23 Skidoo! Astros Sailing on Sea of Blue!

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The precise meaning of “23 Skidoo” is lost to history, but this late 19th/Early 20th century slang expression actually comes up most often as a “get away quickly” exhortation among street urchins in search of more immediate privacy or greener social pastures.

Given the fact that the Astros just racked up their earliest recorded date in history for the registration of their earliest season capture of win # 23 today, Wednesday, May 10, 2017, a lot is getting said early about the team’s ability and fire to win baseball games in just about every way possible – but, even more importantly, to play the game with a tenacious club commitment do whatever it takes to win each game on its own terms.

The earliest previous Astros time for win # 23 came a season date later, on May 11, 1998. That was the year that the later acquirement of Randy Johnson helped the Astros set their all time high for regular season wins at 102. Unfortunately, it was also the same season that the Astros fell asleep against the Padres in the NL Playoffs, causing the club to miss their shot against the New York Yankees in the World Series that October.

And that is the sober reminder that’s worth far more than a thousand extra words here about the early 2017 AL season success of our Houston Astros.

23 Skidoo to you too, bad news and late season folds. We Astros fans will much prefer the discovery that this early season 23 Skidoo good fortune pace of the 2017 Houston Astros turns out to be a successful season run for our good guys – and one that goes all the way through the entire World Series.

One day at a time. One game at a time. 23 Skidoo.


Bill McCurdy

Publisher, Editor, Writer

The Pecan Park Eagle










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