Do the Astros have too many retired numbers?
Houston — Shortly after Roy Oswalt and Lance Berkman signed their one-day personal services contracts to retire as Astros on Saturday, the manager who ushered them into the majors made valid cases for retiring Nos. 44 and 17 in Houston. Larry Dierker also points out that the Astros standards weren’t very high when deciding which numbers to retire, so one must wonder if it’s time to reintroduce some of those numbers.
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