This post is for all of the crawfishboxers out there. May god bless you for you have endured more pain and torture than most any other fan(besides Pirates fans.)
See while we had to watch arguably the worst 3 year stretch in baseball history, our loud neighbors to the north somehow became relevant. The felt the need to rub that in our face even though they had not been relevant for the entire existence of their franchise, and as if that was not enough the national media decided to look at the current state of at the big league level and tell you your franchise was a joke, and had no business being in the bigs(not to mention the umpteen jokes about how A-Rod made more than the entire Astro team(how'd that work out New York?).)
Then there were the multiple times you had somebody you know laugh at you for being an Astros fan, and while you tried to explain how great Luhnow was and how magnificent the minor league is, they ignored you laughed at your face and then ended the conversation by stating you have no player in the hall of fame, ouch.
And on top of all of that what irritates us the most is Bud Selig. This guy thinks he is the greatest thing for baseball since the Babe. Making us close roofs, play home games north of the Dixie line, and moving our 50 years of history to the AL. Not to mention creating all of this steroid bologna, by not nipping it in the bud from the begining(without all this steriod crap Bagwell is in the hall, and no pun was not intened.)
All that said here it is gentlemen. We are not out of this tunnel but we can see the light, and feel the breeze, man are we close. But this year should be a coming out party for the Astros, let us toast to not losing 100 games this year and being a laughing stock for all of the casual fans out there. Gentlemen to you I will toast whatever beverage I have tonight, here is to the loyal fan, who has seen more bad baseball than they deserve, may they be blessed with 9 all-stars and 6 HOF's within the next decade. And may all of the national writers who bad mouthed us eat crow, may the eat crow for years.