Bregman and I Agree

Earlier this week I posted an article about the lack of respect the Astros are getting. Alex Bregman agrees.

Here is a quote from an article on, “Does Floyd Mayweather fight the first fight of the night, or is he the main event?” Bregman said. “I mean, does Tiger Woods tee off at 8 a.m.? It’s about time the ‘show ‘Stros’ play on prime-time television, so we’re looking forward to the ALCS.”
Mr. Bregman I agree. It’s time to show the Astros the respect they deserve.

Mixed Feelings

I came across a story today regarding Houston Astros’ pitcher Ryan Pressly sticking up for Roberto Osuna. You can read the story here.
For those who are unaware Osuna was suspended this season under the leagues domestic violence policy.

During Monday’s ALDS game 3 a Cleveland Indians fan was heckling Osuna in regards to his suspension and teammate Pressly came to his defense. Now, on one hand I am all about a teammate sticking up for another teammate, but on the other hand sticking up for someone who is believed to hit women is not something I am for.

As I read through the story I started off feeling like Pressly did the right thing, but as I kept going those feelings changed. I am still at this moment very torn. In the end I am landing on Pressly doing the wrong thing. Why you may ask? Because sticking up for a teammate is one thing, but insulting the fan who clearly wasn’t pleased with Osuna’s off the field behavior is another. Using profanity towards the fan is unacceptable to me and if Osuna can’t take the heckling he should have kept his hands to himself.

Would love to hear your opinion on the matter, comment below.

Say Goodbye to Brad Ziegler

Today Brad Ziegler announced his retirement from baseball. Ziegler played 11 season in the big leagues for multiples teams, but today I am asking myself will anyone remember him five years from now?

This is not a knock on Brad Ziegler, it is more of a statement on relievers and their placeziegler in history. Now some may remember Ziegler as that guy who had a weird delivery or because of his unique last name, but other than that will he have a lasting place in your mind?

Relievers in general are not memorable. They serve a purpose eating up innings in the mid to late innings of a game, but most of them are in the bullpen because they are not all that special. Most relievers will not be remembered five years after retirement, not just Brad Ziegler.

In addition to pointing out how irrelevant relievers are this should also show us how truly special guys like Mariano Rivera, Craig Kimbrel, Aroldis Chapman or Troy Percival are. Each of which were special players who are going to remembered long after they say good bye to the game.

So, good bye Brad Ziegler and good luck in whatever your future holds. Sorry I won’t remember you in five years, but that’s the life of a reliever.

The Astros Gave the Indians an All-Time Beating — The Baseball Bat Reviews Blog

We know half of the ALCS, as the Astros on Monday wrapped up a sweep of the Indians. And the way I see it, there are two ways you can read the brief series that was. In one sense, the series was closer than it seems. Game 1 was tight until the bottom of the […]

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