When Tampa comes to town, we can see what might have been. The (Devil) Rays are loaded with talent all over the field. They are everything that is good and just about baseball.
Tampa will be coming to town to play a series in Houston for the first time. The games aren't the main reason they are coming to Houston though. The main reason they will be here is to thank Houston owner Drayton McClain for making former GM Gerry Hunsicker's life miserable.
It's hard to remember, but no so long ago, the Astros were full of talent all over the field. That was when Hunsicker was running the team. But Drayton realized we didn't really need him and drove him off so the Astros could reach new heights under Tim Purpura.
Hunsicker went to Tampa and helped them get to a World Series. They continue to be very successful with their crazy brand of baseball, where you get talented young players and let them play. Weird, wacky stuff!
Don't get too upset though. If Hunsicker was still here, we wouldn't have players like Kaz Matsui, Pedro Feliz, and Brandon Lyon to root for. Who would want that?