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AstrosBill

  • joined Nov 13, 2009
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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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Well done sir!

Finally, the Texans organization has done something in free agency that gives fans hope for the upcoming season. I must admit that I was concerned when the reports started coming out that the...

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Does this bother anyone else??

Does the current "sports status" of Houston bother anyone else. We're are a major city with the "Big 3" in sports. Does it bother anyone else that we're rarely consider a "great" sports town? It is...

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Ed Wade....is he working Philly over??

Very few of us really give Ed Wade much credit for being even and average GM. His past history as AstrosGM doesn't give us much hope that he can really work a deal in the Astros favor. As you read...

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Mistakes should be learned from not repeated

Let's go back to 1994. The Astros are getting significantly better each year. They see what they think is an opportunity; they pounce....oops! At the end of the '94 season the Astros traded Steve...

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The Astros should be sellers in 2011

Here's a few things I would like to see Mr. Crane do when he takes control not necessarily in this order: Move Carlos Lee out or to a pinch hitting role with spot starts at 1st to spell Wallace....

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Last place in 2011 is not the end of the world....I've heard that's in 2012....RIGHT!!

We all understand that the Astros are a bad team with bad components from the (Current) owner down to the towel guy, and I'm ok with that. I think we all should be as long as they stay bad in 2011....

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Fire Brad Mills now!

  Once again the Astros snatch defeat from the jaws of victory by blowing a 6 run lead at home. A big reason for this is Brad Millsnot making moves when he has a chance and making foolish moves...

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Houston....we have a closer problem!

  How many more games does Brandon Lyon have to blow before Mills removes him from the closer role? You have Fulchino and Melancon who deserve a shot and there is zero chance that they will be...

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You had to see this coming.

If you didn't see that coming going into the ninth you obviously didn't pay attention last year. The  Astros knew this was coming and did nothing to stop it in Spring training. Lyons is horrendous...

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Astros and stagnant water...one in the same

  After hearing about the Brewers trading for Zack Greinke; I started getting a bit sick to my stomach. I get big market, mid-market and small market; but when a small market team outbids a...

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Wouldn't it be nice......

.....If we could wish for something and it happened. Kind of like a Genie in a bottle (I would rather have a "Jeannie" in a bottle but that's for another blog spot). So Astros fans....here's your...

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Why isn't Mark Cuban interested in buying the Astros?

There are a lot of people speculating that Mark Cuban will buy the Astros and they are overly excited about the possibility of having a "win at all cost" owner. I share that dream for a Houston...

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Is moving Oswalt the best move?

  Not sure?? Well neither am I. I would hate to see him go to the Cardinals or another team in our division. But if he brought back solid prospects it could be alright.....right??? I’m torn...

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What is happening to Carlos Lee.....happens

I have been reading some unfair assessments of Carlos Lee in this forum. And I'm guilty also and I have been wrong. Now obviously everyone is welcome to their opinion and this year Carlos has...

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It's time to put up or shut up Lance.....I'm thinking shut up is your only option

"As much as you want to cry for a guy who's not getting run support, we win as a team and we lose as a team… I certainly understand his frustration, but it's not like we're not trying. We're out...

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Shouldn't Ed Wade be looking to improve the team??

  OK……what the heck is going on??? We have AAA players that are hitting and MLB players that are not and nothing being done. I completely understand they are hitting AAA pitching but.....WHERE DO...

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Bumpin' Bourn!

I agree that Michael Bourn should not have bumped umpire Alfonso Marquez.......HE SHOULD HAVE DECKED HIM!!! If you watch the video you see Marquez move towards Bourn and Bourn's momentum carried...

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Astros fans UNITE!!!!!

Here's a post for all the real Astros fans. I have struggled to stay true this year but I have managed. In fact I've gone to 3 games already (3 loses....could I be the problem????). We need to stay...

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Positive attitude

I have tried to be positive. I can still be but my "positive attitude" is wanning. I will agree that not having Berkman in the lineup hurts but geez where's Pence, Lee and Feliz?? We have had...

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No reason to panic over what MIGHT happen....look to the future....which may be closer than you think

  Look to the Phillies for hope. 2004 Phillies: Manager: Larry Bowa (Hard nosed guy with a bad clubhouse…sound familiar) 1B – Jim Thome 2B – Placido Polanco (Chase Utley wasn’t a starter yet) 3...

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Astros going forward….a look into the possible future

I believe the Astros need to answer a lot of questions for their future. We hear a lot about pitching but whether you believe it or not there are 8 other positions on the field. The Astros need to...

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The "Ifs" and "When" that could produce "Wins"

The "Ifs" for the Astros are getting smaller. "If the Astros improve their starting rotation….." The rotation has been improved. The arrival of Bret Meyers should signal the departure of Moehler...

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The Astros CAN contend in 2010......If EVERYTHING falls into place

  I was just looking at the Astros 2005 lineup......do you remember that group? Here are the starters at the beginning of 2005 in the field: (Not in order) 1B – Jeff Bagwell (Only played in 39...

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As the dust settles on the winter meetings…….

  …….and I calm down; I have taken time to reflect on the moves made by the Astros during the recently ended winter meetings. Maybe I should change my posting name to "Fly’s off the handle"....

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Very "moving" Ed......but you didn't fool me

Would someone PLEASE tell me what in the heck the Astros are doing? Isn't it just a bit early to go into panic signing mode?? Come on Ed!!!.......If you want us to believe the Astros are trying to...

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Bullpen vs Rotation.....which one needs more attention?

  Up to this point we have heard about the "needs" in the bullpen. Is this addressing a need or testifying to the fact that the rotation is so bad that we will be; once again, abusing the...

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Astros need to show us they are trying to improve

But it doesn't have to be a #1 guy. Everyone wants the flashy guy. I want players who work hard and come to play every day. I want a pitcher who goes to the hill every 5 days and give 6+ quality...

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If we spend than Drayton will spend....Come on Justice.....what are you thinkin'??

   http://blogs.chron.com/sportsjustice/archives/2009/11/astros_cutting_1.html I want to address Richard Justice's story from November 13th titled "Astros cutting payroll, so how do they get...

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Does this bother anyone else?

Drayton Mclane has a net worth of 1.2 billion dollars (2009 forbes). George Steinbrenner has a net worth of 1.1 billion dollars. McLane owns businesses that add to his wealth. Steinbrenner's money...

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Could the Astros be for sale soon?

  http://www.forbes.com/lists/2009/33/baseball-values-09_The-Business-Of-Baseball_Rank.html I believe that Drayton McLane is positioning the Astros to be sold in the very near future. Their value...

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