Houston Astros Are Looking Good this Spring
In the wake of the first competitive season, the Houston Astros have had in a while, my father and I decided it was time for our first trip to Spring Training. We have always wanted to go, but the plan always seemed to fall through, but, this time, it worked out perfectly.
We flew out of Houston to Orlando and made the short drive to Kissimmee after getting settled in the hotel. First off, I was very impressed with the Astros home park. It blows my mind how much money is put into complexions that are used a little over a month per year. Nonetheless, we walked over to watch some BP.
This is my favorite part of Spring Training. There are about 3-4 high school fields behind the main stadium where the good guys take BP a couple of hours before the game, just freely walking around and signing autographs. The security is always watching, but you are able to watch the guys hit just like you would a high school team, and they walk from field to field among the fans, signing autographs and taking pictures along the way.
These guys are just regular guys who just so happen to be extremely good at baseball. This open event shows how down to earth they are and how easy they are to talk to, as well as how compassionate they are for the sport. George Springer, Jake Marisnick, and Carlos Gomez were cracking jokes the entire time in their hitting group, but everyone in that group would walk right over to the hitting coach and ask “How’d that look coach?”
While I could talk about my personal experience forever, the subject of this post is to evaluate what we have seen so far.
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