But this isn't about the Metroplexuals.
The @Astros would be the first team ever to say "nobody believed in us!" and have it be accurate.— keithlaw (@keithlaw) October 5, 2015
Keith Law, on Olney's podcast yesterday: "[The Astros'] start is not real, and I would not take it seriously."— Thickie Don (@AstrosCounty) May 1, 2015
Your Houston Astros are postseason bound for the first time in ten years. Nobody is more excited than the likely-hungover Hank Conger:
*Some people apparently got offended at the fact that sometimes baseball players use potty language when they get excited and/or make the playoffs.
*Rasmus: "To put it into words is crazy. Poppin' bottles is easier."
*Luhnow: "Hopefully they'll be making a movie about this one day."
*This is one of those things that, if I was morally bankrupt and a Rangers fan, I would find entertaining. But really I just want to punch a sackful of kittens.
*ESPN gazed into the abyss and unlocked the mystery of the Astros' success this season: Pitching, Home Runs, and Defense. So by being good at pitching, hitting, and defense, it turns out the Astros were pretty good. That's nuts. Why didn't they try that before?
*Oliver Perez: We're going to play one game and we're going to play like it's Game 7 of the World Series.
New York Media
NYT: Innocence is a virtue for the young Astros
NJ.com: Do the Yankees think they can beat Dallas Keuchel?
Newsday: The Yankees have to solve Dallas Keuchel
NY Daily News: Yankees could have a problem with Dallas Keuchel