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The Astro Tree

August 8, 2017

Sunday, August 7, 2017
The statue of Craig Biggio at MMP is completing the 4-3 play he does everyday, apparently across the bush to the statue of fellow Astros Hall of Famer Jeff Bagwell.

Any Other Day at MMP ~
Biggio now stands in front of the bush to make the Bagwell play. ~ So how was Craig able to get behind the bush this past Sunday? Was he seeking shelter from the rain under that tree?

 

The Astro Tree

By Bill McCurdy

 

I think that I shall never see

A DP messed up by – a tree.

 

A tree whose Houston mouth is sipping

All those sweet water skies keep dripping;

 

A tree that looks at Bags all day,

As Bidge throws hard to make the play;

 

A tree that may in Summer bear,

Some nearby echoes of despair;

 

But now – more often – it’s the roar,

Of winning madness – we explore;

 

Never forget for a moment – the men in bronze outside;

Their 4-3 perfection daily – is forever’s all-weather tide.

 

And thank you, Craig and Jeff, – wherever you may be;

For steering Astro spirits – from here to sweet eternity.

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AMERICAN LEAGUE WEST STANDINGS

THROUGH GAMES OF MONDAY, AUGUST 7, 2017 

RANK AL WEST W L PCT. GB
1 ASTROS 71 40 .640  
2 MARINERS 57 56 .504 15.0
3 ANGELS 55 58 .487 17.0
4 RANGERS 53 58 .478 18.0
5 ATHLETICS 50 62 .446 21.5

AMERICAN LEAGUE WEST GAMES

THRU GAMES OF MONDAY, AUGUST 7, 2017

ORIOLES 6 – ANGELS 2.

(only game played today)

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Bill McCurdy

Principal Writer, Editor, Publisher

The Pecan Park Eagle