Back to the drawing board for Houston

The Astros enjoyed everything about their first trip to the World Series except the outcome.

Originally Published: October 27, 2005
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

HOUSTON -- In the Houston Astros clubhouse -- the one where they weren't making parade arrangements, ducking champagne corks or collecting commemorative Wheaties boxes -- the players and coaches all knew that life would go on today. It's just a quieter, more contemplative brand of existence.

Hangover-free, as well.

After the White Sox beat the Astros 1-0 Wednesday night to complete a four-game Series sweep, Houston owner Drayton McLane roamed the lunch room and home clubhouse at ...

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