Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Merry Christmas, Alan Ashby

The Houston Astros unceremoniously dumped Alan Ashby, their radio color guy, yesterday. Ashby said he was "devastated" and had no idea he was doing to get the axe. For years the Houston sportswriters have been telling me that Astros owner Drayton MacLane was a class act. They were wrong. Drayton MacLane is Ebeneezer Scrooge in a suit.

1 comment:

Jayme Lynn Blaschke said...

Bill, I dealt with McLane on occasion when I was in Temple. And Lisa's family had some dealings with him in the distant past as well. Ask me about him the next time we're at a con.

And yeah, I always though Ashby was a great commentator. This sux, as the French say.