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The senior member of the CTH staff (in more ways than one) I have been rooting for the Astros since long before any members of the current roster were born. My favorite players through the years include Bob Watson, Glenn Davis, Steve Finley, Mike Hampton, and Roy Oswalt. Even though the results on the field have been poor for for the last few seasons, I still enjoy following and writing about the team. I'm keeping hope alive that things are going to get much better soon.
Astros fan since '93. I am a student at the University of Texas at San Antonio. I grew up playing the wonderful game that is baseball and experiencing the frustrations of bowling. Now I enjoy bowling as a hobby while anxiously watching the Astros organization grow from almost nothing. My favorite Astros throughout the years include Billy Wagner, Roy Oswalt, Craig Biggio, Adam Everett and who doesn't love Jason Castro? Stay tuned. The Astros will win a championship within the decade.
I'm Andy Pondillo, I'm a national sports producer for Yahoo Sports Radio. I have been a diehard baseball and Astros fan since 1997. I couldn't have picked a better year to start watching the 'Stros. With the team rebuilding and in some confusion, it is now my voice that will bring them back to contention! Just kidding of course, I think.
Aspiring Marc Stein-Bill Simmons-Tony Reali hybrid Die-Hard Mavericks fan Comic Lover Conflicted Die-Hard Rangers/Astros I am a Tony Romo fan and I enjoy Justin Bieber's music. pick your poison, ay?
Co-Editor of Climbing Tal's Hill. I'm originally from Houston and have been a fan of the Astros, Rockets, and Texans since I was a kid. I recently graduated from SMU in Dallas, TX and spent time working at The Dallas Morning News as a sports web producer. I also covered the SMU football and basketball teams for Scout.com and served as an intern for the Texans. Craig Biggio is my childhood hero and the greatest sporting event I've ever been to was the 18-inning marathon vs. the Braves in 2005 (thank you again, Chris Burke). I know it's been ugly recently, but I love covering the team and believe they have a very bright future.
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