Video: Your 2012 Houston Astros

Even Cleveland Indians fans laughed.

Here’s the good news: only 13,843 souls, or how many were left of the smallest crowd in Minute Maid Park history, saw that. (On an aside: why the hell were there so many Nationals fans in Houston? I’m very confused.)

It’s been a tough season for me, personally, as a Blue Jays supporter. Everyone is injured. No, really, everyone. So, of late, I’ve done what everyone should do now and then, to know what life is like for those less fortunate: I’ve watched Astros games. In their entirety. And, believe me, I now truly realize how blessed I am. You almost have to believe in God to be an Astros fan.

If you’re out there, and you know Brad Mills, please hug him. For me. For all of us.




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Navin Vaswani is a replacement-level writer. Follow him on Twitter.


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houston-nat a.k.a. WBE
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I’m a card-carrying Nats fan and driver’s-license-carrying Texan (houston-nat on the Washington Nationals Fan Forum). If I’d been able I’d have been at that game, too.

Fun fact: the front-row Nats fan halfway through the video is carrying a custom Bob Carpenter Scorebook with Nationals-themed cover and trappings. We may not have many fans, but we’re loyal.

Urban Shocker
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Urban Shocker

You almost have to believe in God to be an Astros fan.
I’m pretty sure that wins the internet.

scout1222
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scout1222

Boy, you’re not kidding. When I scroll through the standings, as a Padres fan I’ve been glad to see the Astros’ W-L this year. It COULD be worse. What a great video – anything that could go wrong did.

Terence
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Terence

As an Astros fan, I think the same thing when I look at records of teams like the Padres, IT COULD BE WORSE. We could suck and not be at the top of the draft board. This year the #1 pick allowance was $7.2M, the #5 was $3.5M. That’s not worth 15 wins to me.

Choo
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The shot of the boy (0:27) wearing the jersey-tee of the visiting team, laughing and mocking his hometown Astros, pretty much nails it.

adam
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adam

SHIN SHOO?

Choo
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No. Nor Freeman. I am the Caucasian Choo. You might not know this, but when there is more than one Choo per ethnic group, they must fight to the death. This is why Shin Shoo Choo is our leader – while most of us fight two, maybe three Choo’s per year (infants mostly), Shin Soo must kill literally millions of Choo’s every week. This is also why Shin Shoo is such a poor leader – he simply does not have enough time to maintain our blog and organize potlucks and stuff.

leoleo
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leoleo

The best is Downs’ leap to allow room for Wallace to throw to first.
Would have been better off tackling him.

leoleo
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leoleo

Oh, my bad, that was Pearce throwing to first.

therood
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Instructions for watching this video:

(1) Open video on MLB.com’s website.
(2) Pause video.
(3) Turn sound all the way down on video.
(4) Open this link in a new tab or window:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnHmskwqCCQ

(5) Return to MLB.com tab/window and hit play just as above-linked YouTube clip begins.
(6) Enjoy the slapstick humor and its soundtrack.

No thank yous necessary. Seriously, do this. It gives +15 Funnies.

Bradley Woodrum
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This is a winning suggestion.

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