Nationals 5, Astros 4
W: Stammen (5-1) L: Lopez (3-1)
I went on vacation again this year, during that time the Astros added 5 players to the active roster that I do not know. Subtracted a number of players also. I’m not surprised, probably no one that follows this team is. I’m not upset about any of the traded players (I do wonder if Mr. Happy wondered why anyone would want J.A. Happ though.) and no real opinions of the players that came to the Astros, yet.
The Astros, whoever they are, lost the game again last night. I have to admit I wasn’t able to watch all of it. I just got tired and feel asleep. According to the GameZone there were some surprises (the game getting tied) and some non-surprises (the team losing on bad defense). I think as a player, this season could really tear a player down. Losing sucks. It is hard on fans but jeez, how many of us like losing at something we are trying to win at? I hate it. I can’t imagine how demoralizing it is for those players. I know some are young, but at what point does a player realize that when (yes, I’m an optimist) the Astros start winning again it won’t be because of them? Many, if not all, of these players really aren’t our future for Astros fans.
While on vacation, I went to a game in San Diego. BEAUTIFUL ball park. I loved it. I also liked listening to fans of another team talk baseball. It was a nice change of pace from what you don’t hear at MMP.
I also went to part of a Lexington Legends game (the rain that came down during that game was something central Texas would love). That was fun and probably one of the highlights of the vacation. I truly love minor league baseball. Knowing there was the future of the team I get to watch was a thrill. When I lived in Austin I loved going to Express games. The feeling of those baseball games is so different than a major league game.
I know and agree with Foghorn regarding going to Astros games. But if you are given the opportunity to see the future at a minor league game. GO!
And a special Thank you to Mr. Happy for covering the recaps while I was away. You are AWESOME.
This team is still fun to watch, after all it is baseball.