Well, the San Fransisco Giants just finished putting a whoopin' on the Astros in their 3 game season opening series, 18-6.
The Astros top two HEALTHY star hitters went a combined TWO FOR TWENTY FOUR. Are you freaking kidding me? I know Lance Berkman is hurt and all, but what the HELL man?
As a team, they are in the top 5 of only THREE offensive categories (double T5th, triples T2nd, caught stealing T1). Other than that? Bottom six in all the rest of the categories. And guess what? Fans are still paying to see this crap.
Now, don't get me wrong, most of us Astros fans knew what to expect this season: AA ball. There's no way we could have been convinced that a two deep pitching staff and 3 solid bats (Bourn is too streaky to be considered solid) would lead to anything more than 60 wins. after Oswalt and WayRod, no one can be trusted, in my opinion, with even a sliver of hope to win a game.
The sad thing about all of this? The usual cellar dwellers (the Pirates) put up TWELVE RUNS in their FIRST game. No, not those Somalian pirates that have been attempting to hijack ships in the open seas, but those woeful Pittsburgh Pirates, the ones who haven't been good since some mediocre player Barry Bonds was in their outfield.
What's all of this mean? It means the season is only three games old and no one should freak out because their team is sucking. Or because your fantasy is absolutely blowing so far (and I do mean blowing...not one of my 4 teams is currently leading this week).
To use an overused cliche, the season is a marathon, not a sprint, and you gotta prepare yourself for the long haul.