If you've been reading every single entry over the past month, you'll remember that I'm the manager of the 1977 Houston Astros for the Play That Funky Ball Strat-O-Matic replay of the 1977 season.
Yesterday was Opening Day, and your '77 Astros started off with an 8-3 loss to the Cubs:
Houston finally wakes up on the late side with a flurry of hits and all three of their runs, but this is a Cubbie onslaught for most of the game. Slim Rick Reuschel puts Ferguson and Cedeno on with a walk and single to start the day, then whiffs Watson, Cruz and Puhl in a row, and four of the next six he faces.
W-R. Reuschel L-Richard HR-Gross
And I'm already pissed off.