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« on: October 13, 2004, 02:42:54 PM »

Tonight they play the Cards, game one - woot.
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« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2004, 03:06:06 PM »

Agreed! Let's go Astros!!!! biggrin
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« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2004, 03:48:48 PM »

Go Asstros! Go to hell!
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« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2004, 06:21:13 PM »

There's no need to be rude about it  :shock:
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« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2004, 10:40:06 PM »

Yes, I was hoping this thread was brought back to life from Gone Gold.

I was so excited to see my beloved 'Stros finally defeat the Braves.  I was lucky enough to see them play last Saturday--my wife scored me field seats from her boss!  I've NEVER heard the Astros fans so loud before.  It was an awesome sports experience.

I can't wait for tonight's game.  Even though we are in an awful spot rotation-wise, you still gotta play them games!  I'm just hoping for a split in St. Louis.

My wife informed me today I may have tickets again this weekend for either the Oswalt or Clemens start.  I knew getting married was the best thing I ever did!   biggrin
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« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2004, 03:33:17 AM »

:oops:  :oops:  :oops:
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« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2004, 03:54:49 AM »

:lol:  Tongue  :lol:  Tongue  :lol:
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« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2004, 10:00:58 PM »

It's raining in St. Louis.  Here's hoping they get rained out so the Rocket can start game 2 on Friday, with normal rest . . .
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« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2004, 03:12:58 PM »

Yay! for the Cards!  Actually, these have been exciting games.  I look forward to see what will happen in Houston.  These will be scary games.
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« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2004, 07:42:28 PM »

Great game last night.  Man, but do the Cards have a lineup or what?
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« Reply #10 on: October 16, 2004, 02:09:48 AM »

It's certainly obvious why the Cardinals had the best record in baseball.  I'm just watching the games, and I break out in a sweat everytime Pujols comes to bat . . . and Rolen . . . and Edmonds . . . and . . . . :shock:
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« Reply #11 on: October 16, 2004, 05:24:30 AM »

Well, a lot of the problem is Houston's bullpen.  They've given up the tie or lead in -both- games.
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« Reply #12 on: October 16, 2004, 05:56:27 AM »

It's a miracle the Astros made it even this far, considering just bad their relief pitching is.
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« Reply #13 on: October 16, 2004, 12:41:40 PM »

Well here's hoping that Old Man Clemens can pitch well and long enough to avoid the problematic bullpen.  I know I'll be there, screaming my lungs out, begging Garner to leave the Rocket in for "just one more batter".  

It's such a gorgeous morning--I certainly hope the Astros keep the roof open.  I've only been to one game at Minute Maid with the roof open.  Houstonians are so used to their air conditioning that it's almost always closed.  What's the point of having a retractable roof if you don't use it?  Besides, it's always fun to watch homeruns completely leave the stadium when it's open!  With these two lineups, that's definitely a possibility.
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« Reply #14 on: October 17, 2004, 01:18:38 AM »

Old Man Clemens did it.  Looks like we may have a series after all!  Minute Maid Park was hopping this afternoon--I've never heard the place so loud as it was today.  Amazing.  Gotta love their chances tomorrow too, with Oswalt pitching on five days rest.  I wish it was Sunday already!
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« Reply #15 on: October 17, 2004, 06:30:34 AM »

Just beat the Yankees...someone...please
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« Reply #16 on: October 18, 2004, 06:35:41 AM »

Beltran is a beast.

Sigh, too bad Houston won't be able to resign him.

If the Stros win tomorrow, all they'll have to do is steal one of two games in SL.

Easier said than done.

But we have Beltran, so anything's possible.
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« Reply #17 on: October 18, 2004, 07:55:41 AM »

You never know on Beltran.  He's said he'd love to stay in Houston, especially if Houston keeps Berkman and the rest.  MacLane has said he's considering doing what he needs to do to resign Beltran.

Expect Houston to unload a few contracts (Kent, Wade Miller), give Biggio and Bagwell one year contracts, and resign Beltran and give Berkman an extension, and get Clemens for one more year.

Granted, if the Astros win the series, I wouldn't bat an eye at Clemens, Bagwell and Biggio all retiring.
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« Reply #18 on: October 18, 2004, 09:26:04 AM »

Boras, Beltran's agent, will surely listen to the yankee's offer for him.  I dunno if there's anything poor houston could do in a bidding war.
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« Reply #19 on: October 18, 2004, 11:37:43 AM »

Bagwell has several more years on his contract, and even though he plays in constant pain, he's only 50 something dingers away from 500.

He's not going to retire early, and I doubt any team would willingly take on his contract, unless the Stros took a bad contract in return.

Even if the Stros do resign Beltran, that wouldn't leave any money for Berkman.

How depressing.
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« Reply #20 on: October 18, 2004, 11:57:15 AM »

Bagwell is set to make 15 million next year there is no way he retires. Biggio is coming back and most likely as a 2nd baseman (kent is gone) to work with Burke.

