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Thursday, September 30, 2004

Astros: A Winning Attitude 

Not only are the Astros doing the right things on the the field lately, they're saying the right things off of it.

Lance Berkman, on last night's egde-of-your-seat win against St. Louis:

"There was never a point I thought we were going to lose."
Craig Biggio:

"We know what's at stake. We believe in ourselves. We believe in the guys in here."
Manger Phil Garner:

"We're playing now like we're not going to get beat. When the pressure has been greatest, we've gotten it done."
At this time last year, Houston entered the final three games tied with Chicago for the division lead. They promptly lost their next two, while the Cubs won theirs to clinch the division.

Even when they were tied, it just felt like Houston was living on borrowed time. The Cubs had a swagger about them that made me feel uneasy. In the pit of my stomach I knew that Houston would fold. Not so this year. This team has battled against adversity since May and for all the trials and tribulations, here they are now: sitting atop the standings with a playoff berth in their grasp.

They know it. They feel it. They want it.


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