WP: Correia (10-8)
LP: Abad (0-3)
by Sphinx Drummond
The Astros got off to another bad start falling behind early. By eventually losing 6-3 the Astros’ won/loss record dropped to 42-95 and they now stand in at 53 games under .500. For the unwashed, that’s a real shitty won/loss record. Even if you throw out either of the Pirates best innings scoring-wise, the Astros would still lose 4-3.
Abad got the start for the good guys, he’s now 0-3 as a starter, still looking for that elusive first win. Hard to believe he’s lost only three.
The Astros interim manager remarked, ”I thought Abad could give us a chance but unfortunately we got down again early. It’s getting frustrating for us.”
There’s not much about the season that isn’t frustrating, for the players, coaches, or the fans. At least the players and coaches are getting paid. It seems wrong for a MLB team to be this lousy and still charge more than half price for people to see them. How it came to this is such a slap to the loyal fans who have followed this team for so long. But here they are.
I can’t even be happy for all the shitty players that otherwise wouldn’t have gotten a chance to play a big league game.
Now the NFL and College Football have started, there is even less interest in watching this shitty version of the Astros. That’s what happens when you’re shitty. People lose interest. Instead of names like Biggio, Bagwell, Cruz and Ryan, this team has Abad, Rodriguez, Bogey and Schafer. No wonder the home gate is so bad. People want to go to games to escape the beat down of everyday life not see it mirrored on the field. That’s not entertainment unless you’re a masochist.
Talent and name recognition are two of the most important factors in the entertainment business. Think about if the Beatles didn’t end up with John, Paul, George, and Ringo but instead had no talent bums like Doug, Wes, Steve, and Marty, they would have been shitty and nobody would have gone to their concerts or bought their records.