Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Oh, NO, not again

We're from Houston and of course we're for the Astros. Last night they went into the 9th inning with a 4-2 lead. They lost 4-5. Ned and I were groaning about all the times that Houston sports team have seemed on the way to WINNING the big one....but they didn't. This morning I had an email from son, Doug who said it all much better than I can. So with his permission, here is his email:

Well, another year and another crushing defeat plucked from the jaws of victory.

It is so hard to be a Houston fan.

You know, when Eckstein got that hit, I got the "Houston Stomach." If you live in Houston you just know what it is. Your heart sinks down low, and you hear yourself saying, "Oh no. Here we go again." With every pitch to Edmonds I was saying "no No NOOO."

I am off the bandwagon. I will not watch any more games this year. I don't know if it's so much that I have given up on them as it is I can't take the pain again. The pain as if your loved one just told you she was leaving you AND taking your Widescreen TV. I don't want to meander around my house for days muttering curses at the &*%$ ing Astros.

About this time, don't you start thinking about all those other times if you are from Houston? The Bills game--when my friend called me at half and said. "Hey! We got one!" and I said, "I don't know. It is Houston." Or the U of H game that left the entire city standing like zombies staring blankly
at the TV for hours. Or the Pittsburg game that started the replay rule. There are a lot more that I haven't listed, but they are probably right there, clear as day in your mind right now.

So I will not be watching on Wednesday. If you are, good luck.
Of course, I will Tivo it......
Just in case...


Don Mich said...

THat Oswalt is just amazing. I am from Michigan, but will be pulling for you guys. Of course I don't want the white sox to win, their being old foes of detroit. As a matter of fact, I like Andy Pettitte a lot better now than I used to (when he was a Yankee). I think this should be a real good series, lots of good tight pitching duel-type games.

BillieS said...

A tight series....
Not sure we can hold up under the stress.