Monday, September 30, 2013
Just When You Thought It Couldn't Get Worse
A: "Because it feels so good when I stop."
Thank God that's over.
My hope for my favorite team was to keep the losses below 100 this season. They blew by that number two weeks ago, racking up a club record 111 losses, ending the season by dropping their last 15 games.
That's 324 losses in the past three seasons. There's no joy in Mudville right now.
They also set a major league record for most strikeouts in a season, shattering the old record by whiffing 19 times in yesterday's game. If you can't hit the ball, you can't move runners around the bases. If you can't move runners, you can't score. If you can't score, you can't win. To quote the title of former Astro Larry Dierker's book, "This Ain't Brain Surgery."
Houston does have one of the strongest minor league programs in baseball. I can't wait for help to arrive.
Ever the optimist, I'm sure that when Spring Training begins in February, I'll start looking in my tool box for that hammer.
BAM! BAM! BAM!