Ah it was just about a perfect afternoon, weather-wise, in Houston today.
With the day off, our local hockey team decided to do a little team-building at Minute Maid Park.
Tonight, they'll watch the Astros try to win their first game of the year.
But this afternoon, many of the Aeros got a once-in-a-lifetime chance to take batting practice down on the field.
I was there, did a few interviews and took lots of pictures. I will try to get more of these up tonight, but I wanted to throw in a few of my favorite shots from the ballpark.
I stayed for about half the batting practice, but from what I saw, Pete Zingoni hit the best, at least on a consistent basis. Andy Hilbert was the first to nearly hit one out to left. Jon DiSalvatore had a good power stroke to that same part of the park, but just didn't get enough loft on his drives toward the short porch.
Most I talked to agreed that Justin Falk is the best baseball player on the team. And one member of the team said that Benoit Pouliot can really effin' hit the ball. Only he didn't say effin.
Kevin Constantine talks to Astros Manager Brad Mills
This is how a Barry Brust baseball card might look