Turning two

This time of year, you make adjustments. That even goes for singers. So Carol Woods, who made an outstanding recovery after losing her place during "The Star-Spangled Banner," turned a rousing double play when she returned for "God Bless America" during the seventh-inning stretch. More fervor, more range, even a little extra plea ("God, please, bless America"). And this time she did it all facing the scoreboard. If the Astros clinch and go to the World Series tonight, they’ve got to sip some champagne for her — and bring her back. — Thomas Harding / MLB.com


  1. shaunforrester@cox.net

    This isn’t an NLCS blog. This is an Astros blog.And how can you be a famous singer and not remember the words to the National Anthem without some help from the scoreboard? Is Carol Woods a Texan? Only a Texan would claim to be patriotic and not know the words to “The Star Spangled Banner.” Kinda like the Prez who admittedly has trouble with the ENGLISH language,yet he’s the president and he has to address the Nation and try to hide his ignorance…The Houston ballpark sickens me.They should be forced to move left field back or raise that wall about 15 or 20 feet. I don’t think the Astros would have a single homerun in this postseason if it weren’t for that short field.Except maybe ones they’ve hit on the road. From what I remember, all of their homeruns have been just over that wall. That and the one Ausmus hit that was BARELY over the yellow line. The Astros wouldn’t be a .500 team without that ballpark.They built in so many advantages for the home team. It’s ridiculous.I can’t stand the Houston Astros.

  2. nitrohonda@yahoo.com

    Careful with the Texan comments. We’re drunks with guns. What’s wrong with our ballpark? Don’t we give our opponents the same chance to knock the balls out? Ahhh, you must be a Braves sore loser.

  3. inkballedtarget@yahoo.com

    Your team gets the same chance to put it over the fence as the astros do…Its not like we move the fence further away when the other team gets up to bat….

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