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Game 45 Thread, May 21, 2021, 7:10 CDT. Astros @ Rangers

Rookie Tyler Ivey gets his debut starting against the Mall Cops (with apologies to mall cops)

Houston Astros v St. Louis Cardinals
Tyler Ivey #63 of the Houston Astros delivers a pitch during the eighth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals during a Grapefruit League spring training game 
Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images

To me, the human interest of a young man making his major league debut is greater than almost any game. We all here have probably played some baseball, and we know how hard it is. The amount of dedication for even the most talented person to get to the big leagues is monumental. The amount of work is almost incomprehensible, and even with all that, the vast majority who put in the effort don’t make it.

To even play one game in the major leagues is a thrill and an accomplishment beyond comparison, (except a long career and a trip to Cooperstown) and today Tyler Ivey has that thrill.

And I, for one, am thrilled to be able to have that chance to experience that with him tonight.

Go Tyler.

Go Stros. Beat the South Okies boys.

Here’s tonight’s lineups.

For more on tonight’s game and series check out Ckuno’s excellent analysis HERE.

For Your Viewing and Listening Pleasure

Game 1: Friday, May 21st @ 7:05 pm CDT
Listen: Astros - KBME 790 AM/94.5 FM HD-2, KLAT 1010, KTRH 740 AM/99.1 FM HD-2 / Rangers - 105.3 The Fan, KFLC 1270
Watch: Astros - ATT SportsNet-SW / Rangers - Bally Sports Southwest

Fun fact: Jose Altuve is on a 14 game hitting streak and has been hitting .400 during this span. Keep booing all you idiots out there in Astros-haterland.

He must have the buzzer going again.