The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of

“The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of”


Astros Lineup Tonight @ Oakland

Friday, August 17, 2018

1st Game of a 3-Game Series *

# Position Players Pos Year B L/R BA HR/RBI
1 George Springer CF 2018 R .250 19/58
2 Carlos Correa SS 2018 R .258 13/53
3 Babe Ruth RF 1927 L .356 60/165
4 Rogers Hornsby 2B 1924 R .424 25/94
5 Ted Williams LF 1941 L .406 37/120
6 Johnny Bench C 1970 R .293 45/148
7 Evan Gattis DH 2018 R .240 23/70
8 Yuli Gurriel 1B 2018 R .284 7/58
9 Alex Bregman 3B 2018 R .278 22/74
  Pitchers S/R Year P L/R ERA W/L/Other
  Sandy Koufax S 1966 L 1.73 27/9/317 K
  Mariano Rivera R 2004 R 1.94 4/2/53 Sv


* With a little help from the baseball gods and the Commissioner of Baseball!

Just a dream, but wouldn’t it be great if the Astros could plug in these players (or other past players with similar lofty abilities) into filling the holes made by our current DL list? Even if these “free or fee spirits” came to the Astros under the condition that they would have to leave the team whenever our injured guys came back, it is an understatement that each of these super-subs could help the club a lot in the interim.

With Springer returning tonight to play center, I used the Marisnick DL case to draft Ted Williams for left field. Marwin Gonzalez is too important as our super utility guy to cast him as the uninjured left fielder.

Just a dream, but remember ~ like “The Maltese Falcon” ~ baseball also is “the stuff that dreams are made of!”



Bill McCurdy

Principal Writer, Editor, Publisher

The Pecan Park Eagle


2 Responses to “The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of”

  1. Tom Hunter Says:

    In the movie, the ship’s captain, who had been shot and staggers into Sam Spade’s office before dying was clutching a bundle that contained the Maltese Falcon. The man was Captain Jacobi, played by Walter HUSTON (ne Houghston), the father of the film’s director, John HUSTON.

    Pardon the attempt at a cheap pun on the name of the Astros’ home city.

    • Bill McCurdy Says:

      Houston ~ The Team and City that dreams are made of ~ with a mild homage to nightmarish traffic when it comes to getting around.

      Movie Note: A lot of people remember “the stuff that dreams are made of” as the last words uttered in the movie “The Maltese Falcon.” As you may know, they were not. ~ The last word is attributable to police detective friend Ward Bond in this order ~ as he notices Bogart holding the “black bird” figure at the conclusion of the final plot resolution scene:

      Bond: “What is that, Sam?”
      Bogart: “…the stuff that dreams are made of.”
      Bond: “Huh?”

      Then Bogart walks away silently ~ with strong orchestral movie theme accompaniment. It is for the sake of drama that likely, in reality, would have inspired Bond to have added: “Hey, where are you going with that bird piece, Sam? ~ You got to leave that here with me as material evidence.”

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