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Tuesday, April 04, 2006

One Down, One Hundred Sixty-One to Go

A few observations from last night's thrilling Opening Day victory:

1. The crowd's reception of Bagwell was awesome. The fans have been pretty rough on him for the past few years as his body has broken down, but the fact remains that he and Bidge have been the faces of the Houston franchise for most of my life. It was nice to see that the vast majority of 'Stros fans understand what he's meant to the organization.

2. Roy O is filthy. He should be illegal in this country without a prescription, but available for purchase over the counter in Mexico.

3. Preston Wilson looked overmatched. I think it was probably just a combination of nerves and Dontrelle Willis, but he's got a long way to go to justify my bold prediction that he will be the best free agent signing in all of MLB.

4. Lidge didn't look very sharp, but he got the job done. That strikeout of Miggy was monstrous, and the game-ending DP was beautiful. With the media's "has he lost it" schtick fresh in his mind, I imagine he was a bit more keyed up than usual out there. Nevertheless, he got the save, and that's all that counts.


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