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"Managing in Major League Baseball is unbelievable," said former teammate Michael Titley. "I am happy for him. It seems like yesterday I met him as an 18-year-old kid out of Newark, N.J., now he's here a part of the Big Show." The Astros were victorious in Porter's and their American League debut, downing the Texas Rangers, 8-2. Porter says the support from friends and family was memorable, but now it's on to the next one. 44 "This is one of 162 (games)," said Porter. "On (April 2), we'll tee it up again and come out with the same mentality." That's the type of mentality that has gained Porter a strong reputation in the MLB circles, and one that could bode well for the Houston organization. "People that know him in his career think he is going to be a very successful big-league manger," said Hamilton.

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