|Biggio knockin the s*** out of it in the '05 Series|
Since being home in Texas I have renewed faith in my 'Stros. Last year I went to 3 games with my dad, and became invested in our boys (particularly Hunter Pence and Carlos Lee...Berkman was around for part of the season but then left for the Yankees). I looked up stats, I carefully picked which games we would go to depending on who they were playing. I would proudly stick up for them if anyone talked trash, spouting facts about our hitting averages, and Bagwell's return as a hitting coach.
I'm excited to see where this season takes them...but if their final pregame against the Red Sox is any indication...I'm in for a frustrating year. Maybe I should take some tips from Cub fans and gain the mindset of "if you are only a fan when they are winning, you aren't a true fan."
We trekked out to Minute Maid Park to see the game. After a pretty tasty (but overpriced) dinner at the 5-7 (Bagwell/Biggio #s) with signature dishes by local chef Bryan Caswell -- we found our seats...home team side (as always), between first and second base, practically behind the dugout (we inched our way closer through the first 6 innings).
I won't go into the pain much -- but let's just say at the end of the first inning it was 5-0 in the Sox's favor and ended in the 9th inning 10-0. No where to go but up, right??