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Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

"I saw Dallas Keuchel....THERE'S A BEARD!!!!!"


Gun Saliva

The first MLB team in the Lone Star State, the Houston Astros (née Colt .45s) have plenty of history. We invented the domed stadium and AstroTurf. Yet one thing remains desired: a World Series ring. It looked possible in 2005, but it was not meant to be. Enter Jeff Luhnow. Having worked previously for our nemesis, the St. Louis Cardinals, Luhnow had the boldest idea in baseball history: tank SO loving HARD you get all the talent before everyone else (let's not talk about the 2013 draft). All fans had to do was #TrustTheProcess and wait for the tide to turn.

The tide has turned. Off to their best 16-game start in franchise history, the Astros are primed to be the team to beat in the AL West, if not the entire American League. This, despite the fact the AL is terrible, and the NL is much better and is where the Astros should be playing. If you want to join the Astros Bandwagon, now's the time!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvSXJ4_g228

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Intruder
Mar 5, 2003

Onward to pie!


Marisnick's homerun today was 440 feet?

Shinjobi
Jul 10, 2008



Gravy Boat 2k

I just want a Texas team to win the World Series. I don't give a poo poo who does it. Just cure me of my sadness, someone.

Intruder
Mar 5, 2003

Onward to pie!


I'd be cool with the Astros winning a World Series game at this point

2005 hurt a lot

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

"I saw Dallas Keuchel....THERE'S A BEARD!!!!!"


Gun Saliva

I remember seeing the 2005 Astros in person...at a Texans game. The 2-14 2005 Texans. They won that game, though!

Intruder
Mar 5, 2003

Onward to pie!


Imagine being Brandon Backe, an outfielder converted to pitcher, hopelessly mediocre but extremely passionate about winning, playing for your hometown team, pitching the game of your life in game 4 of the World Series with 7IP 0R 5H 0BB 7K and getting zero run support and watching your team lose 1-0 because of your formerly untouchable closer Brad Lidge

Intruder
Mar 5, 2003

Onward to pie!


I knew Marisnick was off to a hot start but I didn't realize he was slashing .308/.471/.538

He's gotten off to a monster start before though and managed to end the season hovering around the Mendoza line so I'm not going to get too excited

RussianBear
Sep 14, 2003

I am become death, the destroyer of worlds

all-Rush mixtape posted:

This, despite the fact the AL is terrible, and the NL is much better and is where the Astros should be playing. If you want to join the Astros Bandwagon, now's the time!

Claiming my spot on the bandwagon. Also being in the West sucks. The Central was so much better. I'm an old man and I can't handle all these 9pm starts.

Shinjobi
Jul 10, 2008



Gravy Boat 2k

I can't really bandwagon, but just know if the Astros can make up for 2005 it has a very real chance of bringing a tear to my eye.

fast cars loose anus
Mar 2, 2007

Your 2017 World Series MVP


At least 2005 gave us the 18 inning game that Brad Ausmus, of all the people in the entire baseball-playing world, tied with a HR in the 9th

But that world series hurt a ton, yeah

Intruder
Mar 5, 2003

Onward to pie!


A clutch Ausmus game tying HR and an 18th inning walkoff from Chris loving Burke

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

"I saw Dallas Keuchel....THERE'S A BEARD!!!!!"


Gun Saliva

Reid Ryan is talking on beIN Sports, a channel I get (unlike Root Sports Southwest)

Intruder
Mar 5, 2003

Onward to pie!


reddit, my dude

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

"I saw Dallas Keuchel....THERE'S A BEARD!!!!!"


Gun Saliva

Oh, I know where to find illegal streams. I just want convenience.

Blind Pineapple
Oct 27, 2010


2005 was still awesome because the last game in Busch Stadium 2 featured Roy Oswalt dominating the Cards and the Astros celebrating an NL Pennant win.

Too bad we had to sacrifice Brad Lidge for that moment.

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

"I saw Dallas Keuchel....THERE'S A BEARD!!!!!"


Gun Saliva

entire OF bench

Intruder
Mar 5, 2003

Onward to pie!


Astros bitch

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

"I saw Dallas Keuchel....THERE'S A BEARD!!!!!"


