Monday night (4-12-2021) 20,000 fans get to see A.J. Hinch manage a baseball team in Minute Maid Park. This time, though, he'll be operating out of the visitor's dugout. Astros players saying it will be weird - but still good to see their former skipper again.
Astros Current Manager Dusty Baker tells people he knows Hinch well and, like most Houston baseball fans, respects him a lot. The Astros are Hosting his new team, The Detroit Tigers for 3 games. Zack Greinke will be on the mound for Houston. Casey Mize for Detroit.
We wish you well, A.J! Just not in the next 3 games!
( Astros owner Jim Crane fired A. J., in January 2020,after an electronic sign-stealing scheme embarrassed the franchise in 2017.)