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Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

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The first MLB team in the Lone Star State, the Houston Astros (née Colt .45s) have plenty of history. We invented the domed stadium and AstroTurf. Yet one thing remains desired: a World Series ring. It looked possible in 2005, but it was not meant to be. Enter Jeff Luhnow. Having worked previously for our nemesis, the St. Louis Cardinals, Luhnow had the boldest idea in baseball history: tank SO loving HARD you get all the talent before everyone else (let's not talk about the 2013 draft). All fans had to do was #TrustTheProcess and wait for the tide to turn.

The tide has turned. Off to their best 16-game start in franchise history, the Astros are primed to be the team to beat in the AL West, if not the entire American League. This, despite the fact the AL is terrible, and the NL is much better and is where the Astros should be playing. If you want to join the Astros Bandwagon, now's the time!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvSXJ4_g228

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Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

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I remember seeing the 2005 Astros in person...at a Texans game. The 2-14 2005 Texans. They won that game, though!

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

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Reid Ryan is talking on beIN Sports, a channel I get (unlike Root Sports Southwest)

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

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Oh, I know where to find illegal streams. I just want convenience.

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

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:rip: entire OF bench

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

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I like it when the guys in orange shirts hit the ball.

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

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Intruder posted:

I like that the Astros don't have a dumb checkerboard uni

These Astros are special, but they're not the Specials.

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

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Intruder posted:

It's funny to think that when this thread was made the Astros were significantly less dominant than they are now

Astros bitch

When you know, you know.

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

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ComposerGuy posted:

How long has Adam Everett been part of the TV pregame crew?

Because I'm cool with it.

Couple of months now, IIRC.

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

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So, when do we put Alfonso Soriano on notice?

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

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Hey now, you're one of six All-Stars, get your game on, go play

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

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Kirios posted:

The Astros bandwagon has begun taking applicants.

I'm thinking of closing applications. Bandwagoners had their chance for three months to see how good the Astros are - if they're not already on it, their hearts are not really in it.

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

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Kirios posted:

So, Derek Fisher was very impressive at the Future's Game.

...why isn't he on the roster? What benefit is there to keep Aoki for him? Asking for a friend.

My guess is to inflate his value at the deadline. 'Top prospect' sounds better than 'number three outfielder'.

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

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I don't see the Astros being able to trade Paulino this year due to the 80-game suspension. Martes + Fisher + I dunno, Colin Moran?

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

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What are the odds the Astros go 19-8 down the stretch and the Dodgers go 8-19? Asking for a friend.

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

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Intruder posted:

Very low but IIRC it doesn't matter because they went back to alternating AL/NL homefield

The only teams the Astros need to really worry about are the Indians and Red Sox

I'm pretty sure it's best record now, not alternating.

And yes, I realize it's putting the cart before the horse. I'd still like the best regular season record, though.

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

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Eight wins away!

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

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Big Mean Jerk posted:

An Astros/Indians ALCS terrifies me because we will almost certainly lose

Good news!

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

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Interesting stuff. Why add McHugh to the 25-man roster if you’re not going to start him?

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

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Beat the Dodgers.

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

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Good thing there's a day off on Thursday. I couldn't handle another game after tonight.

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

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I don't care how much tickets cost, if the Astros win game 4 I am driving to Houston for game 5.

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

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If it comes to that, yes I’d start Marwin and put Fisher in LF.

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

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Kirios posted:

I have zero faith in the Astros. Dodgers have this series in the bag.

OH YE OF LITTLE FAITH

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

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Intruder posted:

I am going to eat the gently caress out of that pie

Please, stop talk about sex with your wife in SAS.

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

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I made this thread for a reason.

Go Astros.

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

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TheChirurgeon posted:

Holy poo poo I'm so pumped right now. Starting tomorrow, I'm making Astros avatars. Pick a player and it's yours.

e: I'm only doing one of each, first-come, first-serve, and I'm claiming Verlander for myself.

Keuchel, I guess.

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

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MrMidnight posted:

Who is going to the parade tomorrow

I have to work :(

Also I live in Austin

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

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Well, Houston had a nice 16 hours.

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

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Sab0921 posted:

Glad the crowd booed the gently caress out of Greg Abbott and Dan Patrick (they also booed the gently caress out of Sheila Jackson Lee).

God bless (the tolerable parts of) Texas.

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

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Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

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Well, that’s in a vacuum. The rest of the AL West will.....

....nevermind.

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

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I only have one non-Astros team, and it’s the Blue Jays.

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

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Ur banned

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

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MIKE FIERS....has a MUSTACHE!!! AND THEY NEVER LOST!!!

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

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Excellent. Now I just need some text...

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

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In fairness to the BBWAA, the Twins had a ~30 game turnaround.

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

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Kirios posted:

Me too because it means my avatar suddenly kinda sucks. Isn't that announced today?

5PM, but probably more like 5:30.

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

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I’m not what you call a ‘socks’ guy.

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Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

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Everyone who's posted in this thread should have increasingly more tangential player avatars. An A.J. Reed avatar for Blind Pineapple! A Tyler Clippard avatar for RussianBear! A Corbin Martin avatar for Pancakes!

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