Welcome back to the blog. The offseason is in full swing and there is absolutely no more baseball on because the Astros season is over. What a shame. That doesn't mean we can't stop talking about the Astros, so let's dive back into some Hot Links.
A piece of Jose Altuve's bone was ripped off the main part of the bone, and he still was hitting better than half of our team against the Red Sox. Chris Sale had to go to the hospital because he had a bellyache. I would have a meltdown if I had any of these problems.
Baseball is illogical.
The Astros have about $35 million to spend this offseason, and they have a lot of players to talk to.
Shoutout to Fangraphs who are already floating the idea that the Astros might have already peaked while we're still in our morning period.
Alex Cora talked about why he thinks that the Astros sign-stealing debacle gave the Red Sox an advantage.
The World Series starts tomorrow. As much as you may hate it, I'm a Red Sox fan now. I need J.D. Martinez and Steve Pearce to pick up rings, and I wouldn't mind Cora picking up another. I do love Kiké but J.D. Martinez man. Him, Chris Carter, and Robbie Grossman were up there with DK and Marwin as my favorite Dark Age Astros (we should have won the World Series in 2015. For Trogdor.) Glad he turned it around.
J.B. Bukasukas is looking really good in the Arizona Fall League. So is Daz Cameron. I can't believe we lost the Verlander trade.
The Astros players on the Scottsdale Scorpions are some the best players on the team. Abraham Toro-Hernandez lead the team in batting average and Ronnie Dawson is 2nd on the team in OBP behind Toro and leads the team in walks and stolen bases. The pitching is good too. Forrest Whitley has a 2.45 ERA and Bukasukas has a 0 ERA, pitchers who both lead the team in innings pitched right now. Also, the team has a guy named Shed Long.
A Youtuber paid a $10,000 tip after ordering water.
Offseason is going to mean Cute Dogs Season.
On This Day in Baseball History
In 1845, the first known baseball box score appeared in the New York Morning News.
In 1975, Joe Morgan's 9th inning single puts the Reds ahead and ends up beating the Red Sox in Game 7 of the World Series 4-3.
In 2000, Roger Clemens threw a piece of a broken bat back at Mike Piazza in Game 2 of the World Series, causing benches to clear.
In 2003, Alex Gonzalez hit a walk off home run in the bottom of the 12th in Game 4 to tie the World Series up at two games a piece.