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(Texas Monthly)   Houston Astros promote ladies night game so that "Ladies can learn about baseball". Perhaps they should take a moment to teach the ladies on their roster how to play the game first   (texasmonthly.com ) divider line
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2013-09-24 04:59:39 PM  

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Goddamndogassastros...
 
2013-09-24 05:05:27 PM  
www.blogcdn.com
 
2013-09-24 06:00:27 PM  
"... now let me mansplain the Infield Fly rule to you, sugartits."
 
2013-09-24 06:16:22 PM  
Pink hat sales drive.
 
2013-09-24 06:28:28 PM  
"Let's play the 'baseball game'. After every pitch, I'll miss you on the strikes, and you kiss me on the balls,"
 
2013-09-24 06:29:11 PM  
"Whar Subby? Whar?"
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2013-09-24 06:29:41 PM  
We have these in Seattle, as well as a group of older ladies that sit in the 3d deck and knit.
 
2013-09-24 06:30:57 PM  
Good to see that the Astros' marketing team is as clueless as the baseball team. That's consistency.
 
2013-09-24 06:34:39 PM  
I loved having the Astros in the AL West this year, but they won't be pushovers for too long.  They've got a ton of talent in their system; they're probably a 65-75 win team next year, and they'll challenge for 90 wins the year after that.  Still, we'll always have 2013, when finally the West knew what the Central and East felt like all these years with (usually) having at least two terrible teams in the division for most of the past 15 years.
 
2013-09-24 06:35:19 PM  
Seems like the fact that they aren't going to Astros games is good prima facie evidence that they understand baseball.
 
2013-09-24 06:36:56 PM  

MFAWG: We have these in Seattle, as well as a group of older ladies that sit in the 3d deck and knit.


My mom used to knit at Mariners games.  It was humiliating.  Especially since this happened circa 1980 when no one else was there and you could hear the click-click-click of her knitting needles reverberating around the Kingdome.
 
2013-09-24 06:45:42 PM  
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2013-09-24 06:47:48 PM  

Olympic Trolling Judge: Seems like the fact that they aren't going to Astros games is good prima facie evidence that they understand baseball


Going to a game has very little to do with baseball. Mostly, it's the art of spending 3 hours eating bratwurst and drinking beer. That's why it's the great American past time.
 
2013-09-24 07:11:08 PM  
I'm not exactly sure that watching the Astros would teach them anything at all about baseball.
 
2013-09-24 07:15:38 PM  

Dancin_In_Anson: Goddamndogassastros...


Yeah, you never go ass-to-mouth.
 
2013-09-24 07:21:29 PM  
Ian Desmond's wife ain't too shabby. Plus she can play.
 
2013-09-24 07:21:58 PM  
Kinda sad when their twitter page gets more views than every single home game this season combined.
 
2013-09-24 07:25:18 PM  

Why Would I Read the Article: I loved having the Astros in the AL West this year, but they won't be pushovers for too long.  They've got a ton of talent in their system; they're probably a 65-75 win team next year, and they'll challenge for 90 wins the year after that.  Still, we'll always have 2013, when finally the West knew what the Central and East felt like all these years with (usually) having at least two terrible teams in the division for most of the past 15 years.


The AL West already had the mariners for the last what 8 years? shiat the mariners are in a race with Houston to see who can finish dead last.
 
2013-09-24 08:09:24 PM  
I've been knitting at baseball games before. If you're going to lose a game 13-1, I might as well get *some* value out of the experience, even if it's just half a sock.

Especially if I'm pregnant and can't even play drinking games over the fielding.
 
2013-09-24 08:13:58 PM  

MFAWG: We have these in Seattle, as well as a group of older ladies that sit in the 3d deck and knit.


Don't their knitting needles violate some weapons restriction?
 
2013-09-24 08:17:42 PM  
Owners can't be bothered to spend $25M on players. Does anyone honestly think they are paying someone to do PR?
 
2013-09-24 08:41:38 PM  

Why Would I Read the Article: I loved having the Astros in the AL West this year, but they won't be pushovers for too long.  They've got a ton of talent in their system; they're probably a 65-75 win team next year, and they'll challenge for 90 wins the year after that.  Still, we'll always have 2013, when finally the West knew what the Central and East felt like all these years with (usually) having at least two terrible teams in the division for most of the past 15 years.


As a Cardinal fan I'm happy to tell you Jeff Luhnow has an eye for talent like few others in MLB.  The Astros will be just fine, and I'm glad they are no longer in the Central with him running the show.
 
2013-09-24 09:10:36 PM  

HaywoodJablonski: MFAWG: We have these in Seattle, as well as a group of older ladies that sit in the 3d deck and knit.

Don't their knitting needles violate some weapons restriction?


What weapons restriction? This is still The West, where Butch Cassidy passed away peacefully in his sleep in 1937.
 
