We’ve had our fun with Craig Biggio over the years, and there are certainly much more devoted fans of the guy than me.
But he gave Houston a tremendous, theatrical night Thursday – bringing out the hippie-ish Jeff Bagwell was stellar – and he also deserves thanks for something else.
Biggio’s a deeply religious guy, a Catholic who never, apparently, misses a Mass. And yet he somehow made it through all the post-3K interviews without seeing the need to inform us of the key role God, Jesus or the Holy Spirit played in his 5-for-6 effort.
It was refreshing, especially since it involved an Astro. There are more than a few Astro players who can’t answer a boilerplate question like “Who’s the toughest pitcher you’ve ever faced?” without thanking some alleged deity.
Jesus doesn’t give a shit about your fourth-inning double, or your 45-yard TD run, or the fact you nailed that three-pointer with 2.3 seconds left. We hope He has better things to do.
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Kudos to Craig Biggio for understanding that. Oh, and for the 3,000 hits, too. – Richard Connelly