I spent yesterday with a lot of old friends. They know my obsession with baseball and once they’d all gotten the details straight about the Pence and Bourne trades and vented adequately, swearing they were “done with the Astros” a voice of reason and fun came out of the crowd. My good friend, Ellen’s husband, Sean spoke up to say, “I think we should make a game out of when the Astros will get to 100 losses. It would be the best office pool ever!”
Great idea, Sean. So great that I’m stealing it! I hope you don’t mind, Seanie, but you’ve known me long enough to know that I was going to snag that one!
Now, yesterday there were lots of roster moves as Chris Johnson and Brett Wallace were sent back down to the minors to see if they could locate their lost swings. Jimmy Paredes is coming up from AA Corpus Christi and Brian Bogusevic will once again be brought up from AAA OKC. The kids are playing ball the rest of the season at Minute Maid Park. It should be fun to see these guys start to stretch their legs in the Majors. So we’re going to have a little fun with it!
As of this morning the Houston Astros are 35-73. They are 27 losses away from hitting the magic number. When do you think they will get to 100?
Reply in the comments by Friday, August 5th, giving me your best guess as to when they’ll suffer their 100th loss and the person who answers correctly or most closely to the actual date will win 2 seats to one of the remaining Astros games this season, or if the 100th loss is late enough, the tickets will be provided for next season. You’ll also get dinner for 2 before the game courtesy of me! The best prize of all is that you’ll start having fun watching the Astros lose because you’ve got a reason to cheer either way! Go ‘Stros….er…that other team!
Terri Schlather (AGirlintheSouth) is the Senior Houston Astros Writer for Aerys Sports. You can read her Astros blog atÂ www.talesfromthejuicebox.com, email her atÂ email@example.com, or follow her on twitter @agirlinthesouth.