Thanks to my wonderful girlfriend, I made it to the Astros home opener this year. We had a great time and the Astros even beat the defending World Series Champions, the Kansas City Royals, by a score of 8 to 2.
Last year the Astros opening day game was at home versus the Cleveland Indians. I was lucky enough to make it to that game as well, which was also a victory (2 to 1). Coming off another losing season (but not a 100 loss season!) I never imagined the Astros would light the MLB world on fire and make the playoffs. And then to end up only a few outs away from making the American League Championship Series, it was quite an amazing season of baseball.
Although the first month of the Astros season hasn’t played out as well we could have hoped, just thinking back to how rough the seasons went the last few years, I’m still excited to see how it all comes together. It’s a long season and I’ll be back to Minute Maid Park at least a few more times this summer.