Houston Astros owner Drayton McLane will be inducted into the City of Houston Hall of Fame tonight - yes, we do have a hall of fame. Drayton certainly deserves the honor.
In the opinion of Commentary, Drayton is the best major league baseball team owner - period. (FYI - Commentary, before Commentary, used to work for Drayton and the Astros.) He has done everything possible to bring a World Series to Houston. Astros baseball is exciting because of Drayton.
Drayton and Astros also do good things in the community, including participating in the annual Players' Wives Gala that benefits the Houston Area Women's Center. From the did you know department: A few years ago, Drayton named Pam Gardner (a Commentary buddy) to the position of President of Business Operations for the Astros. Pam is considered one of the most influential women in professional sports.
As long as Drayton owns the Astros, Houstonians can look forward to someday going to a parade downtown to honor the World Series Champion Astros.
August 25, 2005, 9:00AM