That piqued the interest of Astros manager Bo Porter, who played in the Rose Bowl as a defensive back for the University of Iowa. Porter was asked by a reporter if he might go across the street and help out the Gladiators in their secondary as they tried to win a championship.
"I can still cover in my sleep," Porter said before pausing and grinning. "I didn't say for how many plays, though."
John Perrotto is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.