There's an AP article today about the Astros' 2nd-half, and how they've impressed LA Manager Joe Torre:
"It's a lot tougher to do nowadays because with the icons or favorite players, you know there's going to be criticism when those guys leave. So it's not an easy decision to make to cut the ties. You still love them and all that stuff, but with them you haven't gotten better. So you have to see how you can get better. I think it's taken a lot of courage for them to do this. I admire what they're doing. It's something that I think has to be done."