The Astros Beg You to Come See Their Games

This man has not been seen outside Minute Maid.
This man has not been seen outside Minute Maid.

Remember those good ol' days when a baseball ticket used to cost two bucks? And you'd get change back from your quarter for a Hershey bar and Coke?

Well, you can forget about the chocolate-and-soda thing, but the Houston Astros have become so desperate to attract anyone to view their latest season of despair that they are offering seats for two bucks.

And not just to the crummy teams, either -- the offer includes teams that normally attract big crowds here, like the Braves, the Cardinals and the Reds.

To be sure, your package will also include crap like the Pirates and Nationals, but still....two bucks is two bucks.

The ten-game package gives you seats in the Outfield Deck, but Lord knows no one's exactly going to kick up a fuss if you "improve" your location once the game starts.

On the other hand, this just may be the opening volley of Astro-ticket desperation. Wait a month or two and you might get dinner for two thrown into the bargain.

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