Please put your weapons and other accessories down. Just let me talk.
Since 2017 (really, 2015 if we are being honest), this Astros team has been the heartbeat of the city, the small talk centerpiece, and the Hurricane Harvey savior. Why is it that now when the Astros are a top 10 team that has dealt with the weirdest run of injuries like stepping on an elongated base (thanks Rob Manfred, love you!) and plenty of our arms genuinely being ripped in half, folks continue to complain and complain on #AstrosTwitter?
I truly get the expectations. I promise I do. Every single year, it has been World Series or bust, but do we not understand the cards we have been dealt? Teams are getting better and continuing to bolster up all around us, fan interest is skyrocketing, home games are really home games now. God, I can’t even imagine what postseason road games are gonna feel like this year. I’m looking at you, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Baltimore, etc.
That being said, what is Dusty Baker going to do with a team that has looked consistently spottier than 101 Dalmatians? I truly promise that Yainer Diaz and Chas McCormick being inserted every single day (I WANT THIS TO HAPPEN! I AM NOT THIS DELUSIONAL) will only take us so far.
The lack of consistent arms is the real problem here that nobody is talking about. Bringing in Kendall Graveman added a much needed pitcher to our bullpen but it just never feels like enough. This is a much different year than others. Offense is up, the pitch clock is fun, and the injuries we have faced basically solved themselves.
So this begs the question, are Astros fans too greedy? Is it really Dusty Baker’s fault?
Who knows, as I am currently typing this, Jose Altuve has just hit his fifth (5) (five) home run in twelve innings against the Rangers, so I’m sure all of this season-long uproar will be completely forgotten when we sweep through the ALDS and begin our yearly Astros Invitational. Look, theres me being spoiled again.
Anyway, please stop overthinking. WE WILL BE OKAY. WE HAVE ALWAYS BEEN OKAY. IT WAS ALWAYS THE ASTROS. THERE WAS NEVER A DOUBT, EVER!
Are Astros fans too greedy? Is it really Dusty Baker’s fault? Let me know your answer in the comments.