Houston Astros Players Enjoy “Dress like Greinke Day” on Sunday

(Photo by Michael Zagaris/Oakland Athletics/Getty Images)
(Photo by Michael Zagaris/Oakland Athletics/Getty Images) /

What’s better than some good spirited team bonding at the expense of the Houston Astros’ ace Zack Greinke?

Houston Astros‘ players got their best Zack Greinke gear out of their closets and showed up to Minute Maid park looking like John Candy and Dan Aykroyd in the great outdoors.

I can’t pick the best dressed, it was certainly close between Carlos Correa with his golf club sticking out of his carry on bag, box of tequila, and short shorts with the floppy hat and Lance McCullers floppy hat, shades, short shorts, fishing pole and bag of Whole Foods.

I think I will give McCullers the nod on this one though, since he should know best what his teammate and fellow starter wears on a daily basis.

I must say there isn’t anything better than looking at Greinke’s face all throughout the photo session, I love to see the team coming together and enjoying playing the game. One key ingredient to a winning team is having teammates who support and enjoy being with each other and this shows just that reality.

Manager Dusty Baker did not participate in the festivities, as he forgot to pack an outfit. The skipper did salute his players for the act, while he thinks it was a level of great respect to Greinke from his teammates.

This tight bond and support will help them pull together in tight games and grind to a victory like they showed today after Greinke’s rough start.  The team pulled together in the bottom of the eighth with Jose Siri’s game tying 2 run homer, followed by fellow rookie Chas McCormick’s solo home run pushing the Astros to victory.

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Ryan Pressly closed out the ninth and the victory for “Dress Like Greinke” day with a great rally to pull out the win. So the next question is, when does the Astros store start selling Greinke rally bucket hats or better yet, can we get a promo night against the Oakland A’s with Greinke rally bucket hats to try and clinch the division title and playoff birth? Let’s make it happen Jim Crane!