Thursday, June 21, 2007


The Astros have been playing very well lately. After poor Adam Everett got his leg broken the offense has finally turned on. Some people say it is because Everett is out of the starting line up but I do not think one broken leg can account for 8 other guys FINALLY hitting the dang ball. They swept the Mariners over the weekend but the real story was the amount of runs the guys consistently put up last week. Then they went to LA to play the Angels and lost game one 9-10. That was still a lot of runs against a team that is supposedly smokin' hot themselves. They won game two 9-5 and lost game three 4-8. It is game three that got me thinking of mojo and flow. The guys were doing well. Winning 4-2 then the homeplate umpire went beserk. He got made at a facial expression that Wandy Rodriguez made and actually went out to the mound and yelled at him. Now that was uncalled for on the umpires part. But as soon as it happened, I felt this shift. The mojo was gone. The umpire got everyone all fired up and Mike Scioscia capitalized on it. Great manager for noticing when to pounce, total asswipe for taking advantage. Anyhoo, after Garner got mad at the ump and Wandy got a little emotional then things went from bad to worse. The umpire started making sure no borderline calls went to Houston at all. What a jerk. It was blatant payback for daring to question his skills as an umpire. But that's baseball.


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