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scapermoya

Remains super cool that a team 1600 miles from the Pacific Ocean is in a western division


jihyoisgod

I mean, a football team in the same state is in an Eastern division


myxanders

> I mean, a football team *further west than the Astros* is in an Eastern division


YeOldeManDan

Believe me, we didn't want to change divisions. Fuck Bud Selig.


Hufflepuff_Baseball

I mean, would you like the Royals back in the West? or the Twins?


Tiberius-Dawn

I love on the East Coast now, and I hate it so much. Road games start at 10 pm for me. 🤢🤢🤢


Rubberbandballgirl

Well, we’re west of….the Mississippi River?


theshreddening

The gulf kinda connects...or something


Jamalginsbergback

We are on the west coast of the gulf


NeverGetUpvoted

😎


lolwatokay

I get it, I hate watching west-coast games as a Rangers fan but I don't know what you can do really. The Rangers and Astros are really far east but they're further west than the rest. Seems like the only options are to create/move more teams geographically west and do a reorganization or go back to divisions with different numbers of teams.


VStarffin

Without having looked it up, I genuinely can’t remember or even imagine someone else having won that division since 2017. When did that happen?


MattressMak

2020


VStarffin

Ah, right. Well, that sucks. As we all know, 2020 is the most legitimate and true season ever in terms of respecting final results.


PrecedentialAssassin

An Astros Dodgers World Series will be a total fan shit show with the back and forth about bogus trash can title and bogus half season title. Two most dominant teams of the past 5 years with both fans craving a shot a legitimacy.


TexasHot

Pretty sure last time we played The dodgers like 12 people got arrested. Police gonna be workin extra hard if a world series happens


Rickard403

Really? That's off the hook.


TexasHot

Yeah i cant find it but i did find a story of fans getting arrested and i remember seeing an article about it. Hell even in 2017 a guy got arrested for jumping into our bullpen. Imagine what it would be like now


Rickard403

Next year they'll play 6 times. It's possible for a WS too. A WS would agreeably be an interesting situation.


cgoot27

Padres and Mariners fans will cheer if it's a World Series matchup. Not enough people will be left alive to contest the division.


successadult

That was so funny. IIRC the bullpen coach was on him the instant he landed. You don’t wanna mess with this dude https://twitter.com/jacob_resnick/status/1484577000866127875?s=46&t=jTyRm1hlDYSk6XPHq0-QGQ


Carpe_Musicam

You’re alright, Dodger fan! See you in the WS.


midnightyell

I like the cut of your gib


TheGhostOfSamHouston

I think you might be one of the good ones


boltswinagain

... Who the fuck won it that year?


TrashGamer_

The Mari- wait no The Ang- wait not that either The Rang- hold up it can't be them either The As- really?


boltswinagain

*spits drink* #FUCKING WHAT


sapphir8

Yeah I think we were .500 or one game below and barely creeped in. It was only a 60 game season. They were almighty talking shit and got smacked.


jihyoisgod

29-31 was Houston's 2020 record


samey_adams

And still made it to game 7 of the ALCS 😎


successadult

We finally got hot at exactly the right time and came within a game of making the World Series after a sub .500 season. Makes you wonder what the final record would have been if they had actually played 100 more games that season.


Anxious-Juggernaut26

They had all that shit to talk too and then got absolutely rinsed in the division series.


abefroman07

Where's Raulito?


thrawaway9991

2020 should count too given they murdered Oakland in the playoffs


sigmamu232

Talked all that shit just to get shit on.


SyCams

Someone throw up that comic they made.


Bug-03

[link](https://twitter.com/nbcsathletics/status/1313150437323796480)


Gabelbram

[excuse me let me just get by real quick oops sorry](https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EjlKe7jXkAAPrUc?format=png&name=900x900)


Hufflepuff_Baseball

fuck I hate Houston's guts but this was well deserved


Bug-03

Dropped it


JoseAltuve27

That's based.


NJImperator

Delicious.


VadersScorchedPenis

Lmao. Oh the memories.


TheGhostOfSamHouston

Makes me laugh to this day


MiddlePhotograph0

Hey thats a pretty good comic considering it was made by 1 of the 219 feral cats that makeup the oakland a’s fanbase


azr0021

Talked all that shit to become irrelevant


StartTheParty1

Literally went from a 90+ win team in 2019 and a division leader in 2020 to just… *nothing*


_Winterspring_

Such is the natural life cycle of the A's.


psomounk

Their 2021 fall-off was weird too. They were sitting in or very near one of the wild card spots for months, and went out and got Marte to make a push. But then kinda just gradually fell off, it didn't even feel like a dramatic implosion? And for them to hit the rebuild button immediately after made it even more jarring


danhoang1

It was because Ramon Laureano got suspended 80 games. Our downfall was shortly after


guppyfighter

Had ten blown saves in the second half. Good offense, defense, starting pitching. No relief


ahr3410

A's were done the moment it was determined the ALDS would be 5 day games at Dodger Stadium. They were never going to out-slug the Astros.


