With the so-far disappointing World Series performance from the Houston Astros, many folks (both here and away) have offered their sympathy to me. But, really, it’s all good. The fact that the Houston Astros have made it to their first-ever World Series is more than enough, as far as I’m concerned.
Anyone who came of age in the 1980s in Texas, has learned to not expect much from Houston’s professional sports teams. Whether it was the Houston Oilers, the Houston Rockets, or the Astros, H-Town could never catch a break after always coming close. This resulted in a bitter Houston nickname: “Choke City.” That was, until the Rockets won a few NBA championships, giving Houston the revised nickname, “Clutch City.”
With the Oilers now re-formed as the Tennessee Titans (and the Houston Texans doing just about okay) and the Rockets not making the cut like they used to, the pressure has been on the Astros. And this year, following a successful season last year, has become history-in-the-making. Scratch that – it’s history made. Unlike 007, the World (Series) is enough.