Found September 07, 2013 on Next Impulse Sports:
PLAYERS: Jose Altuve
TEAMS: Houston Astros
Here’s a hilarious picture of Jose Altuve standing next to Nate Freiman during a recent Astros-Athletics game in Oakland. Altuve is 5’5, Freiman is 6’8. Maybe Freiman should consider playing for the Giants, I think he’d be a good fit. [Reddit] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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