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Astros 1st win in the American League

Discussion in 'Sports Zone' started by Doomsday101, Apr 1, 2013.

  1. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    Nice to see Houston get their 1st AL win vs Rangers last night in an 8-2 game. Expectation no doubt are low for the Astros but in their 1st game as an AL team they can say they won.

    Still not thrilled about Houston being in the AL but that ship has sailed.
  2. Phoenix

    Phoenix Well-Known Member

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    How 'bout Dem Astros!
  3. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    1st place :D

    It was funny they mentioned the Ranger had like 2 players who make more than the Astros roster. This Houston team is about as raw as you can get.
  4. ologan

    ologan Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, Mods! Seriously!
  5. Supercowboy1986

    Supercowboy1986 Well-Known Member

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    why is it a big deal if they are in the AL?
  6. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    Like myself many fans in Houston tend to be NL fans, The pitcher plays so he bats it also causes NL coaches to use more strategy in a game.

    I find it interesting that MLB does not make one rule for both AL and NL. Baseball is the only professional sport where you have a different set of rules. NFL rules are same NFC or AFC, Basketball East or West it is still the same game. Top it off all Football field are the same in size, same with Basketball or NHL yet Baseball every field is a bit different some are pitcher's parks some are hitters park.

    But just not a fan of the DH that is why I wanted Houston to stay in the NL
  7. Risen Star

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    I'd rather have the DH in both leagues. Why would I want to see a pitcher swing the bat rather than a professional hitter? Plus it can extend a player's career.
  8. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    Difference of view, some feel that every player in the starting lineup should bat. Up until 1973 there was no DH.
  9. WPBCowboysFan

    WPBCowboysFan Well-Known Member

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    Exactly!


    And since 1973 the AL has been better to watch.
  10. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    Again depends on a person own view. You like it great some don't. There is little strategy involved with the AL compared to that of the NL there are many more moves a manager has to make but again it is all in each person view
  11. WPBCowboysFan

    WPBCowboysFan Well-Known Member

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    Strategy is over rated. Especially when you're talking about an automatic out in the 9 hole.

    NL "purists" have been tootin that "strategy" horn for years. Its a weak and tired old tune.

    AL baseball is far better to watch and its not even debatable.
  12. Risen Star

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    Plus I hate the interleague play on the road when we have to match up to AL teams that have a legitimate DH on their roster and we're using a bench player with nowhere near the pop in his bat.

    All I know is watching a pitcher hit is the most boring aspect of the game. If purists love that, then I'm no purist.
  13. TheCowboy

    TheCowboy The Teen

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    World Series bound?
  14. WPBCowboysFan

    WPBCowboysFan Well-Known Member

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    :hammer:

    Interleague play sucks and should be eliminated.
  15. WPBCowboysFan

    WPBCowboysFan Well-Known Member

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    Seriously?

    Saying the Astros are as relevant as a 90 yr old former president is offensive?

    Have we become that wussified?
  16. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    Hey, Astros fans have been through hell for years. If they want to feel good about opening the season with a W, more power to them.
  17. ologan

    ologan Well-Known Member

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    Not saying the 'Stros are relevant....neither was mentioning a former president.
    You coulda picked anybody else to single out, yet you didn't.
  18. WPBCowboysFan

    WPBCowboysFan Well-Known Member

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    ?????
  19. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    Why wouldn't any fan feel good about an opening day win? I think most know the Astros expectation are very low, it is a team with little experiance on the field. Astros GM is attempting to build the team through the farm clubs and that is where the attention is right now for them as an organization.

    For the Astros though right now any win is a good win.
  20. WPBCowboysFan

    WPBCowboysFan Well-Known Member

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    Very true.

    Im an Orioles fan so I know the good and the futility of the bad.

    Welcome to the AL Astros fans.

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