ALW Standings-AL BA Race-07/25/17

We are still researching the rumor that the 2017 Houston Astros trained for this season by watching old Fred Astaire Movies all winter on the Turner Classic Movie Channel.

AMERICAN LEAGUE WEST STANDINGS

THROUGH GAMES OF TUESDAY, JULY 25, 2017 

RANK AL WEST W L PCT. GB
1 ASTROS 67 33 .670  
2 MARINERS 51 51 .500 17.0
3 RANGERS 49 51 .490 18.0
4 ANGELS 49 52 .485 18.5
5 ATHLETICS 44 56 .440 23.0

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OUR ASTROS FANS CHORAL SALUTE TO THE 2017 WORLD SERIES

(harmoniously hummed with appropriate lyrically sung word adjustments to the old Fred Astaire song, “Cheek to Cheek” ~

Heaven, We’re in heaven
And our hearts beat so that we –  can hardly speak
And we hope to find the happiness we seek
When we’re dancing through the Series – cheek to cheek

Oh, Yes, heaven, We’re in heaven
And the cares that hung around us – through years bleak
Soon may vanish like – a gambler’s losing streak
When we’re dancing through the Series – cheek to cheek

How we hope to climb this mountain
And to reach the highest peak
But it will not thrill us half as much
As dancing – cheek to cheek

While the Negberts go on dissing
All our time spent – up the creek
They could not enjoy it half as much
As dancing – cheek to cheek

Dance with us, gods – this year is – Houston’s time

A season sublime – to make winning rhyme

With – Series – Our World Series

And we’ll celebrate our winning – for a week

Then we’ll smile forever – dancing

Smile forever – dancing

Smile forever – dancing – cheek-to-cheeeeeeeeeek

VA-DA-BOOM ~ VA-DA-BOOM ~ BAH!!!

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AMERICAN LEAGUE BATTING AVERAGE LEADERS

THROUGH GAMES OF TUESDAY, JULY 25, 2017

RANK PLAYER TEAM AB H 2B 3B HR BA
1 JOSE ALTUVE HOU 382 139 31 2 15 .364
2 JEAN SEGURA SEA 303 99 19 0 6 .327
3 BEN GAMEL SEA 301 98 19 3 6 .326
4 JOSE RAMERIZ CLE 371 119 31 5 17 .321
NR * MARWIN GONZALEZ HOU 265 85 16 0 18 .321
5 CARLOS CORREA HOU 325 104 18 1 20 .320
6 ERIC HOSMER KC 377 117 20 1 15 .310
7 AARON JUDGE NYY 342 106 13 3 32 .310
8 GEORGE SPRINGER HOU 368 114 22 0 27 .310
9 DIDI GREGORIUS NYY 296 91 14 0 15 .307
10 STARLIN CASTRO NYY 316 97 14 1 12 .307
11 JOSH REDDICK HOU 307 94 23 3 9 .306
22 YULI GURIEL HOU 338 99 27 0 13 .292

NR * = NEEDS MORE “AB”S TO QUALIFY FOR RANKING.

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Bill McCurdy

Principal Writer, Editor, Publisher

The Pecan Park Eagle

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3 Responses to “ALW Standings-AL BA Race-07/25/17”

  1. Patrick Callahan '56 Says:

    COW-A-BUNGA BUFFALO BILL!

  2. Anthnony Cavender Says:

    Also, “Putting on the Ritz”, “Slap that Base”, “One for my baby and one more for the road”.

    • Bill McCurdy Says:

      Great additions, Tony! As for the Fred Astaire reference used in the column, it was weighted heavily upon the fact that, like the Astros of 2017, old Fred of the 1930s too was so much better, and so far head of all his contemporaries. – The dancing reference speaks for itself. as with the Fred Astaire again, the 2017 Astros have been dancing home to victory far more often than almost anyone else than most teams this year. Only the Dodgers are breathing the same ramified air. If neither club makes the World Series, it may be the biggest double upset in baseball history.

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