houston post

Poppies grew all along the banks of the Lethe, which is why poppy juice has the power to put people to sleep and dull their pain. (We call that opium, children. And don’t do drugs, because DRUGS ARE BAD.)
—  Percy Jackson

December 10, 1982

The Mets trade starter Mike Scott, who compiled a 14-27 record during his four years with the team, to the Astros in exchange for Danny Heep. After learning how to throw the split-finger fastball from Roger Craig, the right-hander becomes the ace of the staff, leading Houston to the post-season, throwing a no-hitter and winning 110 out 191 decisions during his nine-year tenure with club.