Houston Astros manager Cecil Cooper isn't happy his team had to play this weekend when his players minds were elsewhere after Hurricane Ike went through their home city. But to take it even further, having to play the Cubs 90-minutes to the North of Chicago, at Miller Park was a terrible decision by baseball.
If Houston isn't in the Wildcard playoff chase, it's a different story. But they are and taking two games and placing them at Miller Park where Cub fans showed up in mass.
The Astros players already looked like they had their minds elsewhere, then they were no-hit by Carlos Zambrano and dropped two games behind the Brewers in the wildcard chase.
Bud Selig and his small band of decision makers in the Major League Baseball offices messed up on this one. The Astros deserved better. At the very least, these games should have been placed at another location, not right in the Cubs back yards.