this game is “Fan” tastic
Since the networks pick up all the post season television coverage,I have simply been a fan for this Astros run.And what a run it has been. I have to admit, I enjoy the game more from the booth. It is easier to concentrate in that controlled environment,plus you have all the replays right in front of you. Pehaps the most interesting thing about being in the seats is watching the behavior of the faithful. I’ve witnessed good and bad. The sixty something year old ladies dressed like killer bees very good. The 70 something grandfatherly looking guy making obscene gestures toward the umpires very bad.And why is it that people who can stick their fingers in their mouths and whistle really loudly feel compelled to do this non stop for all nine or 18 innings.They seem to be very proud of this skill. The coolest part about being in the stands is the shared joy amongst the fans. Total strangers high fiving, jumping up and down, hugging each other after a big hit or clutch double-play.You watch some of these fans and you’d think the Astros have never been to a world series before.