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  1. #1
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    Post Astros Fans Check In

    Wow, spring training is just around the corner! Just a few months away, I am very excited about our Astros 2008 season. Baseball is amazing. There is no better feeling in the world then stepping inside of the ball park, all the noise, the sound of bats popping, kids yelling for autographs and of course the beautiful field. With Wade making all of these changes you can't help but be excited to see all of the new faces. Even our new steroid pumping friend *Miguel Tejada*. This is gonna be a fun season, win or lose. Hopfully we can get a little more pitching before the season, but i realy dont think that -->

    1 Roy Oswalt
    2 Brandon Backe
    3 Wandy Rodriguez
    4 Chris Sampson
    5 Woody Williams

    --> Is as bad as a rotation as some people think. As long as our pitching staff stays healthy we will be in the fight for first place in the divison.

    Well any ways, about the fan check in. I added in some stuff to mix things up a little and so we can get to know eachother alot better.

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    -Baseball experience[Little League][Highschool][College][Minors][MLB]-
    -Favorite teams besides the Astros-
    -What moves would you make if you were Ed Wade-
    -Best moment at a MLB game-
    -Most historic MLB record-
    -Favorite movie-
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    -Anything else you would care to share-

  2. #2
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    -Location- Nacogdoches, Texas
    -Favorite current Astro- Roy O and Carlos Lee
    -Favorite former Astro- Craig Biggio
    -Baseball experience[Little League][Highschool][College][Minors][MLB]- I'm playing Varsity highschool ball, this is my sophmore year.
    -Favorite teams besides the Astros- None
    -What moves would you make if you were Ed Wade- sign Jennings for cheap one year deal and see what he can do.
    -Best moment at a MLB game- I got David Wrights autograph after a game, and I got Randy Johnson's as well. lol. all that with a stros hat on.
    -Most historic MLB record- triple crown...
    -Favorite movie- Sling Blade. lol
    -Hobbies- Baseball, I love the game.
    -Anything else you would care to share- My uncle hit a homerun on Andy Pettite in highschool. lol

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    Whats up Triple, Im new on here but been reading in on these forums for awhile now.. Cant believe i waited..lol. anyhow..

    -Location- Galleria Area, but about to move to spring
    -Favorite current Astro- Backe, (former teammate of mine)
    -Favorite former Astro- Terry Puhl
    -Baseball experience[Little League][Highschool][College][Minors][MLB]- Played little league, played baseball at Spring Woods High ranked #1 in the Nation, Played colege for two years and then minor league ball for 5 years. Im now 27 and retired.. for now....
    -Favorite teams besides the Astros- RED SOX !!!
    -What moves would you make if you were Ed Wade- I would have traded lidge and Lee to the Red Sox for Manny.. honestly, if you can play the "Monsta" you can play MMP left field fence...
    -Best moment at a MLB game-First game.. Nolan Ryans no hitter with the Astos
    -Most historic MLB record- Cal Ripkins
    -Favorite movie- Eight men out, and Bull Durham
    -Hobbies- sports, from baseball, hockey, beach volleyball and beer softball.. and i take care of my beautiful girlfriend is 4months pregnant with both of our first child..
    -Anything else you would care to share- Already got my tixs for the Boston series and plan on being at opening day..

    Thats about it. love going out and watching games and drinking lots of beer.. more now then ever with my woman being 4 months prego....lol

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    wow, how much did those tickets cost you for the sox game? my grandma lives a block away from spring h.s. that is pretty awesome. what is your name? what college did u play at and what major league afflicate did you play for? thats pretty awesome, i knew that someone in here had some kinda experience. lol. im happy i posted the baseball experience. lol

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    Well first of all the tixs were free... and Spring Woods is not Spring.. Beckett and I had many battles.. I played ball at Galveston JUCO before moving to San Diego, Ca. The JUCO schools in Cali need and love Texas Pitchers.. (remember that)... and i was with Tampa Bay for a year, thats how i know backe, i was a 3rd baseman, and he was an outfielder.. I played in st. louis in 2003, and in Corpus in 2005 before going to Arizona in 2006. I have since retired, due to (2) hernias, and knee,ankle,elbow, and shoulder operations.. I still play, but playing here in town is easier on the body then all of the traveling..lol...

