Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Way to Go Craig!

Those of us who follow baseball here in Houston are a little sad now. Second baseman Craig Biggio announced that he will retire at the end of the season. We have watched him for twenty years and there is not much anyone can say that has not already been said. He has played baseball the way it should be played. He loved the game and respected it. He also respected the fans. He always had a good relationship with teammates. If ever a teammate needed advise, he was there. He had a good realtionship even with the media. The Astros will miss him on the field. When he started with the Astros as a catcher he never thought he would reach the milestones he has. He is actually hoping that he would be able to catch an inning in the last game. He says since the Astros will be playing the Braves, it will depend on them. If they are in the thick of the race, he wont disrupt the game. But it would be nice. Are you listening Atlanta?

He is well known in Houston and now he will get to spend more time with his family. He is also looking forward to spending more time with the Sunshine Kids for kids with cancer. I also suspect the Astros will not let him go away completely. I think he will always be involved with the team in some way.

To top off the emotional day in which he announced his retirement, he hit a grand slam home run to help the Astros win the game last night. B-G-O, B-G-O. Thanks for playing the game with us!


pineapple said...

Wah! All my favorite players keep leaving! I love Biggio.