Found September 03, 2012 on The Outside Corner:
Ah yes, here we are...the first edition of the End of Season Post-Mortem series. If you're new here (which about 90% of our reader base is in comparison to last year), here's a brief explanation: after a team is eliminated from the playoffs, we're going to put their season under a microscope and look at just what the hell went wrong, what went right, and so on and so forth. The goal is to post these the day after a team is eliminated, but this Astros piece is coming out a couple days later. It's all good. Also, for the first ten teams eliminated, we're going to post a series called "Hope for the Hopeless", which is going to be an expanded version of the "What Went Right" portion of the Post-Mortem series pieces. Anyway, here we are...the Houston Astros. Pretty much everyone expected this to be a rebuilding year for the Astros, but did anyone think they'd be 50 games under .500 at the beginning of September? There truly is nowhere to...
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