Monday, October 3, 2011

Differences between Phillies and Astros clubhouse

So while the playoff teams' local media search for angles about their respective teams, some attention is being cast towards the Astros, who have supplied approximately 85% of all eight playoff teams' rosters*.

Like the Press of Atlantic City, who talked to some former Astros. Hunter Pence, who apparently played for the Astros in 2011:

"It's been kind of a whirlwind for me. The main difference here, there are a lot of people watching a lot of film. Little things going on. There is a lot to learn. Everyone is just professional veterans. Quiet, going about their business, but willing to help if you have questions."

Or Brad Lidge:
"There was an element of confidence I haven't seen before. There was a swagger here. I played with some great players, too. This is fun to be a part of."

To recap: In Philadelphia, they do things like "watching film," and have something called "swagger." That's different enough from Houston that it's apparently worth mentioning to the media. I'm sure we'll have more on this later, but for now, my heart just can't bear the fact that the Astros don't watch a whole lot of film.