Jose Altuve measures things in Altuves

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Some time in the past year or so Mike Ferrin and Morgan Ensberg of XM MLB radio created a new unit of measurement: the Altuve. The measurement was formalized courtesy of the handy website, “How Many Altuves.”

Now the Altuve has been coopted by the actual Jose Altuve, as he and Houston Astros teammates were recently at the MLB Fan Cave measuring things in Altuves:

I predict that by 2020, Altuve-based measuring will surpass usage of the metric system in this country. Meaning that as many as a dozen non-scientists will be using it.