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Time to get back where we belong - World Series Champs or bust. 

And if we don’t, Lil’ Shep starts the 2020 thread. 

Let’s do this, fellas. I’m feeling great about this season. 

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I have a feeling more than a handful of guys have been this laser focused/pissed off since October 19.

#takeitback

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3 minutes ago, TonyTexas said:

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Bregman is completely hogging Reddick's camera time. I also like how the clubhouse guy is like, "Why is everyone looking over there?"

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From Jayson Stark on The Atletic:

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The magic number: 100

What it means: That’s 100, as in 100 wins. It’s a bar those Houston Astros have cleared two years in a row. So what happens if they win 100 again this year, as some of the projection machines expect? We’ll tell you what.

The Astros won 103 games last year. They won 101 — and the World Series — the year before that. We’ve seen them projected this season to win anywhere between 97 games (FanGraphs) and 108 (Joe Sheehan). Which tells you they have a chance, in a top-heavy division, to do something that has almost never been done.

The last team to win 100-plus games three years in a row? That would be Mike Mussina’s 2002-03-04 Yankees. The last team not named the Yankees to do it? That would be John Smoltz’s 1997-98-99 Braves. The last American League team not named the Yankees to pull that off? How about Jim Palmer’s 1969-70-71 Orioles.

Ah, but you know what none of those teams did that the Astros have a shot to do? Win 100-plus three years in a row — and win two World Series. That’s what.

The last team to do that? Mort Cooper’s 1942-43-44 Cardinals. That’s a mere 75 years ago if you’re subtracting along at home.

But guess what else? This feat has been achieved by just one American League team in history — and it’s not the Yankees. It was done by only Lefty Grove’s 1929-30-31 Philadelphia A’s, who won the first of their two World Series exactly 90 years ago. That’s 90!

So now that far-from-unfathomable possibility is dangling there in Houston, in front of a team built to win — both the April-to-September marathon and the dominant-pitching tournament of October. So store this fun little factoid in the memory vault in your brain. It’s not impossible. And remember, the Yankees have never done this.

“I’m not surprised you know that history,” Hinch said, after we informed him of our exhaustive research. “But I’d really like to be the answer the next time you have to say that to somebody.”

 

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Of course Bregman gets the line lol:

 

 

 

LETSSSSSSSSSSSSS GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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That AAA squad, particularly the pitching staff, is stout

Ha
Was thinking the same thing and going to post that I bet that AAA roster could hold its own / play .500 ball against teams in the AL West not named Astros... maybe not quite but you get the gist.

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UA981 flight is half full of Astros fans. Looks like there will be a lot of orange at Tropicana.

Edit: Are you flying United? I don't see you 3putt.

Edited by mycox

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My goal is to get  a full day in before first pitch. My problem is I can't focus on anything and have already wasted my first 30 minutes at work watching Astros highlights. 

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We get the 1st of 104 regular season wins today.

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Pull out the candy cause it's time to shine....

Let's fucking roll boys!

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