#9: Watch less TV
Jul 23, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve (27) motions while being interviewed by reporter Julia Morales (right) at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
Let Houston watch less prime time TV and more Astros’ games
By: Colin Gay
As we go into the New Year, we, as Houston fans, have a different feeling coming into the 2016 season. There is excitement. There is hope. There is an expectation to succeed. These feelings should change the culture of this Houston Astros fan base. It will, at least for those who remember that there is still a baseball team that plays on Crawford Street. This is why a New Year’s resolution for this city is to become reacquainted with a winning Houston Astros team.
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After the four years long debacle of CSN Houston, fans across the city of Houston have not been able to watch their Astros play. After they went bankrupt in 2013, Root Sports took over and are a part of the four major cable providers in the Houston area. This gives Houstonians multiple outlets to be able to follow these games.
Another outlet that has always been there for Astros fans is on the radio. Radio coverage of the Astros games has come into the limelight again with the passing of two of the most loved play-by-play announcers in Astros history in the original voice of the Astros Gene Elston and Milo Hamilton. With a new breed of announcers on the call for these games, this is just another way for the Houston area to follow their home team.
Whether it be with Bill Brown, Alan Ashby, and Geoff Blum on TV or Robert Ford and Steve Sparks on the radio, the local media is giving this Astros team exposure. Hopefully, this will help fill the stadium in 2016.
If you can’t watch a team on TV, does it really exist?
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