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Houston Winning Ways Defy Successful Baseball Formula


Astros Major League Surprise Team Of Year Thus Far

By John Ventola

Last year I posted a blog about a surprising Kansas City Royals team that was playing solid baseball through the first three months of the 2014 season and seemed to have the capability to contend for the American League Central crown, or at least a shot at a wild card spot in the league’s playoffs. The Royals went on to secure the wildcard spot, work their way through the playoffs, win the American League pennant, and battle the San Francisco Giants in the World Series. That Royals team lost in the Series, but have continued their excellent play this season. Continue reading