Originally Posted by blandman
Tell that to Astros fans. Think they're looking forward to this season?
Sure they are, myself included, but now that they directly compete with the Sox, my interest is a bit lessened.
Astros fans want to see how this whole AL thing shakes out, to see which of the top prospects push their way on a big league roster, to see if anyone busts out by surprise, to see who they pick first, and what else Luhnow can do to speed the rebuild, which deals they can make to add young talent.
We did go though that ourselves not too long ago, though it was longer and more painful in the late 80s than in the late 90s. Too bad we don't have another young Frank Thomas to build around when we have to reload or rebuild again in a few years.