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Houston Astros Are the Best Team in Baseball—At Least for One Night:
Expectations are low for the Houston Astros in 2013, but for at least a night they are the best team in baseball.
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The game was the only game of the night; the official opener for the 2013 season making it quite likely that baseball fans eager to get their first fix of regular season action were tuning in. Neither team was necessarily ‘their’ team, but the first game of the season is still the first game of the season.
How can you not watch?
Some would say it would be easy not to since the Houston Astros are expected to be the worst team in baseball yet again. It is unclear just what the Texas Rangers are going to look like this year without slugger Josh Hamilton, Michael Young, or Mike Napoli in the lineup.
Those that did tune got a reminder of why the game of baseball is such a great game.
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