Thursday, July 18, 2013

Meet Another Member of Astros County - Who Are These People?

As I introduced last week, it's time to meet a few fellow members of this county, Astros county. I'll be reaching out to an Astros fan each week to see what it is about this team and these people that keep us coming back year after year no matter what the team's record is or who is on the field.

I'll ask each fan the same 9 questions (9 - get it?) and we'll see how varied the answers are. I'm looking forward to getting to know the fans and I hope you find this interesting as well. 

Next member to say hello to - Reid Hairston (@astroslogy)

1. When did you become an Astros fan?
When I went to my first MLB game at the AstroDome on my birthday in 1999.

2. What part of the country do you hail from currently?
Austin, TX

3. Who is your all-time favorite Astros player?
Jeff Bagwell

4. Crunchy or smooth peanut butter?

5. Who is your favorite current Astros player and why?
I'd have to go with Jason Castro. You can tell he put in a lot of hard work and dedication to come back from injuries and be the player he was supposed to be. I really respect that kind of grit and mentality (even more so for a C).

6. If you could have any role within the Astros organization (on field or front office) what would it be?
General Manager
(It seems a lot of the county is gunning for Jeff Luhnow's job!)

7. Best Astros memory?
When the Astros won their 18th consecutive home victory to clinch the NL Wild Card in 2004. It was the last game of the season and Brandon Backe was starting for an injured Roger Clemens. I'd never seen a pitcher compete like Backe before. He even drove in 2 runs to help secure the win. The stadium was to this day the loudest place I've ever been to. Incredible experience for a 12-year-old.

8. Do you get CSN Houston? (this is just my informal and unscientific poll)

9. What year will the Astros once again be a contender?

We'll see you again next week with another member of the county. I wonder how many weeks it will take before we've all met.