As The Stomach Turns: Houston Astros Edition

Posted: 14th October 2009 by Richard Zowie in MLB
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You know: in the 1960s and 1970s there was The Carol Burnett Show and in an ongoing skit they'd do a spoof of the soap opera As The World Turns with As The Stomach Turns. If the show were on now, they'd do a skit called As The Houston Astros' Fans' Stomachs Turn. Phil Garner, the former Astro who managed Houston to its first and only World Series appearance, was fired and replaced by Cecil Cooper, who was fired this season. Cooper, a good hitter when in his Major League career, showed that as a manager he's, well, a good hitter. So now, Cooper and his odd pitching changes and his clubhouse demeanor are gone, and now we're left wondering who will take charge next of Houston. Jeff Bagwell or Craig Biggio? Those would be great choices, considering how much respect those guys have for the game ...

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