Astros .... And I don't care how many games it takes, but for my viewing pleasure .. I would prefer it to go 7 of course.
But no, I am rooting for Houston for a muriad of reasons ...
A) NL League = Real Baseball .. You don't believe me, check the rule book and it clearly says .. "Rule # 1, Baseball is a game played between 9 players on each team" .. .. Not 10!
Does anybody even remember WHY the AL went to a DH? I do!
IMO the 3 year "Experiment" is over! hell I'd bet if the AL pansies had their way back in 1972, we would have designated runners. What a crock the DH is.
B) Bagwell, Biggio, Berkman and Burke of course .. Got to respect an organization that obviously bumps up players on their draft sheets if only because their last name begins with "B" don't ya? I mean the draft really is that much of a crap shoot anyways, so why not.
Oh, and don't be sending me PM's saying that Bagwell wasn't "drafted" by Houston.
They ripped him off from Boston.
Which brings me to ...
C) Roger Clemens .. Probably the 2nd biggest reason I'll cheer for Houston, behind my NL bias. Simply put, he is the greatest pitcher of our generation, period! Add in the fact that Boston kicked him to the curb and told him he was washed up a decade ago, and it makes it all the sweeter. Kind of makes you wonder if GM's even know what talent is doesn't it? It is similar to LA getting rid of Pedro "because he will never amount to anything" only on a grander scale ..
D) Nolan Ryan .. My favorite player of all time, got a third of his wins and K's in his 9 seasons as an Astro.
E) Colts 45's ... still one of the neatest team names of all time.
F) Dickie Thon .. one of the coolest sounding names to ever grace the boxscores.
G) Houston was the first ever "NL Wild Card team" .. Something baseball got right.
H) In the first ever "Astros" ball game, they beat the Yankees 2-1.
So sure I would love to see Biggio and Bagwell get their rings, but I am pulling for Houston because of Roger ...