In a blog post from JJO today, he sees 44-44 as 8 oz of orange juice in a 16 oz glass...
But give credit when it's due. Considering all the madness that went on before the break, the Astros deserve kudos for being .500. Heck, many thought they weren't a .500 team even if they were all healthy.
Coop, on .500:
"We'd love to be way above, but yeah I'll take 44-44," Cecil Cooper said. "Considering all the stuff we've had to deal with and the injuries and yeah, I'm very happy. But it doesn't get any easier. The second half is going to be very, very difficult, particularly the first month.
"So we're going to have to come out with fire, come out playing consistent baseball. We talked about it a little bit earlier today about details. Taking care of details and being more focused on the little things. That's what we have to do in order to be successful."