The last day of the season, in pictures.
The Astros wrapped up their season Wednesday night and immediately began the process of packing up their lockers in anticipation of heading home for the winter.
The last day of the season is a lot like the last day of school. Lots of hugs, goodbyes, thank yous, and see-you-next-years. More than one person joked that conversations at the end of the season sound a lot like what we used to write in yearbooks — “Thanks for everything!” “See you next year!” “Have a great (winter)!”
Brad Mills and the coaches made their way around the locker room to say their goodbyes and thank the players for their effort, and teammates exchanged handshakes and hugs as they prepared to go their separate ways for the next four-plus months.
When a team is in the playoffs, most of the packing of lockers happens the day after the official end of the season, which occurs with either a playoff series loss or a World Series win. When a team isn’t a contender, there’s lot of time to prepare for the final game of the season, because that date is already set in stone and everyone knows it’s coming.
Therefore, most of the Astros cleared out of the clubhouse for good after Wednesday’s game, rather than come back the next day for the traditional “bag day,” as they call it in baseball.
Images from the final game of the season can be found below. And to our fans, a sincere thank you for your interest and continued support of our baseball team. Thanks for the interaction and comments, even when times got tough. See you in 2012!
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