Final roster official soon; FanFest fun at the ballpark.
Cecil Cooper plans to finalize the Astros’ Opening Day roster after the game today, and it’ll come as a surprise to no one when Russ Ortiz is named the fifth starter, Jose Capellan is sent to the Minor Leagues and Jason Smith is named the backup utility infielder.
Reggie Abercrombie already knows that he didn’t make the team, and as always, he was classy and professional with his reaction. He commended the Astros for signing Jason Michaels in the offseason, saying, “Michaels is an outstanding player. You can’t not go get him. He makes the team better.”
That’s why Reggie is a great teammate, and liked by everyone.
Snapped a few pictures of FanFest at Minute Maid Park today…
Puma, Abercrombie, Blum, Capellan (hidden by a bat)
Astros broadcasters at a Talkin’ Baseball session.
Mrs. Puma, Cara Berkman, chatting with FS Houston’s Patti Smith during a Women in Baseball session.
Drayton McLane signs autographs.
The new guys, Jeff Keppinger, sitting next to Humberto Quintero.