Welcome to Appy Astros, a blog dedicated to following current & former Greeneville Astros, the Appalachian League affiliate of the Houston Astros. Here you will find reports on current G-Stros, updates on the development of former G-Stros and occasionally an update on what has happened to the guys who have hung up their spikes.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Altuve the 1st Greeneville All Star

Putting away my objective view and putting on my fan hat.  As I have said before, one of the aspects of living in Greeneville and following the Astros is you get to know the players.  It makes you cheer harder when they make it big and sometimes it hurts worse when they are released. Yesterday was one of those exciting days around the house as we got to watch the video of Jose Altuve finding out he had been named to the National League All Star team. 

He is now the first former Greeneville Astro to make it to the MLB All Star game.  Guys like Altuve don't come along every day. He is a special player and a solid person too.  I wrote about how special he is to fans in Greeneville last year when he got called up. My wife summed it up when when I showed her the video of him talking about his selection.  She said "he's a good kid". 

Our family has known that Jose is an All Star for several years.  Now the rest of the world gets to see what he can do.  Congrats Jose!

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