Sunday, September 16, 2007

Strange feeling for Houston

This is the first time since 2002 the Houston Astros' games in September are totally meaningless for the home team.

Yes, the Astros play the Milwaukee Brewers in a three-game series beginning Monday, but only the Brewers could be playing in October.

As for Houston, this month has been about seeing what the future holds for the organization -- and that's a strange feeling.

Even last year, when Houston missed the playoffs for the first time since 2002, the team staged a daring late-season run that left it just short of the NL Central title.

So as late summer turns to fall, fans at Minute Maid Park won't be close to thinking of the immediate future when they look on the field. They will be forced to think about 2008 and beyond.

That's something Houston's recent success hasn't prepared them for.


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