Tuesday, October 12, 2004

My wife's Astros advance for first time in history

For the first time in history of the Astros, they advanced in the playoffs . . . now the team my wife grew up with (she remembers one of the precious few last times they were in the playoffs and wearing the orange, yellow Stros shirt to school in support) and the team I grew up (with my family we'd go to Busch stadium and watch Joe Torre and Lou Brock, and I too had my shirt--a Lou Brock number 20).

We made it through the conflict over watching Monday night football vs. Game 5 Braves vs. Astros. The remote "back" button saved a squabble . . . Jill is an intense Titans fan, so even though her Houston team was playing game 5, her NFL blinders to reality kept her from seeing the significance of watching every pitch of this game . . . we compromised and switched back and forth.

During the run up to the election I've seen some vehicles with a Bush/Cheney sticker on one side and Kerry/Edwards on the other. Jill and I don't always vote as a block but we likely will this year . . . except on the NLCS. It's Redbirds in six games.


At 7:55 AM, Blogger David U said...

Cardinals all the way, baby! The first 10 years of my life I grew up in Memphis, which is a HUGE Cardinal town. Especially considering the fact that Tim McCarver is from there. I attended my first game in St. Louis in 1964, at the old "Sportsmen Park" stadium.
My eyes must have looked like saucers. The Cards were playing the Cubs. Lou Brock, Curt Flood, Bob Gibson vs Ernie Banks, Ron Santo, and Don Kessinger. I thought I had died and gone to heaven.....except for one thing....I had never been around ANYBODY drinking beer before. I prayed that God would not return THAT night with me in the company of so many infidels. The Cards went on to beat the Yankees in the World Series that year. A forty year repeat of that same outcome wouldn't hurt my feelings in the least! In fact, I see it playing out just that way.

Sorry Jill..........GO CARDS!! :)



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