Those that know me well would admit that optimistic is not a word they would use to describe me. Words like sarcastic, self-deprecating and snarky are often used. For some reason that all changes when I start talking about the Houston Astros.
I keep finding myself being one of the Astros’ best PR people lately. It’s as if I’ve developed Tourette Syndrome and keep spouting the hope of the future, the minor league players and the strategy that the front office is using to reconstruct a winning club out of, well, the mess that we are all currently watching at Minute Maid Park.
Let’s face it, games can be pretty painful sometimes. When you find yourself really cheering for one solitary strike or if a base hits feels as if your team has won the World Series, you’re reaching for hope. It was with this frame of mind that I drove home from the Astros 8-2 loss to Oakland on Friday night.
I started my car and headed out of downtown and this was on the radio -
That’s “Believer” by American Authors.
It’s a catchy little tune, don’t you think? And here I sit on Tuesday night, while the Astros bat around in the 1st in Seattle. So far the score is 6-0 and they’re still batting. Maybe it has a little to do with what GM Jeff Luhnow said today to the Houston Chronicle beat writer, Brian T. Smith – read these tweets from the bottom to the top.
Maybe, just maybe, now people will start to have a little trust in Luhnow, a little faith in Bo Porter and a little belief in a team that everyone has counted out. And for heaven’s sake, go listen to the song…it just might make you a believer.
Terri Schlather (AGirlintheSouth) is the tortured Senior Houston Astros Writer for Aerys Sports. You can email her at email@example.com, or follow her ridiculous ramblings on sports, vodka and the weeone on twitter @agirlinthesouth.