Monday, April 30, 2012

The Astros sent Altuve home from his tryout

Jon Heyman relates a story in his Stock Watch column about when Jose Altuve attended a tryout in 2006:

When he went to an Astros' tryout in Venezuela in 2006, at age 16, they sent him home the first day because of his size. (He returned the next day, they let him play and they have no regrets.)

The Tim Purpura era, ladies and gentlemen!

2 comments:

Andrew said...

Wow, they got so lucky he was determined and showed back up.

Assholes for sending him home.

Go El Escorpion!

Anonymous said...

He showed back up in a cape