Astros ask Houstonians to Orange Out on Thursday and Friday
By Eric Huysman
Wear orange to the game and to work on Thursday and Friday to show your Astros pride.
After Hurricane Harvey came through and devastated thousands of homes around the Houston area, the city came together. You had strangers helping strangers, which led to the phrase Houston Strong. The Astros have been strong this season as well.
Part of the healing process was baseball returning to Houston. Now after 162 games, the Stros are now entering the playoffs versus the Boston Red Sox. Game 1 is Thursday, with Justin Verlander on the mound versus Chris Sale. This is an epic primetime matchup that will be played at 3 pm CT at Minute Maid Park.
Orange Out Houston!
Like the 2015 playoffs, the Stros are asking fans to ‘Orange Out’ Minute Maid Park! Show your Houston pride and wear your orange hats, jerseys, or t-shirts. In 2015, it was like looking at a sea of orange with a few blue specks.
Let’s root on as Jose Altuve, Carlos Correa, George Springer, Dallas Keuchel, Verlander, and the rest of the squad.
Get there early and enjoy the street fest on Crawford street three hours before the game. You must have a ticket to participate. They typically have bouncy houses and activities, make sure you get a wristband for your children to participate. You can also enjoy a pregame beverage or two surrounded by Astros fans all wearing orange.
Because it’s an early game, it is understandable that some fans can’t make it to the game. The Astros are encouraging companies to send in pictures of Stros unity of wearing orange. Even if you can’t go, let’s rep this squad that could make history by winning the World Series.
If you send Talking Stros a photo of your workplace showing Astros unity by oranging out, we will retweet it. Tweet @Astros and also include the following hashtag.
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According to the Astros, they will randomly give away prizes to those participating. Then listen to Talking Stros on SportsTalk 790 after each postseason 10th inning show. We talk Astros baseball when no one else does.