52 reasons that Astros fans can be thankful this Thanksgiving.
As 2016 comes to a close as Christmas approaches, Houston Astros fans have a lot to be thankful for. Houston is on the list of longest World Series winning drought in its 52 years of existence, but that could change soon. After a few seasons of rebuilding, nicknamed the process, the Stros are back to being competitive again.
With the little time I had before dinners, I wrote 52 things to be thankful for as Astros fans. I did so with a little help from Twitter/Facebook. Why 52, this represents how many years the Houston major league team has been around. While there are many other reasons, here are a few.
Thankful that Climbing Tal’s Hill covers the Astros 12-months a year, there is never an offseason.
A park with a retractable roof. – Jake Adkins.
Thankful how personable Tony is in taking the time to connect with fans. He has thanked me for being a fan of his. Great guy. – Steven Neely.
Thankful for Jeff Luhnow because he helped me discover a passion for wanting to become a GM. – Johnny Armstrong.
That we have a GM and ownership that realizes how important it is to develop the farm system. Round Rock Tim.
The 21 years or baseball without a work stoppage, which could change beginning Dec 2, 2016.
I’m Thankful The Astros have an Owner that is willing to spend money and do whatever it takes to make the team better. – McCuller’s Maniacs.
The healthy seasonLance McCullers
is about to have. – Justin Kirk.
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Modern tech (Twitter, blogs, & extra innings) lets me live 2,000 miles away and follow Astros daily. – Brian Arbour.
Thankful, for George Springer, his personality, and courage to stand up to stuttering, and help kids with it. – Ed Astro.
They aren’t the Rangers. – Kole Philip.
For their awesome uniforms that make all the player’s butts look good. – Nicole Acton.
They’ve made me learn more about math and statistics in the past four years than my four years of college and two years of post-graduate work with an emphasis on stats. – Joel Smith.
The reemergence of Teoscar Hernadez whose career stalled in 2015, but he rose to help the Astros down the stretch.
I am thankful for Tal’s Hill. Wait … what? – Sean Van Hoy.
We will have what appears to be a new ballpark with the remodeling centerfield. George Springer was healthy last year. – Aaron Samoska.
That we kept McCullers over Vincent Velasquez, McCullers has the potential to be the team ace.
Devenski for being successful in whatever role that Hinch puts him in, he has a way of becoming a fan favorite where ever he goes. Stay the same Dragon.
Thankful that the turkey GoGo is no longer an Astro.
Thanks to all those who took part of this list. Got some more to add, you can put them in the comment section below. I am thankful for my family, my job, the Astros, and co-hosting a talk show called Talking Stros with Brandon Del Castillo. Listen in on Sunday’s.
Happy Thanksgiving Astros fans, don’t spend too much on Black Friday.