The Astros (51–105) have not played particularly meaningful baseball since May, yet their fans have had much to talk about over the past 24 hours:
- Play-by-play announcer Milo Hamilton called his last game. Hamilton, 85, has been in a MLB booth for 59 seasons (the last 28 in Houston), a feat surpassed only by Vin Scully.
- Houston won their final home game as a member of the National League, a 2–0 shoutout over the Cardinals. Next season, the Astros, who played their first game in 1962, join the American League West. (Might a 120-loss season be in reach?)
- Current Nationals third-base coach Bo Porter is set to head south to take the managerial reins for 2013, according to FoxSports.com.