Comment of the Day: On the End of an Astros Era

We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them.

So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning or afternoon from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even.

This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involving wit, clarity and whatever else we feel like at the moment.

We previewed the last home game of the disastrous 2012 Astros season, a game which brought with it in many ways the end of an Astros era.

One reader waxed near-poetic.

The_Ponce wrote:

Today is an historic day in Houston, Texas. After fifty years the Houston Astros will play their final home game in the National League. Starting next year they will be an American League team in Major League Baseball. Before the Houston Dynamo, Houston Aeros, Houston Texans, or Houston Rockets ever played a single game in this great city, people went to see the Colt 45s play at Colt Stadium, later they moved to Reliant Astrodome and with that came the name we all learned to love. Recent history dictates that the Astros haven't been championship contenders for around 6 years, but everybody in Houston is secretly an Astros supporter. Even if you've never been to a baseball, you probably wear merchandise with that iconic star with the H in the middle. That's how deep this city's culture has been engraved with the Astros. If you can try to make your way to Minute Maid Park try to catch this game, because no matter how you feel about them, if you love this city, you'll be witnessing the end of a magical era in the City of Houston.

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