Busy day in Astro-land, as Lance Berkman is continuing his PR moves in blasting Bud Selig over realignment:
"I feel basically like the commissioner extorted Jim Crane into moving the Astros...If he called me, I would tell him. I think that's exactly what it was. To tell (Crane), 'We're going to hold the sale of the team up until you guys agreed to switch?' It just happened that the Astros were being sold at an optimal time for that to happen."
"Lance can say what Lance wants to say. He has great ties to the Astros and was a great player there for years. We certainly understand that he's opinionated, but I wouldn't use that strong a term. I think it was just a business deal that got renegotiated."