June 20, 2009

Off on a Tangent

Sorry I haven't been posting as much folks. Since Let's Go Astros passed away, baseball has been a bit bittersweet for me. Joel was one of the very few die-hard Texas fans I had ever come in contact with. I think of him often and how pumped he was when they went to the World Series a few years ago. He took his step-son out in the middle of the night to get them both World Series T-Shirts the night the Astros clinched the pennant. He was a crazy superstitious as me when it came to sports and was a good fan of the game in general. As some of you may very well know, Houston fans are very fickle and fair-weathered. Joel couldn't have been farther from that and I will miss knowing that he is not available for some late-night trash talk. I will miss you good friend and I am truly sorry that you didn't get to see and Astros World Series Championship in your lifetime. When they do, you will be the first one I will toast too, even if they beat my beloved Cubs.

2 comments:

The Ghost of Jack Buck said...

To you, and all that knew him, I am truly sorry for your loss. There is something very special when you can look someone in the eyes and see the love and passion that they have for their team. I didn't know him, but it sounds like he had that look in his eyes.
Once again, I am sorry that you lost a great friend, and I'm sorry that bseball lost a great fan. I would be more than proud to join you in that toast when that day comes.

Don Gerard said...

My sincere condolences.