Today, the Astros begin a weekend series against the Milwaukee Prince Fielders.
Last night, however, was the Black Ties and Baseball Caps Astros Wives Gala. Alyson Footer did a nice write-up on it, complete with pictures, some highlights of which are below.
Hunter Pence and his “date,” Heidi.
Morgan Keppinger. And… some other people.
That’s nice, but it got me to thinking.
There are many things that are unfortunate about Aaron Boone having to undergo open-heart surgery during Spring Training. The least – the very least – is that we were robbed of pictures of Laura Cover, Boone’s wife, dressed up for the Wives Gala.
But I have a story about Laura.
I was born on April 15, 1977, in Bucyrus General Hospital in Bucyrus, Ohio. I was a bit premature, so they made me stay at the hospital for several weeks before releasing me. During that time, in the same hospital, Laura Cover was born.
We were in the same nursery together, at the same time, without any clothes. Therefore, Mr. Boone, I have to tell you that I have in fact been naked in the same room as your wife.
Speaking of Boone…
He begins his rehab assignment on Monday in Corpus Christi. The fact that he will even play baseball this year is crazy. Congratulations to him for his speedy recovery, and whether or not he plays an inning for the Astros this season, my hat is off to him.