Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Looking Dim

The guys aren't playing so well. I am worried that they will not make it to the post season. I am giving them this week to get a little fire in their blood, hunger in their eyes, whatever it takes to win ball games. The Astros will always be my favorite, win or lose but I hate to see them doing so poorly when they have such talent. I am going to say a prayer today especially for them. I will pray for the ol' Astros heart. Go 'Stros!

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Please, Wake Up Astros!

I cannot believe that STL, CIN and MIL lost last night and the Astros couldn't capitalize on it because they lost too. I do not want to say that the Astros suck because even below .500 they don't suck. They are just playing "sucky". Huff and Burke hit the ball pretty good yesterday scoring the only two runs. It breaks my heart that these guys just can't seem to get it together this season. Here is where my girlieness takes over: I wonder if it has anything at all to do with Jeff Bagwell. Last year he was at every game just cheering on the guys. He is a leader and a mentor to the younger ones. They are missing that. Backe was a huge cheerleader too. In fact, right after he got hurt he was still in the dugout acting hyper cheering everyone on but as soon as he got placed on the 60 day DL, the Astros plummeted. I think they just need some positive vibes flowing. They don't look happy and RoyO is right, they need to have fun.

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Crazy Weekend

Yesterday Roger Clemens himself was pitching and the announcers couldn't shut up about it. I hate when I have to listen to the opposing teams announcers. So far MLB.TV hasn't let me know how to choose J.D. and Brownie for every game. Until they do, I am at the whim of the draw. Back to the Clemens game: he didn't look so good out there. Now don't get yor panties all twisted in a knot, Clemens is still the man in my eyes but he wasn't the normal sexy dominating pitcher just for that game. He looked mad at himself too but I am a girl and see phantom things like that all the time. Anyway, the rest of the guys didn't give him any run support (as usual) so they lost.

Fast forward to today: Andy Pettitte is pitching and he looks like a fresh faced rookie pitching his heart out (after the first inning) and he was DAMN good. The rest of the team decided to hit the ball too and won 12-0. What a difference a day makes. I am sure Roger is ready to open up a can of Texas sized whoopass on the "non-hitting while Clemens and Oswalt pitch" team mates of his. They deserve it too. Just this once. Good job by the 'Stros today and hopefully tomorrow will be more of the same. Highlight of the game for me: Andy Pettitte hits an RBI single. Gosh I love that man.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

I Don't Have the Heart to Axe Anyone

I think maybe I should quit following baseball. I love the Astros. I do not have a favorite player because they are a team, they win as a team and lose as a team. They are One in my eyes. I was really happy to hear that they signed a new player, Aubrey Huff. Welcome! say I, welcome indeed. However, that meant that someone had to leave the team. Oh my Jason Lane has been sent to the minors. How could that happen? He is apart of the One, is he not? I know he has been hitting near the .200 mark but come on, he is Jason Lane! And now there is talk of ditching Morgan Ensberg too? I don't have the heart to run a baseball team. I would keep them all even if they lost and that is not good for business. So dear team leaders, Drayton, Tim and Phil, I trust you and your judgements. After all, the Astros won tonight with the new acquisition hitting a 3-run homer. You are heartless men but smart. The win was great but it was bittersweet. If you do end up selling Ensberg and Lane could you send them to the KC Royals? That way I can watch them play LIVE!

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

All-Star Break

Only a few things have really bugged me about this All-Star event. First, how many times are we going to have to hear "Allstar" by Smash Mouth? Gawd, that song grates on the nerves after 50 times or so. The other thing I am sick to death of hearing is "AL is dominant over the NL" shut the hell up! Yes, they kicked the NL's butts during inter-league play and they have won the past 9 all star games. However, who won the homerun derby? hmmm? Ryan Howard of the Philles a NL player! As I type this, the NL team is winning at the bottom of the 7th with 6 hits and 2 runs over the AL's 3 hits and 1 run. I hope the NL can keep it together and win this thing so the sports writers will shut the hell up. But if the AL does lose, I can hear it now:

oh, the AL was suffering from the missing Manny Ramirez
the AL did not play their best game
the AL had trouble with the PH issue
if there had been DH's instead, the AL would have won it all

It doesn't matter. The poor NL is damned if they do, damned if they don't. If they lose, the headlines will say "of course" and if they win the headlines will say "what happened to the AL? they were robbed" blah blah blah blah blah


the NL lost in the top of the 9th. oh god, I cannot even listen, read, watch, view, peruse, glance, overhear, lip-read or whatever it takes to communicate about baseball for the next two days. Garner, I am praying for you. The natives will tear you to pieces and exhalt that loud mouth Guillen tomorrow. Love ya Gar! You did great.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Back to .500

It has been a good holiday weekend for the Astros. It started out with a loss to the Texas Rangers but then they came back to take the series. Now they are back in Houston and have won the first two games against the Cubs in a three a game series. The offense is still going strong. Clemens got a win, Pettitte got a win and tomorrow will be RoyO's turn. I hope the guys can keep giving these awesome pitchers run support. Berkman, Lamb and Preston Wilson have been the big bats of late. I just love Preston Wilson. He has struck out so many times but you can see him giving it his all whenever he plays. You can't fault a guy for trying. And he ALWAYS smiles. I like that. He is having fun. Some players have come and gone for a season to play for Houston but Preston Wilson fits. I hope they keep him. I look forward to seeing him in the lineup every game.

Monday, July 03, 2006

The Silver Boot Series

Eat that Rangers! Give us the boot back right now. It's ours for a year! It was fun playing the Rangers and I was amazed at how many Astros fans were up in Dallas. I have been told that it has been that way for years. It is reversed in football though. Many Houston residents cheer for Dallas Cowboys instead of their Texans (in previous years the Oilers). Funny how that works out. It isn't like the Rangers or Astros were ever big winning teams. I bet it has everything to do with Nolan Ryan.

In regards to how the Astros actually played, OFFENSE was scorching. Especially Mike Lamb (game 2) and Preston Wilson (game 1). And Taylor Buchholz has shutout the Rangers everytime he has faced them. Way to go rookie!

Lance Berkman is the only Houston team member playing in the All-Star game. Do I care? No way. That game is lame anyway. They should have just made it a Mets/Cardinals vs. Sox (red and white)/Yankees match up. They have most of the players anyway. Who cares about that? I think no more than two representatives per team should be permitted. If that doesn't give enough for a roster then 3 per team. This year's roster is a JOKE for both leagues. Still, go NL!