I’m really sorry that Arizona’s getting pushed into the American League next year–I know its fans are disappointed and would prefer to stay in the NL. With their titanic playoff runs against San Diego and the Rockies, it won’t feel the same when they’re playing Anaheim and Oakland. They’ve been in the NL their entire existence, but hey, like they say in accounting, last in first out. I’m not sure I could stay interested in a team with a designated hitter. It’s just not as interesting to me as Astros small ball.
We’re in San Antonio for a conference. I spoke yesterday, then skipped the rest of the conference until our reception last night at La Fogata. Cool place. I came back to the hotel where I thought I’d be just in time for the game but . . . no game, either they played in the afternoon or there’s not Astros channel in the Grand Hyatt. We went to a downtown bar, Bohannon’s, that had a good jazz band and several women sporting the showgirl equivalents of steroid enhancement but the bar wasn’t showing the game either. Good jazz though.
It actually looks like it was a great game for the Stros. Corporan and Moore homered in the 8th and 9th, with Moore driving in 3 runs, both with 2 outs. 14 hits total, with 8 runs. Really nice night at the plate.
Of course they lost.