Now that I know that the people I care for are safe, I can focus on selfish things. As I mentioned earlier, we were supposed to have Bear's family birthday celebration yesterday. As I feared, the game was not held. Poor Bear. He's disappointed but he has learned that things don't always go the way you want them to. And, he knows that we'll make it up to him. Besides, he never knew about the message being sent to him.
However, the game was played. In what was supposed to be a neutral location, Milwaukee, WI. BTW, Milwaukee is about 90 miles from Chicago. The Chicago Cubs are who the Astros were playing against. I ask you, does that sound neutral?
To make matters worse, our guys have been through a hurricane. They are concerned about their families, friends, homes. Like the rest of us, I'm sure they've had little sleep. Yet, they were asked to get on a plane at 4:30 am and without rest, play a game.
They were told that they are the home team. Our guys said, "No, we are not playing at home. We will wear our away uniform." They are as upset about this as the fans are.
This is a critical series for the Astros. We are very close to the Wildcard which means they have a chance at the play-offs for National League Championship which could then lead to a World Series win. We need to win this series.
Yesterday's game was a shut-out. The Astros lost. I think there should be an asterisk by this game. The Cub's did not earn a true shut-out status, in my opinion.
And I'm not just saying that because Bear's game got screwed.