactions

Yes; Texans fans, my "Rookie experiment" post was a huge overreaction and.... OK...stupid. If I could delete it like it never happened I would. Kubiak has done a great job this year if for no other...

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Rookie experiment is old....the results are Kubiaks fault

This offense is horrible with Yates at QB. You have two veteran QB's on the bench. If we want to do ANYTHING in the playoffs DelHomme or Garcia MUST take over against Tennessee. The other problem...

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Drafting well is not enough

We’ll start with the financial situation for the Astros. http://www.forbes.com/lists/2011/33/baseball-valuations-11_Houston-Astros_335701.html Now that we have painted a pretty picture; lets...

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Has Stern lost his "touch"?

In 1984; David Stern took over a "semi-struggling" league that under his direction became very popular. But, did he really do anything at all? This was the dawning of the "Air" and "Dream" era with...

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A tribute to older fans

There is a lot of Houston baseball knowledge in here and we should tip our caps to all of the senior fans who have been around since the minor league days of Buff Stadium to the expansion days of...

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What do you really think? (Think outside the box)

First of all; can we all agree that money should not be an issue for the new ownership group? We should also be able to agree that trying to be the Yankees or Red Sox is not practical; but, we...

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Astros Rivals

  Many comments have been made concerning the Astros not having a rival in baseball and that it will be nice to be able to start one with Texas once the move to the AL is complete. Concerning the...

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Crane caves, Selig wins....pushes Houston around again

Jim Crane will accept the reigns of the organization and become the worst owner in Astros history all in a matter of minutes. He had an opportunity to stand up to Selig and say no to a proposed...

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Glass half full

I know we are all a little bummed right now about Schaub.....even you who have been bashing him all year. But let's try to see the positive side to all of this. - We have the luxury of having a QB...

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Astros lack of power will hurt more in the AL

The Astros will have more serious concerns than 30+ 9:00pm CST start times if indeed the potential move to the AL West becomes a reality. This team is currently being built; not only for Minute...

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Micromanagement 101

  We'll start with a definition. Micromanagement - to manage or control with excessive attention to minor details. Now we should not say that an audible is a "minor details" but we should realize...

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Astros coaching situation will need attention

As I'm sure we all know; the Astros coaching situation isn't exactly settled for 2012...or is it? If Jim Crane isn't approved and Drayton can't find a pawn shop willing to pony up nearly 700 mil;...

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We have seen the enemy and it is.....our bullpen

I had actually thought about starting this with a bit of a rant over Mills trying the squeeze last night but; I think we all have well chronicled his foolishness so we should move past that now. Y...

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Just wondering out loud....

...but.....if Ed Wade keep his job; how long before Lyles, Norris and Cosart become Phillies?? Did he come here to build the Astros or the Phillies?? It's a bit confusing. I'm not trying to make...

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If you build it....they won't come till it's built

  Mr. Crane! Have you forgotten that this is Houston? This is the capitol of "Fair weather fan USA". If you win; the fans will come. If you don't....there won't be enough fans in Minute Maid to...

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