Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Hooks manager Luis Pujols' immediate reaction to the season's end

The Hooks lost on Monday, dropping their record for the season to 61-79 - again, there will be a full recap in the coming days - but there was some post-game reaction, courtesy of our buddy, Astros County Honorary Citizen, and Corpus Christi Caller-Times' writer Greg Rajan:

Manager Luis Pujols:
“I played the cards I had and I’m glad I had the opportunity to do that. This group of guys was fun to be with. After I go home and have two weekends off, I’m going to start looking for baseball again. I didn’t feel bad about this year. With the group of guys we had, it was kind of fun and (good) to see guys make progress. I know it doesn’t show in the win-loss record, but we were better than last year.”

Collin DeLome:
It doesn’t feel like it’s over yet. It seems like not too long ago that we were just starting and playing the Astros (exhibition game) here. I can tell with my body that I’m tired and it was time for it to end. I wish we could’ve made the playoffs or had a run to make the end of the year a lot more interesting. But we hung in there and played a lot of good baseball. . . . It was a fun season this year, it was very interesting.”