Old buddy Mark Mulder versus Roy Oswalt. The Astros looking to even the series before heading down to Houston. I'm rooting hard for the Cardinals because I really want the NL to win the series over whatever AL team gets there this year. Could you imagine Rex Hudler and/or Hawk if either one of those teams win the World Series? Yuck.
I've heard some rumors that Rene Lachemann is now in the fold for A's manager. I like the idea. I saw Lachemann run a few practices this past spring training and he was all over his players about doing things the right way. He's also a guy who loves to joke and harrass, so I imagine the atmosphere in the clubhouse would remain light.
Any way, feel free to discuss.