First up we have Jeroen, our favorite Dutch Card Guy with another trade from across the seas...
He sent me a slew of older Astros, including these greats:
Next up, an auto I picked up super cheap on eBay!
On a separate note, I'm a little miffed at ESPN's reaction (namely Buster "East Coast Home-er" Olney Jr.) and his remarks about Matt Cain's Perfect Game, saying in so many words "chill out people, it's the crappy Astros who are horrible and deserve no respect from us baseball 'old-timers' who cover this game, let's wait and see if Cain can do it against a REAL team". Look Buster (if that is your REAL NAME), the Astros have a respectable squad this year, we aren't the joke of a team we were last year, a team that finished with over 100 losses. This team is well on their way to a decent season considering the dire predictions everyone had at the beginning of the year (myself included). This team is fun to watch. We ran into a GREAT pitcher when he had his best stuff, give the guy some respect. His team played great defense behind him as well. That shot by Schafer to deep right center, 95% of the time that's a double... just happened that last night the fielder got to it. And it was, from the highlights I saw, an amazing performance by Cain. This was not Cain vs. a AAA team... this was Cain against a team of guys who would still be on other teams' roster for the most part. No, we aren't the '27 Yanks, but we aren't the even the worst team in baseball this year... let's not forget that it was the defending World Series champs who got no-hit earlier this year, it can happen to any team when a pitcher like Cain puts up a game like he did last night. Alright, rant done.