Thursday, June 28, 2007

3,000!!!


What an unbelievable night at Minute Maid Park!

Craig Biggio goes 5-for-6 in what ends up being one of the most exciting games I've ever attended at that ballpark, passing the 3,000 hit mark (3,002 total) and becoming only the 27th man in baseball history to do that.

After the Rockies took a lead late in the game, it appeared that milestone for Biggio might be the best we could hope for tonight...then Carlos Lee deposits a little white ball in the Crawford Boxes for a walk-off grand slam to end the game, 8-5, in the 11th inning. The Astros got all three men on base and scored the grand slam with two outs.

You couldn't have scripted the end of this night better. Screams, yells, chants of "Biggio."

A historic evening at the ballpark. Amazing night. He's a great baseball player and citizen of Houston, and we were blessed to have him on the Astros all these years.

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