Houston Astros: 16 Astros Resolutions for 2016

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#16: Tell someone you have feelings for them

Oct 28, 2015; Kansas City, MO, USA; ESPN reporter Lindsay Czarniak (left) interviews Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost (right) before game two of the 2015 World Series against the New York Mets at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

National Media, Where is the love!

By: Colin Gay

With the improvement of this Astros team this past season, the national media attention for this team increased some, but not as much as we Houstonians would have hoped. So, the final New Year’s resolution is to rekindle the old flame between the national media, especially ESPN, and the Houston Astros.

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Before the playoffs, the Astros had seven games nationally televised by ESPN last season. In these games, in which they finished 5-2 in, five of the games were after August 23rd. This was the point in which the national media opened their eyes to the fact that the Astros were a contending team. The Astros were a part of the Opening Day quadruple header on ESPN when Keuchel shut out Kluber of the Cleveland Indians 2-0.

With this team on the rise, the national media has brought some attention to this Astros team. As of December 29th, 2015, the Astros have eight games nationally televised by ESPN, Fox Sports 1, or Fox in 2016. This includes the Opening Day matchup against the Yankees on April 4th and on April 24th against the Red Sox, which will be the fist Sunday Night Baseball appearance for the Astros since Opening Day of 2013 against the Texas Rangers. These nationally televised games are sure to increase based on the performance of this ball club.

With the national media attention it deserves, the Astros hope to take advantage of the increased exposure.

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