At the end of the day in theory what the Astros did could have happened years ago. This wasn’t their replay room. They had a camera in CF with a live feed to a monitor near the dugout. As long as your feed is in real time and the camera is hidden a team could have done this in 2005 for the sake of argument. I know in 17 the camera was legal for player development.
Lowenstein and Proctor were the best, and it's not just nostalgia. Lowenstein was truly a character and it came across all the time, Proctor was his straight man. They were a great comedy duo.
Miller is awesome, every time I hear him on Giants broadcasts I get a little twinge about what we used to have. I'm just old enough to remember Thompson, and he was great. I loved Thompson paired with Brooksie in the early 80s.
Angelos firing Miller was probably the pettiest thing he ever did. Firing people for not being enough of a blind cheerleader for the company is a huge red flag for how the company (or country, or whatever kind of organization) is being run.
Bonds hit 46 home runs in a season without steroids. He only had one season with more than 50 home runs with steroids. Of course pitchers started walking him all the time when he was on steroids. Going from his pre-steroid 46 home run season of 126 walks to one of his steroid season of 2004 with 45 home runs but 232 walks.