March 2, 2008

Blog Buzz: Houston Astros

Since my son is now school age and his April spring break doesn’t coordinate with a spring training trip, my family’s week-long baseball vacation this year will be a visit to Houston. We’ll get to catch two games in the home opener series, in addition to hitting the beach and other cool Houston stuff. There should be some awesome photos on Red Hot Mama in April.

In the meantime, the Astros are splitting their squad today to go up against the Braves and the Nationals, and The Crawfish Boxes has the scoop.

Reggie Abercrombie climbs the wall

Lisa Gray at The Astros Dugout is analyzing some spring training performances. She’s not seeing as much as she’d like out of the ‘stros pitching:

The important thing is for pitchers to locate and to throw to live batters. So far, seems only Roy and Wandy are doing that well. I watched a clip of Wandy and he seemed to be a lot more in control of himself than he usually is when he starts out. Wandy controls the ball best when he controls his own self best.

Lisa was also the contributor of the Astros poem on the Fanhouse, so you’ll want to check that out.

3 comments to “Blog Buzz: Houston Astros”

  1. BubbaFan says:

    I wondered if you were going to spring training this year. Or were going when the Reds move to Arizona.

    I am thinking about going to Cactus League spring training later this month, to stalk Bubba. 😉

  2. Red Hot Mama says:

    A long weekend is all we can manage this year, but I still think it’ll be a blast. We’re taking off on Saturday morning and will return Monday. Just a week from posting pictures I actually have rights to!

    I’d still take a trip out if they moved to AZ. I’d love to hear how your trip goes.

  3. BubbaFan says:

    Looking forward to your trip reports. Get me a photo of Andy Phillips, if you get a chance!