Remember that guy who hit the series-winning home run versus the Houston Astros?
While the word legend might be a strong word for a player like Geoff Blum as a baseball player, he was what the Houston Astros needed during his two stints with the team. For the young guys reading this post, congrats on learning how to read, Blum was the Marwin Gonzalez of the Astros during the 2000’s in two different stints with the Astros. He could play third, shortstop, and occasionally get some playing time in the corner outfield spots. While he may not have had the career of a Craig Biggio or Jeff Bagwell, but he filled a significant role during part of the time that the Astros were playing good baseball.
Astros fans might also remember Blum as the guy who broke our hearts in the 2005 World Series as he only had one homer all year, but he had a crucial homer to help the Chicago White Sox. A decade later, I’m not going to say that I still hung up on that home run than Blum hit in the 18th inning, well there goes that denial. In 2013 following his retirement from baseball, he joined the Astros broadcast team. He still joins the broadcasts with the Astros but doesn’t do each game.
Blum brings his humor and personality to the broadcast; sometimes you forgot how bad the product was on the field listening to him call the game. You can listen to the interview or continue reading by clicking below.