Ah… what a difference one little pitch makes

It was 45 years ago to the day that Houston was awarded a Major League Baseball franchise in an owner’s meeting held in Chicago. The Astros were then known as the Colt 45’s. Yes, 45 years later – it appeared that they were set to head to their first ever World Series.

Call it coincidence, call it karma, call it poetic justice – all I know is Houston was one strike away from calling it a series.


Just one little pitch, one swing and a miss, one strike away from taking the series 4-1, Albert Pujols dropped a three-run bomb to ruin the perfect end to a great chapter in Astros’ history. The series now returns to St. Louis where Houston will need just a bit more magic. See ya’ Wednesday.

3 Comments so far

  1. Fyre (unregistered) on October 17th, 2005 @ 11:00 pm

    and I thought I was quick on the trigger, Chris… You got this one out… Hey, wait a minute. You got this one out before the game was even over (assuming the metblog timestamp, and my clock, co-incide). WTF?

    Have faith, man.
    Yeah, Lidge screwed it up… but we could have pulled it out in the bottom. We didn’t, sure… but we could have.

    (I’m taking this stab in the dark that the timestamp was off, comparitively, and this got posted right at the end of the game)

  2. HouDog (unregistered) on October 17th, 2005 @ 11:10 pm

    :) yeah, I was writing it while watching the last out (I thought it was going to the be the last out.)

    I had to do a quick re-write after the shot by Pujols.

    Its all good though – the ‘Stros still lead the series and just need to win one of the next two.

  3. katya (unregistered) on October 18th, 2005 @ 9:47 am

    Bummer they couldn’t do it at home though – but they’ll still dominate.

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