As if three straight 100 loss seasons wasn’t painful enough, apparently there is a rumor going around on the internet that Houston’s 53rd season will be its last.
Saddened by news and rumors that this may be the last season for The Houston Astros! Hopefully I came make a few games!
— Chris Beach (@_Chris_Beach) March 1, 2014
I have absolutely no idea where Chris got that information from, but he is not the only who is concerned about the Astros franchise only having 162 games left.
Is it true that this season will be the last for the Houston Astros. I mean they suck but really?? You can always bounce back.
— My_kal (@Martirio163) March 1, 2014
That’s about as backhanded a compliment as you can get, but hey, at least he wants the Astros to bounce back.
Is this really going to be the last @astros season?!
— Stephanie (@missstephietc) March 1, 2014
No, Stephanie, this is not really going to be the last Astros season. Jeff Luhnow did not go out and sign the likes of Scott Feldman and Anthony Bass just to give up. Ok, maybe that isn’t the best example – but you get the idea.
Apparently these people read this article on Sportspickle and thought it was real. The satirical article quotes a “team Facebook post” that details the reasons for the team calling it quits. Honestly, I didn’t think it was well written or funny, but if that’s your thing – go for it.
I can assure you that the Astros will be playing games this season and for the forseeable future. It may be hard for those of you without Comcast to believe, but Houston actually played a full season last year as well.