Shrinking the NL Central

Donnie WoodContributor IApril 21, 2009

HOUSTON - OCTOBER 15:  Houston Astros fan Jeff Jordon of La Porte, Texas shows off his Astros logo haircut outside of the stadium before the start of Game Three of the National League Championship Series against the St. Louis Cardinals at Minute Maid Park on October 15, 2005 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

All of my pet peeves come from the sports world.  Well, all two of them.

The first one I have is that the only time it is okay to call out a lower score first is when you are calling out the score of a tennis match or volleyball game (six serving eight or 30-40).

It cooks my blood to hear a low score first.  I will ask what the score of the Oxford match was and hear "14-17," and I then comment in return, "No, we lost 17-14."

Another peeve I have is why in the world the Houston Astros are not in the American League West.

There is already one team from the state of Texas in the American League West.  Would it be so difficult to just slip the Astros over there?  It just seems to me when catching an afternoon game, or viewing my fantasy studs from Texas, that the division is tiny.

Sports are about precision and execution.  There is a well thought out, well practiced strategy depending on perfect execution and communication.  Sports are designed to be orderly, although typically the final product is contrary to order and oftentimes comes out in a gaggle.

Am I just an amateur rambling about something so unimportant?  Am I alone out there?