For those Astros fans out there who haven’t checked out Dan’s blog “Hooked on the Hooks,” about the Astros’ Texas League affiliates, Corpus Christi, I recommend you check it out periodically, as he updates it on more or less a per-series basis.
It’s great to get opinions from someone who is actually at the games, and he often has great video. Today is no exception, as he has posted video of the Jordan Parraz-Brian Esposito collision at the plate. Reading the papers, it seemed rather similar to the Darin Erstad-Johnny Estrada play years ago. A little excessive, but hard-nosed and ultimately forgivable.
Go check out the video at his page, though, and you’ll see that it was just pretty brutal. Ouch. Thank God Esposito is okay, is all I can say, and Parraz definitely deserved to get beaned at his next trip to the plate.