Astros Q & A with a Cleveland Indians blogger

Much to the dismay of many Houston fans the Astros are moving to the American League in 2013. It will mark a new chapter in the history of the franchise that joined the National League as an expansion team in 1962. This season will be the sixteenth that has featured regular season interleague games. That means an entire generation of baseball fans has no recollection of the days when N.L. teams and A.L. teams met only in the World Series.

In addition to the traditional rivalry games with the Rangers, this year’s  interleague schedule has the Astros facing off against a trio of A.L. Central division opponents. The Astros will make an extra trip to the wonderful city of Chicago to face the White Sox in early June. Later that month the Royals and the Indians will be making the trek to Minute Maid Park.

Indians fans probably aren’t that familiar with the Astros. The two teams haven’t met since the 2001 season. Mike Brandyberry of Did the Tribe Win Last Night? recently contacted me with a few questions concerning the 2012 ‘Stros. Don’t worry, I didn’t give away any secrets. Click on the page below to read Mike’s article.

 

 

Topics: Astros, Carlos Lee, Cleveland Indians, Hunter Pence, Jeff Luhnow, Roy Oswalt

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  • Its Gonna Happen

    Its fun to mix it up with other fans like that. The one thing that I would have added was the last question, what would make 2012 a successful year, I would have said something regarding the many many rookies we introduced last year making strides in the right direction and not regressing. Especially Altuve, Lyles, Martinez and Paredes. Or even our younger guys down on the farm making strides, that way at least our future is looking bright, and that’s what we should be keeping our eye on. I liked it though. Any chance for more?

  • astrosince1975

    @Its Gonna Happen I agree on your take about the youngsters. Definitely more collaborating to come, starting with our Cubs site next weekend. It looks like Crane took “step one to regaining respectability” today by lowering prices.

  • Its Gonna Happen

    @astrosince1975 “Definitely more to come” Awesome! And as far as Crane goes, I’m an Astros fan, I’m coming to games watching it on tv or listening to it on the radio regardless of price, just don’t change the name. For the less enthusiastic fans (the majority), lower prices is a good start, but nobody wants to pay to lose. Just win baby!

  • Its Gonna Happen

    Its fun to mix it up with other fans like that. The one thing that I would have added was the last question, what would make 2012 a successful year, I would have said something regarding the many many rookies we introduced last year making strides in the right direction and not regressing. Especially Altuve, Lyles, Martinez and Paredes. Or even our younger guys down on the farm making strides, that way at least our future is looking bright, and that’s what we should be keeping our eye on. I liked it though. Any chance for more?

    • astrosince1975

      @Its Gonna Happen I agree on your take about the youngsters. Definitely more collaborating to come, starting with our Cubs site next weekend. It looks like Crane took “step one to regaining respectability” today by lowering prices.

      • Its Gonna Happen

        @astrosince1975 “Definitely more to come” Awesome! And as far as Crane goes, I’m an Astros fan, I’m coming to games watching it on tv or listening to it on the radio regardless of price, just don’t change the name. For the less enthusiastic fans (the majority), lower prices is a good start, but nobody wants to pay to lose. Just win baby!