Last year the Astros drew 415 walks, the fewest of any team in the majors and 48 below the NL's next most impatient team, the Pirates. The 2011 version of the team may make the '10 Astros look like a lineup full of Rickey Hendersons. Lance Berkman (60 walks before he was traded in July) is gone. Jason Castro (22 walks in about half a season) is out for the year with a torn right ACL. Clint Barmes and Bill Hall, who combined for just 69 unintentional walks last year, are the new double-play combination, pushing Jeff Keppinger, who had a respectable 51 walks, back to the bench. Given that there's no way the Astros can score enough runs to contend, they should embrace their identity and sell themselves as a team out of time, rejecting the take 'n' rake approach currently in vogue across the majors and offering fans snappy ball-in-play baseball that gets them home at a reasonable hour and recalls the teams of the 1970s. Bring back the Day-Glo stripes, the multicolored seating and, if he's up for it, Jose Cruz Sr. The Astros are going to be hard-pressed to have a team OBP of .300 or anything but the worst offense in the league. Why not have some fun with it?