Back in 2005, the Houston Astros reached the Major League Baseball World Series for the first time in franchise history.

Now, just six short years later, the Astros have lost 100 games in a season for the first time, ever.

How did the Astros go from being one of the top organizations in baseball, to one that will likely be drafting first, in the 2012 First-Year Player Draft?









Houston Astros manager Brad Mills


Richard Justice, of the Houston Chronicle, says that egotism played a very important part in the demise.