Astros, We Still Love You!!

(edited to correct facts)

astros logoThe Houston Astros, today, lost the World Series to the Chicago White Sox in a four game sweep.  I’d like to take a few minutes to point out some important facts to all of the Houston dissenters.
 
First off, let me start by saying that I’m not down on Chicago by any means.  Houston most definately gave Chicago a run for their money, but they were the better team, this time around.  Granted, a lot of that had to do with Houston’s coaching and pitcher choices (especially in game three), but Chicago was still a good team.  Let’s not forget, though, that Houston fought, fought, fought the whole way through the series.  The guys gave it their all, and probably would have had it in game three, if not for some poor choices by the pitching coach.
 
Okay, now for some facts.
  • The last time Chicago went to a world series was 1917.
  • Chicago players conspired to purposefully throw the series (1919).
  • Houston did, in 43 years what it took Chicago 88 years to accomplish.
  • Houston stayed right with the Sox in terms of scoring, never ending a game more than two points behind.
  • No team has ever overcome a three game deficit,

Okay, some facts were mistaken.  That’s what I get for not taking an hour and deep researching at mlb.com.  Ah well.  Houston still made it back to a series faster than Chicago (so to speak.  We got to our first series, faster than Chicago made it back to one).

and the most important fact?  Houston made it to their first series.  Who CARES whether they won, or not!  They’ve proved they can do it, and with some proper correction (hopefully, including some coaching changes), they’ll soon go all. the. way!

GO HOUSTON!!!

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4 Comments so far

  1. Alana from Metroblogging Chicago (unregistered) on October 26th, 2005 @ 11:56 pm

    >The last time Chicago went to a world series was 1917.

    Uhm. 1959. The last time they *won* was in 1917.

    >Chicago players conspired to purposefully throw the series.

    That was in 1919.

    > Houston stayed right with the Sox in terms of scoring, never ending a game more than two points behind.

    Pity it only takes one point to win!

    > No team has ever overcome a three game deficit,

    And that still holds true.

    You’re welcome!!

    :::good natured ribbing, natch::: ;)

    >Houston did, in 43 years what it took Chicago 88 years to accomplish.

    What, get there? Oh man. Shiner Bock much?


  2. Marc (unregistered) on October 27th, 2005 @ 3:14 am

    Sorry, but when it comes to baseball, I’m a very picky person.

    >Houston did, in 43 years what it took Chicago 88 years to accomplish.

    If you’re trying to say we made it to the series faster, the Sox definitely got there in a shorter time span than us, because they started not too long before they made it to (and won) the 1906 World Series… which was only the third World Series held.

    But I’m proud of our Astros, they played hard and hung close throughout the whole series. Now comes the time for Tim Purpura to prove himself in finding a replacement for Clemens (who almost certainly won’t come back, and definitely not for what we would be willing to pay), and getting another strong bat in the lineup.


  3. LessCowbell (unregistered) on October 27th, 2005 @ 9:31 am

    Brandon Backe did an outstanding job last night – hats off to him.


  4. Joseph J. Finn (unregistered) on October 27th, 2005 @ 6:50 pm

    As a White Sox fan, I just want to commend the Astros and all their fans (except the Bushes). It was a hell of a series, and a lot closer than 4-0 makes it look. Hopefully, we can do it again real soon!



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