4. Colorado Rockies
Rockies fans were by far the softest off all the early fans, and for a variety of different reasons. The Rockies are in the National League, so there isn’t much of a rivalry to start with. The games were played in 20-degree weather and wet snow, which definitely hurt the attendance. And the Rockies are, well, they are not very good (neither are the Astros right now, but that’s another subject).
To be honest, if Rockies fans should be mad at anyone, it should be their own team. Colorado, instead of agreeing to a long-term deal, shipped off All-Star Nolan Arenado in the offseason to NL foe St. Louis for draft picks and a bag of Ruffles Potato Chips. That lack of commitment to a home-grown star is baffling, and I don’t blame Rockies fans for being upset about it.
While both two teams struggled mightily on the field, the fans struggled to have any consistent Astro-hate. Yeah, there were some boos for Alex Bregman and the occasional trashcan prop, but other than that it was quite soft.
Best Moment: A fan with a trashcan was getting kicked out after 1 inning for banging a trash can directly behind home plate. Sometimes you just got to admire dedication.
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Worst Moment: The entire second game. Not because of the fans – it just looked miserable out there in the snow. Who know the Rockies and Astros would play a game beyond the wall like in Game of Thrones.
Upcoming Schedule – May
The Astros will the hit road on an east-coast trip against Tampa (a place where Houston never wins) and then against the Yankees in the Bronx for a three-game set. The Yankee fan hate should be brutal, but they might just end up booing their own team at this point.
After a mid-month homestand, Houston will head back out on the road to play in the new Rangers stadium before heading to Oakland for another series. Hopefully the A’s will have lost a game by then.