2013-09-24 10:24:26 PM  
Ryan Zimmerman just broke up the no-hitter with two outs in the ninth.

I mention that here because it's a baseball thread.
 
2013-09-24 10:42:07 PM  

NetOwl: Ryan Zimmerman just broke up the no-hitter with two outs in the ninth.

I mention that here because it's a baseball thread.


What a dick
 
2013-09-25 12:43:47 AM  

SenorBenedict: The AL West already had the mariners for the last what 8 years? shiat the mariners are in a race with Houston to see who can finish dead last.


Yeah. That's one team, while the A's, Angels and Rangers have typically been average to very good. Hence my point that the division was never a pushover The East had the Orioles and Rays both losing 947 games a season for a good decade, while the Central enjoyed the terrible Royals and Tigers, who then got good but were replaced by the Indians. This is the first year in quite some time that the West has had two terrible teams, and it's not even going to stay this way for long. I believe the Astros won every single minor league division they played in, which is why I will enjoy 2013, as it won't be the norm.
 
2013-09-25 01:47:54 AM  

Why Would I Read the Article: I loved having the Astros in the AL West this year, but they won't be pushovers for too long.  They've got a ton of talent in their system; they're probably a 65-75 win team next year, and they'll challenge for 90 wins the year after that.  Still, we'll always have 2013, when finally the West knew what the Central and East felt like all these years with (usually) having at least two terrible teams in the division for most of the past 15 years.



Not even Jim Crane thinks this is a .500 or better team in two years. They stink, and are profiting handsomely by doing so.
 
2013-09-25 01:52:05 AM  

Intel154: Not even Jim Crane thinks this is a .500 or better team in two years. They stink, and are profiting handsomely by doing so.


It's neat how you have absolutely no idea what you're talking about.
 
2013-09-25 01:58:19 AM  

DeWayne Mann: Intel154: Not even Jim Crane thinks this is a .500 or better team in two years. They stink, and are profiting handsomely by doing so.

It's neat how you have absolutely no idea what you're talking about.


http://www.forbes.com/sites/danalexander/2013/08/26/2013-houston-ast ro s-baseballs-worst-team-is-most-profitable-in-history/
 
2013-09-25 02:07:18 AM  

Intel154: DeWayne Mann: Intel154: Not even Jim Crane thinks this is a .500 or better team in two years. They stink, and are profiting handsomely by doing so.

It's neat how you have absolutely no idea what you're talking about.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/danalexander/2013/08/26/2013-houston-ast ro s-baseballs-worst-team-is-most-profitable-in-history/


Ignoring how that article has been debunked several places, including on....forbes.com...and then again on forbes.com...

I was more talking about the first sentence. By just about any conceivable way of reckoning, the Astros have the best farm system in the game. Most of those prospects were not major ready league this year; next year probably won't happen either. But 2015 is a perfectly fine target for when those guys will all be up (and making the league minimum).

And yet, somehow, you think that NOT EVEN THE OWNER thinks that will be a .500 team? Gotta wonder why he hasn't fired his entire front office, then.

I guess, more to the point: if you can make a good team and a bad team for the same exact amount of money, why in the world would you choose the latter? Because that's what you're suggesting the Astros have purposely done. So, please, enlighten me.
 
2013-09-25 02:07:46 AM  
Just by the law of averages, you have to imagine that with the asstons of prospects and draft picks the Astros have picked up, several are bound to work out. Add to that the fact that Lunhow is pretty well-regarded in the league, and I imagine Houston will be contending in the next three years, two years if they pull one of those Tampa Bay-style youth movement teams that compete ahead of schedule.

Some of their starters are already showing some promise; Cosart and Oberholtzer come to mind. Houston might even pass Anaheim next season, which will really piss them off after they pay Robinson Cano $400 million for twenty years and he breaks his old man bone two games into the season.
 
2013-09-25 08:37:15 AM  
CSB: Back when I was dating Mrs. Rhino, she wanted to learn about baseball. So she would watch games with me and I would tell her who the players were. And then I'd quiz her on their names, and if they were injured, which player on the bench would take his position, and so on. She took to it pretty well. By August she knew as much as your average fan. I surprised her one Saturday by taking her to her first game. Having never been to Fenway, she was asking all sorts of questions about it and I could see the guys sitting in front of us looking back and chuckling occasionally. But then, with the Sox down by two runs in the 6th, Trot Nixon reached base with a lead-off walk. "I have a stupid question," she said. The two guys in front of us peered back, expectantly. "Nixon's pretty slow and just getting over an injury. Why wouldn't you pinch-run Kapler? He's faster, can play right field, and we might get a run out of it right now."  One of the guys in front looked at me and said, "If you don't getup right now and buy her a beer, I'm going to do it."
 
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