There are three things that I can’t stop talking about regarding the Houston Astros. I thought I’d give my friends a break and talk about them here instead.
#1 – The New “Previous At-Bat Graphic” on El Grande:
I’d show you a photo, but the ones I have are from a cell phone camera and are “meh.” Well, maybe I’ll show you anyway.
Below the lineup of the appropriate team when a player comes up for his second or subsequent at bats in a game, a graphic of the field is shown along with what happened their last at bat. Is the line green? Then they got on base. Is it red? Then it was an out. A dotted line signifies a grounder while an arched line signifies a fly ball. If it’s a player’s 5th at bat of the game, you’ll see the 4 lines of the 4 previous at bats. I. LOVE. IT.
#2 – Brian Bogusevic Hands the Astros Their First Walk-Off Win of the Season!
Last night against the Milwaukee Brewers, Brian Bogusevic hit a grounder up the middle into the outfield to send Steve Pearce home. Astros win it 4-3 over the Brewers. I hate the Brewers. Well, really I hate Brewers fans. There were some incidents last season during a home series where some fans were insanely rude. So I like to see the Brewers lose.
#3 – More Astros are on Twitter than You Think
I was updating the page on this site that has all the team’s twitter handles. Bear in mind it’s still not 100% accurate and a few guys that are in AAA are still on the MLB roster on that page, but hey – I’ve got baseball to watch. Anyway, you’ll notice that almost 20 of the 25 man active roster is now on twitter. Apparently the new guy, Tyler Greene, is not. We need to work on him. Also not on twitter – Xavier Cedeno, Rhiner Cruz, Armando Galarraga, Fernando Rodriguez, Carlos Corporan, Chris Snyder and Scott Moore. So, if you know any of these guys, can you have a chat with them?
I really like posting a starting lineup on twitter using only twitter handles. It looks cool ;D
Terri Schlather (AGirlintheSouth) is the tortured Senior Houston Astros Writer for Aerys Sports. You can email her at email@example.com, or follow her ridiculous ramblings on sports, vodka and the weeone on twitter @agirlinthesouth.