Imagine you're Brian T. Smith or Brian McTaggart, or some other poor fool named Brian and your job is to write about the Astros every day. You've got to tell it like it is, but you don't want to alienate your readers with relentless bad news. What do you do?
It's like the old song: you've got to Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive.
But can you imagine how hard that is in the face of loss after loss, sweep after sweep? Even the most creative writer will have a hard time seeing the upside after a while.
That's why I created the Crowd Sourced Positive Spin Astros Headline Database (CSPSAHD). Together, we can help the Brians—or whoever else might have the difficult job of covering the Astros every day—find something good to say on those days when their creativity is stretched beyond the limit.
I've seeded the CSPSAHD with the entries below, but I'm sure Crawfish Boxes nation can keep this going, so the Brians are never at a loss for something good to say. Have at it.
No Astros Injured in Blowout Loss to (----)
Porter Points to Plusses in Astros’ Late Innings Loss
Maxell Rehab Progressing; Astros Lose
Humber Goes Four Strong; Bats Can’t Overcome His 8-Run First
Peacock Outduels Own Shadow in Simulated Game
Crane: Team Doing Excellent Job Lowering Expectations
Porter a Beacon of Calm Positivity; Astros Lose
Castro Tickled to Learn Last Name Rhymes with Team Name
Fans Take Astros Loss in Stride on 3-for-1 Beer Night
Astros Lose, But Bedard’s ERA Falls below 8.00
Astros Lose but Porter Refusing to Give in to Despair
Young Players Form Strong Bonds amid Adversity
Luhnow Points to Jump in Expected-Wins-by-Payroll Stat
Porter Lucid, Coherent after Astros Take Drubbing
Luhnow Encouraged by Declining Margin of Defeat Stat