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    Re: Goodness gracious (Astros)

    Wow.
    http://deadspin.com/5943569
    The Astros Are Selling Tickets To A Lunch With Joe Niekro, Who Has Been Dead Since 2006

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    Re: Goodness gracious (Astros)

    Quote Originally Posted by camisadelgolf View Post
    The Astros Are Selling Tickets To A Lunch With Joe Niekro, Who Has Been Dead Since 2006
    Fittingly, so have the Astros.
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    The Astros are giving the Phillies fits this weekend, taking two of the first three in a HUGE series for Philly that they're fans/players probably chalked up for four automatic wins. For that Houston deserves a big thank you.

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    Went to the Cubs game last week when Travis Woods pitched. I bought two $5 tickets and walked right down to the 10th row behind the dugout, $100 plus seats. None of the ushers gave us a second look. I'm sure they were just glad to have anyone there at all.

    I've never been to an MLB game with fewer people in attendance.
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    Re: Goodness gracious (Astros)

    Quote Originally Posted by camisadelgolf View Post
    If you get to sit next to him, you can likely get his bun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PuffyPig View Post
    If you get to sit next to him, you can likely get his bun.
    If you get to sit next to him, you can likely pick his brain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WildcatFan View Post
    If you get to sit next to him, you can likely pick his brain.
    I'm guessing he's going to have a bone to pick with that.
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    Re: Goodness gracious (Astros)

    When he reads this thread, I'm sure he'll be dying with laughter.

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    Re: Goodness gracious (Astros)

    Quote Originally Posted by camisadelgolf View Post
    When he reads this thread, I'm sure he'll be dying with laughter.
    A dying dead man? How... ironic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Operator View Post
    A dying dead man? How... ironic.
    A dead dude dying of death, no less.

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    Re: Goodness gracious (Astros)

    Quote Originally Posted by camisadelgolf View Post
    Drop it likes it hot. This team is abysmal.
    A summer watching a bad Reds' team, is still a pretty good summer.

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    Re: Goodness gracious (Astros)

    Quote Originally Posted by _Sir_Charles_ View Post
    I disagree. I think they've done everything this season just about flawlessly. They've blown it up in spectacular fashion and in doing so they've replenished their farm system virtually overnight. They'll be bad (historically so) for a few years, but it'll pay dividends at the end IMO.
    I don't buy that.

    They are three years into the 'rebuild' and still getting worse. Most 'five years plans' have the team showing improvement by year three. Unless the Astros are on a 'seven year plan' or a 'ten year plan', I think it is safe to say that the plan is flawed. Unless the plan is to be the most profitable team in the majors and alienate their fans. In that case, the plan has been wildly successful.

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    Re: Goodness gracious (Astros)

    Baseball needs to go to a lottery style draft like the NBA has. These teams shamelessly tanking is bad for the game, IMO.
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    Re: Goodness gracious (Astros)

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve4192 View Post
    I don't buy that.

    They are three years into the 'rebuild' and still getting worse. Most 'five years plans' have the team showing improvement by year three. Unless the Astros are on a 'seven year plan' or a 'ten year plan', I think it is safe to say that the plan is flawed. Unless the plan is to be the most profitable team in the majors and alienate their fans. In that case, the plan has been wildly successful.
    People really aren't getting it. Most teams when they do a "rebuild" they have something to work with already. Either a few good players on the big club OR some solid kids on the farm who project to be certain ML starters. Houston didn't have either.

    People here are arguing that they should've brought in good talent this year or last year...to what point? Seriously, why? To make a horrific team into a bad team?

    And they're not 3 years into a rebuild. Only 2. That first year (2011)...they were just bad. They still had Lee, Pence, Bourn, etc. They just sucked too is all. Like I said earlier, even the "solid" major leaguers they had...they weren't primed to be excellent trade bait because they were playing poorly.

    Next season should see some significant improvement. It also wouldn't surprise me to see them sign a couple of good FA's to help groom the better kids that come up next year and to help solidify the team.
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