Gun Saliva

I like it when the guys in orange shirts hit the ball.

Intruder
Mar 5, 2003

Onward to pie!


I like that the Astros don't have a dumb checkerboard uni

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

"I saw Dallas Keuchel....THERE'S A BEARD!!!!!"


Gun Saliva

Intruder posted:

I like that the Astros don't have a dumb checkerboard uni

These Astros are special, but they're not the Specials.

Intruder
Mar 5, 2003

Onward to pie!


It's funny to think that when this thread was made the Astros were significantly less dominant than they are now

Astros bitch

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

"I saw Dallas Keuchel....THERE'S A BEARD!!!!!"


Gun Saliva

Intruder posted:

It's funny to think that when this thread was made the Astros were significantly less dominant than they are now

Astros bitch

When you know, you know.

Intruder
Mar 5, 2003

Onward to pie!


lol I just realized we're about to be through the first week of June and the Astros division lead is almost as big as their total number of losses

ComposerGuy
Jul 28, 2007

And I Helped!


How long has Adam Everett been part of the TV pregame crew?

Because I'm cool with it.

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

"I saw Dallas Keuchel....THERE'S A BEARD!!!!!"


Gun Saliva

ComposerGuy posted:

How long has Adam Everett been part of the TV pregame crew?

Because I'm cool with it.

Couple of months now, IIRC.

Blind Pineapple
Oct 27, 2010


The Astros are 44-19 and their SP situation is nearly as bad as the Mariners right now.

Please don't be dead, Dallas.

Kirios
Jan 25, 2010

All rise for the AL

M. V. P.


Go Astros

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

"I saw Dallas Keuchel....THERE'S A BEARD!!!!!"


Gun Saliva

So, when do we put Alfonso Soriano on notice?

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

"I saw Dallas Keuchel....THERE'S A BEARD!!!!!"


Gun Saliva

Hey now, you're one of six All-Stars, get your game on, go play

Kirios
Jan 25, 2010

All rise for the AL

M. V. P.


The Astros bandwagon has begun taking applicants.

Kirios
Jan 25, 2010

All rise for the AL

M. V. P.


https://streamable.com/2ykg5

Big Mean Jerk
Jan 27, 2009

MENTALLY
DEFEATED


Grimey Drawer

shadok
Dec 12, 2004

You tried to destroy it once before, Commodore.
The result was a wrecked ship and a dead crew.

Fun Shoe

Astros posters, you guys are good folks. Savour every minute of your crazy Astros year, and pray Sports Illustrated doesn't put your guys on the cover.



In summary, gently caress the Texas Rangers. Go Astros!

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

"I saw Dallas Keuchel....THERE'S A BEARD!!!!!"


Gun Saliva

Kirios posted:

The Astros bandwagon has begun taking applicants.

I'm thinking of closing applications. Bandwagoners had their chance for three months to see how good the Astros are - if they're not already on it, their hearts are not really in it.

curried lamb of God
Aug 31, 2001

we are all Marwinners



https://streamable.com/9w981

Intruder
Mar 5, 2003

Onward to pie!


shadok posted:

Astros posters, you guys are good folks. Savour every minute of your crazy Astros year, and pray Sports Illustrated doesn't put your guys on the cover.



In summary, gently caress the Texas Rangers. Go Astros!

Uh



Or did I get ed?

Kirios
Jan 25, 2010

All rise for the AL

M. V. P.


If the Astros actually win the world series this year I am buying that magazine and framing it

Grittybeard
Mar 29, 2010


Kirios posted:

If the Astros actually win the world series this year I am buying that magazine and framing it

Probably be cheaper to go find one now, then frame it if it actually happens. I'd have to think those things are going to be collectors editions if it actually happens.

I have no idea where to buy 3 year old magazines though.

Bob James
Nov 15, 2005

by Lowtax


Ultra Carp

The all star break is gonna break the Astros.

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Intruder
Mar 5, 2003

Onward to pie!


SI's shop only has the digital version

https://backissues.si.com/storefron...SI20140630.html

They're selling the cover for $20 though lol

e: Someone's selling a copy on eBay for $80

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