The Astros finally get a prime time national TV appearance in the first round of the playoffs Thursday evening. Of course, both the Yankees and Red Sox don't play Thursday. Regardless, how can you keep Roger, Roy O., Pettitte, Biggio, and Lidge off of national TV. It helps that we're facing the Braves.
Let's see - we have the best starting rotation, the best closer, a rookie of the year finalist, the all-time National League leader in leadoff homeruns, and veterans that have won World Series rings. We came back after being 15 and 30. We find a way to win. Don't know what the Vegas line is, I do know that I like our chances. Maybe now we're finally getting respect.
October 3, 2005, 9:00AM