Friday, October 27, 2023

Friday Morning Hot Links

It's the first Post-Dusty Day in Astros history. 

Quotes from Dusty Day:


It was probably the quickest four years I've ever spent in my life. But that's what happens when you win. They were winning when I got here, winning while I was here and I wish them well.

Jim Crane, to Dusty:

You came in and helped us when we needed some help, and you did a great job. And I think you are the only guy that can do that in the business. You did a fantastic job, and the record speaks for itself. You will be missed, I know the players will miss you...You're a great guy and a great friend and thank you very much for what you did.

Dana Brown:

His greatest quality is his relationship with his players...I think he's outstanding with human beings, and it's a testament to his leadership.

Yordan Alvarez🧡

Cristian Javier: "The living legend. Thank you!"

Yuli Gurriel: "Legend, thanks."

*Buster Olney: Dusty Baker connected generations through baseball.

*Check out Brian McTaggart's five questions for the Astros this off-season.

*McTaggart also has ten potential candidates to be the next manager of the Astros. Among names not listed in yesterday's post: Cubs bench coach Andy Green. 

That leaves us with the following names, in alphabetical order:

Brad Ausms, Jeff Bannister, Craig Counsell, Joe Espada, Joe Girardi, Andy Green, Mark Kotsay, Rodney Linares, Omar Lopez, Joe Maddon, Don Mattingly, Buck Showalter, Will Venable, Walt Weiss, Eric Young, Sr. 

*Former Ramgers Manager Jeff Bannister, on the possibility of managing the Astros:

It would be a 'pinch yourself' moment.

I would have an awful lot of crap to eat if Jaff Bennister is the next manager of the Astros.

*Jim Crane promises to work "quickly" to replace Dusty. 

*Paul Wall got Dusty some grillz. 

*The Athletic: What is Dusty Baker's legacy?

*The back of Chas McCormick's leg is going to hurt for a while, thanks to Aroldis Chapman's completely intentional HBP in Game 7.

*This guy from SI wonders if the Astros could pull off a trade for Cleveland's Shane Bieber.

*Former Astros Greats on the active rosters of the two teams in the World Series:

Six Flags:

-Defending World Series Champion Will Smith

-Bob Grossman


-Brent MF Strom

*A Musical Selection: