It started innocently enough last night when Houston Astros fan Steve Eisenhower (@KevinBassStache) saw White Sox fans tweeting funny movie titles about their team. Astros fans, with nothing but humor to get them through many past seasons and a handful still to come, stole it, owned it and knocked it out of the park.
By 10pm CST #AstrosMovies was trending on twitter, despite a dropping and disgruntled fan base. The Houston Astros may not have a lot of heft when it comes to payroll, but when it comes to witty fans? They’ve got it in spades. There were participants from all the major blogs – myself, The Crawfish Boxes, What the Heck, Bobby, The Houston Sports Counterplot, Climbing Tal’s Hill, and Astros County (who’s been know to start hilarious hashtags in the past of things like #MMPpromotions).
Before long MLB beat writer, Brian McTaggart, had joined in as did Mike Fast and Kevin Goldstein of the Astros. I was waiting with bated breath to see if Jeff Luhnow would join in the fun, but he proved to be the most grown up of us all. Former Astros pitcher, Chuckie Fick, tweeted his thanks for being spared from mention which instigated a flood of tweets of movie titles with his name. (Moby Fick, Fun with Fick and Jane, Fick Tracy). Hilarity has ensued.
So what were some of the best in the bunch? Here you go Astros fans….laugh away. And it’s not too late to get in on the action. The hashtag #AstrosMovies was still trending this morning.
And I can’t leave out my own….as was pointed out to me on twitter. My favorite of mine?
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.