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Carlos Lee misses early games to attend rodeo

Mar 4, 2010, 2:46 PM EDT

Carlos Lee missed the Astros’ spring training opener today and will also be absent for Friday’s game because he’s attending the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.
He got manager Brad Mills’ blessing, of course. And this is not, as they say, his first rodeo.
Bernardo Fallas of the Houston Chronicle reports that Lee is “an avid cattle rancher with sprawling properties in his native Panama as well as in Wharton County” and “left camp after Wednesday’s workouts to attend the rodeo, where he has 11 entries.”
He’s expected to be in the lineup for Saturday’s game against the Braves.

  1. Grant - Mar 4, 2010 at 11:20 PM

    The Astros have to be the most inessential and least interesting team in all of the majors. I am a huge baseball fan and I honestly don’t think I’ve heard of Brad Mills before in my entire life.

    On an unrelated note: Man, Carlos Lee is fat.

  2. bigfun - Mar 4, 2010 at 11:56 PM

    headline should have been “El Caballo to attend rodeo”

  3. Cru11 - Mar 5, 2010 at 12:17 AM

    He was the former bench coach for the Sox (6 seasons) You could always see him beside Tito when they panned over in the Sox dugoout.

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