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McLane says timing, not playing home games in Milwaukee, distracted Astros

Updated: September 23, 2008, 6:26 PM ET
Associated Press

HOUSTON -- Astros owner Drayton McLane thinks the biggest problem for the Astros was they were forced to play one day after Hurricane Ike devastated Houston, not that their games against the Chicago Cubs were moved to Miller Park.

"The real distraction was not going to Milwaukee, the real distraction was the hurricane that hit town," he said Tuesday, when the Astros returned home from what turned into an eight-game road trip.

"For every player whether they lived here full time or ... ...

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