I am a long-time fan of Will Leitch, back to his Deadspin days. So when he posted his summation of the different baseball fanbases at Sports on Earth, I paid attention.
Here's his take on the Astros' fanbase:
I'm pretty sure the 'Stros stand in their own category right now,
because no franchise has ever quite done what management is doing here.
If they can muddle through what are going to be some absolutely brutal
seasons, there could be a reward at the end, but no one would blame them
for mentally checking out for a while.
I'm still chewing on it. My thoughts later, how about yours now?