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    Location- Houston
    Favorite current astro- Lance Berkman
    favorite former astros- Craig Biggio
    -Baseball experience[Little League][Highschool][College][Minors][MLB]- Little League and High School
    -Favorite teams besides the Astros- Mets
    -What moves would you make if you were Ed Wade- Sign Livan Hernandez
    -Best moment at a MLB game- Chris Burke 18inning home run
    -Most historic MLB record- Joe Dimmagio 56 game hitting streak
    -Favorite movie- Billy Madison
    Rockets
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  7. #7
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    -Location: Portland, Maine
    -Favorite current Astro: TIE Berkman/Pence
    -Favorite former Astro: Mike Scott
    -Baseball experience[Little League][Highschool][College][Minors][MLB]: NONE, i'm just a fan of the game
    -Favorite teams besides the Astros: Athletics, Red Sox...i've gotten the weekend off where the Sox are in Houston, but not the tickets yet...Sportznut how did you get yours? they're not on sale yet
    -What moves would you make if you were Ed Wade: Sign Matt Clement, Jeremy Affeldt. Livan would be nice but a last resort b/c he is a Type A free agent
    -Best moment at a MLB game: well the scariest is that i was at the game where Larry Dierker had his stroke in the dugout...the best was watching Andy Pettitte & Lance Berkman & Brad Lidge hold off the Phillies on Labor Day 2005 w/ a bunch of friends who are Phillie fans at Citizens Bank Park
    -Most historic MLB record: Ripken
    -Favorite movie: too many to count...Shawshank, Usual Suspects, Layer Cake, Godfather, Monty Python & the Holy Grail...just to name a few
    -Hobbies: Fantasy Sports, Photography, Video Games
    -Anything else you would care to share: while he was with the Astros, i always liked Geoff Blum, i don't know why. i was at the very first World Series game played in the state of Texas...i have a weird love/hate feeling toward that guy now because of that

  8. #8
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    Location: Pharr, Tx
    -Favorite current Astro: Brandon Backe
    -Favorite former Astro: Craig Biggio
    -Baseball experience: Played for Rio Grande Valley Independent League.
    -Favorite teams besides the Astros: Only astros ..but I will follow the teams that picked up astros in the offseason (Twins, Baltimore, Arizona, Philli)

    -What moves would you make if you were Ed Wade:- I think our offseason trading was very disorganized. We traded soo much and should have made more accomidating packages ..Here is what we could have done.........Traded for Dan Haren and Carlos Gomez signed Alexei Ramirez(ss), and kept Everette, Lamb, and Sarfate ..........that is a young fast team that does not need a healthy farm and very low salary ...we would be able to compete this year and sign someone like Sheets, Garland or Penny and a bat next year...Everrete and Ausmus would serve as mentors for Towels and Ramirez and Sarfate would be an established Closer for 09...

    -Most historic MLB record: Craig 3000
    -Favorite movie: Back to the Future 2
    -Anything else you would care to share: I think we will be good, but pitching wins playoffs...I see a fire sale in the near future....
    Last edited by strozers; 12-31-2007 at 04:12 PM.

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    well i got the tickets through a connection.. I was there at Fenway for the 2004 World Series.. im part of the red sox nation.. but also am a homer and love the stros.. ALWAYS WILL !!

  10. #10
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    Location- Spring, TX
    -Favorite current Astro- Oswalt, but Pence is trying to push his way up
    -Favorite former Astro- Bagwell
    -Baseball experience[Little League][Highschool][College][Minors][MLB]- Little League
    -Favorite teams besides the Astros- None
    -What moves would you make if you were Ed Wade- I think he has done as good a job as anyone could have. Jennings on a one year would be good.
    -Best moment at a MLB game- Biggio's 3000 game. Going to game 3 of the WS. Followed by watching Clemens warm up.
    -Most historic MLB record- Home Run Title
    -Favorite movie- lots...
    -Hobbies- poker, we play every monday if anyone is interested
    -Anything else you would care to share- Jose Cruz used to be a customer at our families restaurant. Beckett graduated 2 years before me at my high school; he used to eat at our restaurant too. His family still does but I haven't seen him come in a couple years. Recently I got to meet Jesus Ortiz. He also came to our restaurant to have fans help him with his HOF ballot. Cool guy.
    Bring Back the Astros Orange!

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    wow, that must have been a awesome experience getting to meet all of these people related to the astros. Whats your families resteraunts name? my grandma lives realy close to spring hs

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    carlos mexican restaurant. well Jose Cruz was a customer in the 80's (im 25) so i never meet him, my dad did. I've never "meet" Josh Beckett. The times he came in after the WS with the marlins I was away at college. I did meet his grandfather, hehe.

    But it is cool that they've all been to our place.
    Bring Back the Astros Orange!

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    Were the hell did the original check in thread go?


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    idk. lol. i couldnt find it

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    -Location: San Francisco, CA(native texan though...born and raised around Austin)
    -Favorite current Astro- Hunter Pence.
    -Favorite former Astro- Craig Biggio
    -Baseball experience[Little League][Highschool][College][Minors][MLB]- High School
    -Favorite teams besides the Astros-I go to alot of Giants games, but I just love the game of Baseball.
    -What moves would you make if you were Ed Wade- Sign Livan Hernandez to a multi year deal and sign Jason Jennings to a 1yr inective type deal.
    -Best moment at a MLB game- I got to see Bonds hit 756...regardless on how you feel about the guy it was still a crazy moment.
    -Most historic MLB record- Pete Rose all time hits of 4,256 or Cy Youngs's 511 wins.
    -Favorite movie-Count of Monte Cristo
    -Hobbies-Collect Sports Memrobilia
    -Anything else you would care to share-Go Stros!
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