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The fact that there are 162 games never really bothered me one way or another. It's kind of nice just seeing how teams slowly change position through the season. What would be the advantage to reducing the number of games? Now, on the other hand, I could make an argument for reducing the number of innings. It's not that the season is too long, it's that a lot of the games are! Look around - half the crowd leaves in the 8th.

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i don't think it's completely about the money. football games have 3-4 times the capacity, with 3-4 times the ticket prices.

also, i think a single game in the NFL is a lot more decisive the baseball or hockey. there are more chances that the better team is going to win, rather then in baseball where there are more chances that the worst team in the league can beat the best team in the league. that's why they have series. and it takes more games to decide who really desrves to be in the playoffs.

i think they should shorten the time between pitches. speed baseball, that would be a lot more fun.

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Well...i guess...better luck next year lol wow its not even the allstar break and were already out of contention (barring a comeback unequal to any in history) the pitching is there...just no bats but you cant just forget about em...we'll be back in the swing of things in a few years or less...hopefully less

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Well...i guess...better luck next year lol    wow its not even the allstar break and were already out of contention (barring a comeback unequal to any in history)  the pitching is there...just no bats  but you cant just forget about em...we'll be back in the swing of things in a few years or less...hopefully less

Yeah it's going to be a couple of years at the least, there going to have to almost completely rebuild the team.

What's worse is that the Stros farm system has always been so strong through the last 10 years. Unfortunately it's now seen it's better days.

I know Biggio and I can tell you that theres not a better class of players in the majors.

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Yeah it's going to be a couple of years at the least, there going to have to almost completely rebuild the team.

What's worse is that the Stros farm system has always been so strong through the last 10 years. Unfortunately it's now seen it's better days.

I know Biggio and I can tell you that theres not a better class of players in the majors.

DONT lose faith just yet.....We're coming back!! We just passed up the Brewers, now only 2 games behind Chicago. Currently #3 in our division. Their is still I believe 81 games left in the regular season. Hope I have'nt spoken too soon <_<

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I tried to get tickets at the gate on the 4th, and the only tickets left were standing room only. No big deal....until they wanted $10.00 for them. What happend to the $5.00 standing room tickets, and they used to be $1.00 way back.

I refuse to pay more for standing room than upper deck seats. Upper deck seats go for $5.00.

Anyway, we watched the game at the B.U.S. and had a good time with cheaper (but not much cheaper) beer.

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I tried to get tickets at the gate on the 4th, and the only tickets left were standing room only.  No big deal....until they wanted $10.00 for them.  What happend to the $5.00 standing room tickets, and they used to be $1.00 way back.

I refuse to pay more for standing room than upper deck seats.  Upper deck seats go for $5.00.

Anyway, we watched the game at the B.U.S. and had a good time with cheaper (but not much cheaper) beer.

I love that place. Always a good time there.

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You lucky bastards <_< .....I can't even catch the Astros on TV anymore. At first AFN(Arm Forces Network) was carrying games becuase of there last season then Stros went into there slump and AFN didn't want to show a team that wasn't a contender for a championship(which is what they do). I'm hoping with enough wins they will bring them back. :D

Right now I just get my Astos coverage online or highlights on ESPN(AFN)

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After being down 5-1, Astros score 5 in the 8th to win 6-5, and finish the first half with a winning record, which coincidentally, is better than last year.

Way to go, Stros!

I was constantly refreshing the scoreboard on the sports section of the chron to get the most up to date score.

Sad I know but i have to get my Stros some how and I cant wait another 2 days for the paper to show today's game results.

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last night around 10, i clicked on chron.com and saw the headline: ensberg heading to allstar game. it was pretty vague, but it said ensberg was chosen to go to the allstar game, because an unnamed player would not be going. i was watching sports center at the time, and they mentioned how many believed ensberg should be going but he was now. i checked the astros website and there was no mention. then finally after midnight it was on the astros page, rolen dropping out and ensberg being chosen.

the chron article was by Richard Justice, maybe he found out somehow before it was officially released?

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does anyone know the whole situation with roger and being traded...i know his contract stated he could go where he wanted to if the astros werent staying competitive and they werent until recently...i havent heard any news about it so i guess he is staying...does anyone know for sure?

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I know as much as you in terms of being "in the know", but I think there is no way in hell Drayton trades Clemens. If the team were in last place, I still don't think he would do it. This city remembers too well the loss of Nolan Ryan, and as much as the city is 50/50 on Drayton, it would move to complete hatred of him, even if it was in Roger's best interest. Especially now that the team is 5 games out of the wild card, between Oswalt, Clemens, and Pettite (assuming he can stay healthy) they have the pitching to get them there. The question is the hitting, but that hasn't held them too far back in this past month. I would like to see one more bat in the lineup, this will be GM Purpura's toughest test of the season, keeping the chemistry, not giving up too much in the farm system, but providing one more offensive player. Should be interesting to see how it pans out.

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62 games left, and we have 10 more home games then away - which is good since we're a league leading 34-12 at home. things are looking much better then they were only a few weeks ago, but the NL East is still really tight, and the cubs probably aren't going to go away. its going to be a good race.

i saw my first walk-off homerun last night, it was great being there. too bad our attendance average is down several thousand from last year, hopefully that will pick up for the rest of the season.

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