Wednesday, December 8

José Altuve launches into the history books with the help of a legend


HOUSTON – This is a story about Reggie Jackson and José Altuve. In October. Yes, in the same sentence. In the same breath. In the same small space of time, just before Game 2 of the World Series turned into a story about its literal and figurative intersection.

“He’s right there with him,” Astros hitting coach Alex Cintron says of Altuve. “It has happened to everyone.

“It’s crazy. Unbelievable.”

With five early runs, the Astros returned to the series with a 7-2 victory at the close of Atlanta’s 6-2 Game 1 win. It was another postseason game that howled with laughter at how we think baseball in this Information Age can be hacked like computer code to find out what’s going to happen. Divide all the percentages and pairings you want. Write your use of the bullpen. Get defensive graphics out of your back pocket.




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