Baseball Dinner and Caravan highlight a busy week
When the 2011 caravan concludes in a couple of weeks, the Astros will have visited more than a dozen cities, talked to hundreds of kids and signed countless amounts of autographs for fans in just about every market considered “Astros territory.”
This week ended with visits to Katy Elementary and the Brookwood Community, in addition to the annual Baseball Dinner, honoring the best players from the 2010 season.
Though they fly under the public radar, the Astros community development department should be commended. These folks have the caravan running like a well-oiled machine, sticking to the schedule and shuffling players in and out of town with perfect timing. Somehow, they’re not a minute late to any scheduled appearance so far have had not one issue with players forgetting where they need to be, or what time they need to be there. I don’t know how they do it, but that’s probably why they’re in charge and the rest of us just follow instructions.
Anyhoo…here’s the pictorial rundown of the week that was (and still is)…
Bill Hall, Hunter Pence
Lots and lots and lots of Katy students.
Dave Raymond interviews one lucky student
Bobby Meacham, Hall, Pence
Pence with Brookwood residents
Astros Rookie of the Year Chris Johnson with his mom, Karen.
Drayton McLane, Hunter Pence, Chris Johnson
A bearded Brett Myers talks to the media before the banquet.
Brad Mills, Chris Johnson