Mike Hampton Survives First Start

I'm a day or so late on this news, but whatever. It's still amazing no matter how many times you hear it.

When you read the recaps of the Houston Astros 4-1 win over the the Pittsburgh Pirates, the first thing you see is how amazing it is that they "stopped their five-game skid" or that "Miguel Tejada had a base hit! Wow!"

No. You should not give a crap about any of that stuff. The real news here is that Mike Hampton pitched six innings, struck out eight batters, and did not allow a single run. He did all this, without getting hurt. Not even a hangnail.

Congratulations, Mike. Hopefully we didn't just jinx you.

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