We’re about 35 minutes away from the start of the 2009 Draft…I’m all set up in the corner of the room, waiting for the action to begin. Actually, we — and by we, I mean anyone waiting to find out who the Astros pick first — are probably around two hours away from any real excitement, considering the Astros have the 21st selection this year and there is a five-minute wait in between each one in the first round.
Check back early and often, as I’ll be posting updates and pictures on this blog, as well as updating my Twitter page at @alysonfooter.
Photos from the first hour:
Not sure how many owners attend the Draft, but Drayton McLane likes to be in the middle of the action.
The group watches the intro show on MLB Network.
GM Ed Wade and Asst. GM/Scouting Director Bobby Heck.