Yes way, Jose.   Recently updated !

He stands five-foot, six-inches tall. But last night in Houston, he was the largest giant of all. Jose Altuve crushed the game-winning two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth to send the Astros to their second World Series in three years. The comparisons with the Rangers tiny second baseman are […]


A matter of trust.   Recently updated !

You’ve got to feel for Wade Miley. He signs a free agent deal with the Astros, looking for his first ring. He goes 14-6 for the year, with a respectable 3.96 ERA. He has a few bad starts at the end of the regular season but overall a very good […]


Sizing up the Astros.

Watching this American League Championship Series, it is evident how far the talent gap between Houston and Texas is. Position by position, the Astros dominate. Most, by a long shot. The most sobering thought is this: Is there single position player for the Rangers who would even break the Astros […]


Rain, advantage Houston.

Game 4 was rained out. That’s good news for the Astros. But maybe not right away. Because Game 4 will now be started by Zack Greinke. His ERA in New York is just north of 10.00. Every Yankee hitter is already at Yankee Stadium right now suited up, bat in […]


Remember 2010?

Now it’s just the Mariners. Of all thirty teams in major league baseball, the only team to never make it to the World Series as of last night is Seattle. They stand alone now that Washington swept St. Louis in the National League Championship Series. Just like in 2010 Rangers […]


Washington is the blueprint for success.

No matter how much the game of baseball changes, the game of baseball never really changes. Baseball, or at least winning baseball, has always been about three things. Starting pitching. The ability to get two-out hits. Defense. The Washington Nationals are one game from their first World Series appearance ever. […]


Crime, retribution, justice.

So many games come down to one or two pitches. Last night’s came down to three. The last three. The last three pitches covered the gamut of crime, retribution, and justice. The Crime: With the top of the eleventh, in a game tied 2-2, in a game the Astros absolutely […]


This explains everything.

Billy Joel played last night at the Ballpark in Arlington. The Texas Rangers didn’t. Think about that for one second.  It’s not November or December. It’s mid-October. In January, the promoters of the Billy Joel concert put tickets on sale for his show in Arlington on Saturday, October 12. Something […]


The Nats are like the Rangers, but opposite.

You know you have a good team when your fourth starter has to start Game 1 and he pitches seven and two-thirds hitless innings for the win. You’re in a good position when you have a one-game lead under your belt and you still have yet to march out Max […]


Let’s get ready to rumble.

The outcome was merely a formality. The two best teams, by far, in the American League are going to meet in an epic Championship Series. It just took Houston longer than expected to dispose of Tampa Bay. New York had the equivalent of a first-round bye. It played Minnesota. So […]