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Berkman: Astros' move to AL 'a travesty'

Posted on: November 8, 2011 3:56 pm
Lance BerkmanBy C. Trent Rosecrans

Lance Berkman won a World Series with the Cardinals, but he'll still be identified mostly with the Astros, where he spent the first 11-plus years of his career in Houston and in the National League. Berkman, a Houston native, isn't happy with the idea that the Astros could move to the American League.

"I think it's a travesty," Berkman said during a news conference on Tuesday (via the Houston Chronicle). "It's a National League franchise. I think if they were going to do something like that, Milwaukee's the choice to go back to the American League; they're historically an American League franchise.

"It's a shame, I think, that Bud Selig is probably going to make that be sort of a condition of the sale. I don't like it. Even when I retire and live here in Houston, I don't want to go watch American League baseball. I'd like to have a National League team."

There could be an ulterior motive -- Berkman hit .425/.477/.900 with five home runs in 11 games against the Astros in 2011 and .196/.274/.304 with one homer in 15 games against the Brewers.

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Since: Nov 13, 2008
Posted on: November 8, 2011 4:58 pm

Berkman: Astros' move to AL 'a travesty'

You would think Berkman would be happy with this move.  It may be the only way he gets to end his long career with the Astros, as a DH.

Since: Aug 2, 2011
Posted on: November 8, 2011 4:48 pm

Berkman: Astros' move to AL 'a travesty'

Its about time, the fans and most importantly, the players were listened to.

Nobody wants Houston to move to the AL so, geographically and logically if they wish to increase the AL to 15 teams then Milwaukee should be moved back in to the AL, however, an increase in AL teams could come through the integration of maybe a new franchise by 2014/2015 if prospective cities/ states are prepared to host a MLB team.

Since: Sep 17, 2010
Posted on: November 8, 2011 4:39 pm

Berkman: Astros' move to AL 'a travesty'

Happy for the only guy left from the killer B,s. He is a very good player and seems to be a class act. He did however stink it up with the Yanks. He was plagued with injuries and never settled in as a utility player. He will retire an Astro and be regarded as one of their finest players in the Houston Astro,s organization along side Biggio and Bagwell.

Since: Jan 16, 2008
Posted on: November 8, 2011 4:21 pm

Berkman: Astros' move to AL 'a travesty'

Yeah Dave- and he has a 2011 ring and the Yankees faded to the Tigers.... 

Since: Nov 8, 2011
Posted on: November 8, 2011 3:58 pm

Berkman: Astros' move to AL 'a travesty'

  He also sucked with the Yankees. He needs to stay in the National League.

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