Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 1/9/13
J.J. Watt has only been in the Houston area for two years now, but apparently he’s a big Craig Biggio fan. The star defensive end wore a Biggio Houston Astros jersey to his news conference on Wednesday and said he believes the second baseman should be in the Baseball Hall of Fame, according to the Texans’ Twitter account. Biggio led the 2013 hall of fame class in voting, but still fell 39 votes short of getting elected. The Astros’ second baseman received 68.2 percent of the vote. Biggio is one of 28 players in the 3,000-hit club. Among those players, only Pete Rose, Rafael Palmeiro, Derek Jeter and now Biggio are not in Cooperstown. Jeter, of course, won’t be eligible until five years after he retires. Photo via Twitter/HoustonTexans

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