As someone pointed out, before Beltran stated before the playoffs he would strongly consider signing with Houston if they made a long term comittments to both Berkman and Oswalt. But that was before the playoffs and Boras I am sure sees dollar signs, and his clients file for FA really quick after the world series are done, so not sure if Beltran will be back
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« Reply #21 on: October 18, 2004, 11:59:59 AM »

Oy, what a game.  I was so nervous I kept pausing my satellite and pacing about the house.  The Astros have been in the only truly interesting post-season games this year.  Sure, the Twins-Yankees had tense extra inning affairs, but Minnesota could never catch a break and make a go of it.  What a great series so far!
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« Reply #22 on: October 19, 2004, 06:31:01 AM »

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« Reply #23 on: October 19, 2004, 08:18:46 AM »

While not quite Kirk-Gibson level of HR, Kent's dinger  was an all time baseball moment.  Certainly the best Astros moment I have seen since Ryan's last no hitter as an Astro *at least*.  They gave a stat rigth before Kent's round tripper, I believe, that states that game 5 winners have went on to win 9 of 11 series.  Here to hoping for a Houston-Northeastern Liberal city World Series. smile

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« Reply #24 on: October 19, 2004, 11:42:25 AM »

in the national league that stat is game 5 winners are 7 for 7. Gee, who will start tomorrow....and if we lose (tru Atro fan)...I think that would be our first game 7 in franchise history.
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« Reply #25 on: October 19, 2004, 12:10:37 PM »

After the Houston/Buffalo debacle, I no longer allow myself to get my hopes up, but if the Stros win this series, after being down two games, you really have to wonder if this is their year.
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« Reply #26 on: October 19, 2004, 01:29:00 PM »

As a life long Cardinals fan allow me to add:  Booooooooooo!  Tongue
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« Reply #27 on: October 19, 2004, 02:14:49 PM »

I don't watch the National League at all, but catching a few clips from last night's game, I will say this: That Beltran guy is pretty good, you might want to consider holding on to him  :wink:

Seriously, that catch in eighth (or ninth?) was just unbelievable.
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« Reply #28 on: October 20, 2004, 04:02:47 PM »

GO ASTROS!!!!!

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« Reply #29 on: October 21, 2004, 12:46:38 AM »

So close....yet so far.  C'mon Astros.  Win it tomorrow!
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« Reply #30 on: October 21, 2004, 01:37:59 AM »

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I am not sure I agree with taking Berkman out in a double switch and then pitching Lidge 3 innings... why would also pinch hit with Ensberg and whatever the ss names was only to put two new players in the field (chavez and Lane)...knwoing your bench is an issue...you wasted four players in 1 inning, HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE managing.

After we win the world series I never want to see Garner again. biggrin
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« Reply #31 on: October 21, 2004, 05:10:04 AM »

As a life long Cardinals fan allow me to add: Yaaaaaayyy!  Tongue

I don't even know if I can watch the game tomorrow night as I'll be so nervous.  Either way I'll be glad knowing a deserving team is in the series competing against a team who truly showed their mettle.  A team going for the history books for a second time in the offseason.

I admit that I had lost my interest in baseball about 10 years ago.  I pretty much wrote off following even the Rangers during the salary disputes.  Not even the home run derby between Sosa and Maguire brought me back.  But watching this series has me feeling like I did when I was 8 years old and used to listen to every Cardinals game on the radio if it wasn't on TV.

What a playoff season!
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« Reply #32 on: October 21, 2004, 08:55:28 AM »

Game 7

Clemens

I like our chances.

GO ASTROS!!!!
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« Reply #33 on: October 21, 2004, 11:45:23 AM »

Did any other Houston fan KNOW the game was over the second they saw Micelli throwing in the pen ?


I can very unfortunately say I did!

Unbelievable.


Let's go Roger !!!!


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« Reply #34 on: October 21, 2004, 09:51:58 PM »

I did...I switched the channel because I knew we missed our chance to win while Lidge was still pitching.
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« Reply #35 on: October 21, 2004, 09:52:22 PM »

Well, I won't say I knew the game was over when I saw Micelli coming in--but I did tell my daughter "watch out for the long ball".

Now she thinks I'm a prescient genius, when in reality I'm just a cynical, distraught Astros fanboy.  Lordy I hope the old man can do it one more time . . .
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« Reply #36 on: October 22, 2004, 03:44:34 AM »

crybaby crybaby crybaby
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« Reply #37 on: October 22, 2004, 04:32:05 AM »

Tell me about it, RAven.  My mother and I sat there numb after the 6th inning.
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« Reply #38 on: October 22, 2004, 12:11:48 PM »

:cry:
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« Reply #39 on: October 22, 2004, 07:41:37 PM »

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