I hate the Houston Astros because they are damn good and show up when it's time to play the Yankees. They know they are good too. Last year when the Bombers lost to the Astros in 7 games in the ALCS it was evident that this team was going to be a problem for awhile. Yesterday's 5-1 loss to the Astros in the Bronx was just an annoying reminder that they are not going away.

This team actually reminds me of so many of the Red Sox teams I've hated from years past. I can't sit here and tell you I hate the Astros as much or more than the Red Sox but they just became a close second at that is saying a lot.

I need the Yankees to keep up the good work, make the playoffs and beat the Astros and Red Sox to get this taste out of my mouth.

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