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Talk Zone / The Void
« on: November 02, 2017, 05:14:36 am »
Seems different somehow...

Talk Zone / Awesome YouTube - Home Run Spectacular
« on: September 21, 2008, 03:27:02 am »
Just found this YouTube clip....

Great footage of some Chester Charge and Rally Killer clips from the old scoreboard.   Brings back a flood of memories from childhood.

Also has the Home Run Spectacular about 3:55 minutes in.

Screw you Bud Adams.

Talk Zone / Newest Astro Fan
« on: August 10, 2008, 06:23:37 pm »
The latest in a slew of TZ births...

Savannah Karys Fehr

Born 08/08/08 at 8:48

Talk Zone / Hey DAS!
« on: July 21, 2008, 09:27:35 am »
Dolly is heading straight for me.

Where do you have the storm heading?

Talk Zone / Tales from the "lost" season
« on: August 10, 2007, 08:35:23 am »

As most of you know my son Jarrett has battled through numerous medical challenges... open heart surgeries, a tracheostomy, and  cancer.  By God’s grace he has beaten them all.  At several points during these times, I always had a vision of taking him to his first Astros game.   It was a milestone of sorts that I knew in my heart I would be able to do with him.  That memorable night finally came back on May 18th vs. the Rangers.   

In all the games I went to in the Dome growing up, I never once caught a foul ball. Never even came close. Ten rows was about as close as I ever came.   I was hopeful we could get one hit our way, but didn't really expect anything. Our seats were in the 1st row of section 313 right on the rail. In the bottom of the 1st, Lamb fouled one up right toward us. The ball came right to me and I had it in my hands. Then I got "Bartmaned". A forty-something guy with a glove lunged about four seats over, smacked the back of my hands and knocked the ball out down to the field boxes below. Isn't it a man law that no one over the age of 12 is allowed to bring a glove to the game? Seriously.

Then in the 8th inning, Lamb came to bat again. He sent another one up toward our section, this time a little to our left. Jarrett was sitting on my lap and the ball caromed off of the guy two seats over and landed right in my hands. Our section was cheering because they knew we had gotten jobbed by Bartman. I handed the ball to Jarrett and was overjoyed because he gotten a ball at his first game. The guy who the ball had rebounded off of asked reached out to shake my hand and I turned toward him...then I heard the gasps and groans.   The guy’s girlfriend shouted “He threw it back!”

Yes, Jarrett had thrown the ball back.

It landed back down in the field boxes, much to the confusion of the masses below. I guess he had been to too many of his sister's basketball games. He always tries to get the ball when it goes out of bounds so he can throw it back to the ref.   I felt a mixture of joy/loss that I have never felt at a ballgame before. Everyone in the section was laughing and we joined in. Jarrett was all smiles.

 Now that I have had some time to think about it, I wouldn't change a thing about that the way things happened. If we had kept the ball the story would have ended there. The ball would have ended up on a shelf, or been played with and lost. This way, the memory of the night is what I will carry forever.   I later found out from some of the guys at the guys at work that they showed us on TV a couple of times.   

This season I have been able to take two of my other sons to their first ballgames.  I now get to sit on the couch at night as the boys put on their plastic Astros helmets and race around the living room practicing their slides and using any long object within reach as bat.
I have the joy of watching them become Astro fans.  I had to put on the Oswalt/Zambrano game I had TIVOed because they would not accept the fact that the Astros were not playing last night.

But I guess none of this matters because the Astros aren't good this year.

Talk Zone / Advice for first trip to MMPUS
« on: March 30, 2007, 04:37:38 pm »

I be making my first trip to MMPUS for Opening day with one of my sons.  I haven't been to a game since '93 in the Dome.  Any advice for parking, batting practice, things to avoid etc. would be greatly appreciated.

I would like to get meet some of y'all if I get the chance.

We will be in section 313 row 1.

Talk Zone / Non BB - Relocation to Houston
« on: September 01, 2006, 11:48:40 am »
Hey gang,

There is a high probability that I will be relocating from San Antonio to the Houston area. My new job would be around the 610-I10 interchange on the East side of town (around the McCarty exit).

any ideas as to good places to live?...

I have 5 kids so a family oriented community is a must.

We currently live in the Hill Country on about an acre and a half, and we would prefer to live in a "country" setting vs. the city, but I don't know if that is a reasonble expectation given the location of the job.

Please give me your opinions of where to start looking!



 Warning - your Wonderlic may drop a couple of points

I had to beat VirtualDarrell to the punch.

Talk Zone / Roger takes another 2-1 loss
« on: March 17, 2006, 01:20:25 am »
USA eliminated by Mexico.

Talk Zone / Dan "Wrecking Ball" Wheeler
« on: February 26, 2006, 07:02:04 pm »

 Teammates call Astros reliever Dan Wheeler "Wrecking Ball" because Wheeler recorded the final out at Busch Stadium in last season's National League Championship Series. Busch Stadium has since been torn down.

That is sweet.

Talk Zone / Great news : Non BB
« on: January 17, 2006, 10:19:32 pm »
My oldest son, Jarrett was diagnosed with cancer back in May.  He has undergone 6 rounds of brutal chemotherapy in the past 6 months.  

Last week he underwent a series of scans to check how effective the treatments have been.  On Friday we got the news that Jarrett is cancer free!  Needless to say Mom, Dad, brothers and sister are thrilled.

Thanks to all who have prayed for him.


Talk Zone / San Antonio Marlins?
« on: December 06, 2005, 06:38:47 pm »
 The story

I'd love to see it happen, but really don't think it will.

Talk Zone / Busch Stadium's visitors locker room carpet
« on: October 20, 2005, 02:23:33 am »
Will still be damp with Astro's champagne when they blow that mother up.  I know they are selling off all they can from the stadium (including urinals).  I wonder if they are selling anything from the visitor's locker room?

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