Happy Father’s Day to all of the Dads out there! The Astros gave us a third straight win last night and may or may not have reached an agreement with top draft pick Mark Appel. Here are a few links to try and help sort things out.
Let’s start with a Father’s Day post about the Ryan family.
"They always made it a point to include us. We went everywhere on the road during the summer. I got to have the greatest childhood ever because I spent a lot of summers traveling to all the big league cities. Taking batting practice. Playing catch. We’d show up early at Wrigley or Fenway or wherever. We’d come out at noon and he’d let us hit and do really cool stuff."
Hare’s a post from Brian T. Smith on the Appel situation — includes links to John Heyman’s report of the deal, Jeff Luhnow’s response, and Baseball America’s article confirming the deal and the alleged dollar amount.
"Domingo Santana belted a home run to left field in the 11th inning Friday night, handing the Hooks a 3-2 victory and a first-half championship before 10,769 at Dr Pepper Ballpark."
Max Stassi (photo by Tammy Tucker)