Houston Astros: Three thoughts on the team’s unique situation

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Thought #3: A scapegoat and final intuitions

Don’t blame Daniella!

I have to admit that while I’m disappointed that Carlos Correa is out 4-6 weeks with fractured ribs, the reasoning behind it is a little suspicious. A massage?

This has to rank right up with baseball’s strangest injuries. I would probably put it third behind Nolan Ryan getting bitten by coyotes and Steve Sparks dislocating his shoulder by trying to rip a phone book. I don’t know if I buy the massage theory although I have spoken to a few athletic trainers I know about it and they said that rib fractures aren’t in a spot where massages occur.

So I guess we don’t know the full story. But one thing that is bothering me is that people are going all out in blaming Correa’s fiancee, Daniella Rodriguez. They think she was the one that caused the injury. First of all, it’s none of our business to question what goes on in their personal life. Second of all, this whole thing is getting ridiculous.

There were other tweets that I felt were too sensitive to post in this entry. While I’m sure people are joking in these tweets, Daniella can’t be blamed here. I see a couple in love with each other and we should continue to be happy for them.  It seems like someone has to be blamed for Correa’s

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injury and Daniella happens to be a scapegoat. C’MON MAN!

So she’s a problem by being engaged to Correa? She’s the reason Correa is hurting now or whenever Correa gets into a slump? What about when Correa was having his hot streaks at the plate or making great defensive plays? Shouldn’t we give her credit for making Carlos happy? It’s one thing to enjoy being a baseball player. But being a better person is something all of us, including myself, would like to be.

As I said, we don’t know the full story and probably will never know. But Daniella should be exempt from being the scapegoat for Correa’s injury. Okay, we’ll be without Correa for 4-6 weeks, but the best part is, he should be back by the All-Star Break. It’s going to be tough, but the truth is, we’re going to be fine and we know it.

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Final intuitions

Regardless of whether or not we had great wins or bad wins or ugly defeats, you have to look back and say that we beat the two teams that won a World Series within a year apart of us. That’s a huge statement for us. Now the next few weeks will be challenging given our circumstances, but because we have the depth, I think we can manage to hang out. Let’s just hope and pray no other injuries to occur here.

Until next time, go Houston Astros.