There's been a lot of nonsense coming out of the Houston Astros this week. Primarily the nonsense around the Houston Area Women's Center and a canceled gala that instead of being handled quietly saw the Astros filtering press statements through attorneys. Here's a hint, the Astros lost that PR war. There was also the departure of team president George Postolos who supposedly resigned to return to his consulting business. So welcome aboard Reid Ryan. Now how about getting a television deal handled?
Bo Porter has no time for your petty concerns
But lost in all of that insanity has been the team's continued crappy play on the field. And lost in the team's continued crappy play on the field is the fact that some of the players aren't exactly thrilled with the machinations of new manager Bo Porter.
You don't get any of that from Chronicle beat writer Brian T. Smith's craptastic puff-piece profile of Bo Porter that ran behind that damn payroll in Sunday's Chronicle. In that piece, Porter is presented as a Greek god, stranded on earth with the mere mortals who can't live up to the expectations that Porter places on himself.