TomK115

Manfred pulled out the goddamn Rawlings bouncy balls for that series. Every pop up ended up landing in Pasadena


Thomas_Oaks

IIRC it set the record for most home runs in an ALDS with like 24 or something


uniquecannon

If we played the whole 2020 season, there's no way we don't win the division. We had a rough 60 game stretch, yes, but the season abruptly ended shortly after we started getting red hot


Former-Billionaire

Mickey Mouse Season


QuackQuackH0nk

It was an asterisk season.


jgalaviz14

Always was gonna be. A certain group of people have nothing but that though so they get salty when the truth is said


Boros-Reckoner

If you beat your division winner in the playoffs you also take the division crown like the Dodgers did to the Giants last year


Bug-03

CSI were called


Alive-Ad-4164

My prophecy of Astros vs Phillies in the World Series slowly becoming a reality


NOLA1987

Astros vs another NL East team. We're so fucked


JinFuu

I think Vs Mets or Phillies we can get revenge for 86 or 80. We had already beaten the Braves twice in 04/05, so no revenge, and we had never faced Washington. So maybe it’s some weird way the curse wouldn’t activate against them.


NOLA1987

Yeah. I'm aware of what happened in 86, sort of???. I have no clue what happened in 1980.


JinFuu

According to those who can before, we blew two leads in the 8th inning of Games 4 and 5 to lose the NLCS 3-2 and could have beat the Royals in the WS


Luckytxn_1959

I do to this day remember it and specifically Rose doing something that pissed me off. Fuck the Phillies forever.


ATRDCI

Add on that Tim Purpura doesn't get near enough hate for using the Astros to gift the Phillies a ring.


SiphenPrax

Wait until you face the Marlins in the WS one day


sam_e5

To be fair, choosing the Astros to be in the World Series is a safe bet.


yumyumapollo

Even a 3-0 lead against the Astros doesn't feel safe. Don't ask me how I know that.


provoking

You can hit two grand slams against us and not feel safe…


bantha121

I've taken to calling the ALCS the Astros Invitational Series


tothesource

Astros (vs the) League Championship Series


Hufflepuff_Baseball

fuck that's good. I remember a couple years ago someone edited the AFC Championship Wikipedia to say "where one team plays the Patriots to go to the Super Bowl" Wonder if anyone will do that \~if\~ when the Astros get back there


Bug-03

We’ve *


Heil_Harden

I try to keep those thoughts internal. Anything can happen in the playoffs. After watching Houston sports for 20+ years, this is the only thing I can hold true.


ThatAnonymousDudeGuy

It’d also be a safe bet to bet on us losing to the Phillies.


Bug-03

NL East curse


sam_e5

It’s our turn to beat you guys. I called it first.


Bug-03

Dibs is dibs


33thirtythree

I think the Mets will be there too.


Nobius

[Shoot it!](https://streamable.com/2ykg5)


[deleted]

This is probably the one thing about the Astros winning I like lol


dub47

**2.Y.K.G.5.**


YaBoiWhit

So happy for guys like Montero, Mancini and Neris all making it to the playoffs for the first time


ray_0586

Mancini made the playoffs with the Orioles in his rookie season in 2016, but Buck didn’t play him in the Wild Card Game.


Toxicstorm88

The best pitcher of that year also did not play that game...


BoysenberryAshamed59

All great calls!


TigerBasket

I hate all of you


orioles0615

Hey, they can laugh all they want, but the guys who put there Astros in this position are running the Orioles now, so soon they will shit their pants, cry and pound sand


sapphir8

Mancini has one playoff game experience.


PrecedentialAssassin

So he'll pass Mike Trout this season


TheGhostOfSamHouston

Ouch. Love you, booboo


GsoFly

Ooof. Spicyyyyyy


Hufflepuff_Baseball

He'll get his first win before Trout


Perfect_Hall7735

They've had a run differential of +196 or better in all division winning seasons. Hell of a run.


j1h15233

If you’re a fan of pitching, this is one of the best Astros teams ever for you to watch. It’s been a joy watching this rotation. Maybe the best group of starters I’ve seen on an Astros team in my 37 years.


AshyLarryyyy

We somehow improved from Cole, Greinke, Keuchel, and Morton .. it’s insane


mymompaints

Best part is, with mostly homegrown talent too! LMC, Javi, brown, Garcia, framber.. Crazh shit.


Carpe_Musicam

All Aces Rotation, baby!


33thirtythree

This is the best pitching staff the Astros have ever had. That includes the JR Richard era, the Nolan Ryan/Mike Scott/Bob Knepper/Jim Deshaies era, the Oswalt era. We've never been this good on the mound.


KatnissBot

We had Roy O, Andy Pettitte, and Rodger Clemens in ‘05 and we weren’t anywhere close to what we have now.


Blackhawks00

I do really miss Oswalt peditte and Clemens


BmtTex

Blowing on the endo


not_a_rake1234

GAMECUBE


bantha121

#NINTENDO


wildlingbitch

5% TINT


sigmamu232

SO YOU CANT SEE UP IN MY WINDOW


Heil_Harden

I love that this carried over from r/Rockets


2RINITY

I’m gonna try and make it a Roughnecks thing too when the XFL comes back


WadeCountyClutch

Dodgers vs Astros is going to see must see tv if they make it to the World Series


RotenTumato

This is a gross result for both of us


Joyce_Hatto

Dodgers - Yankees, right?


RotenTumato

I’m fine with that


JinFuu

Time for Sparky to get wet


TheGhostOfSamHouston

W.A.S. Wet Ass Sparky


BoredAtWork_91

I love Sparky getting wet.


JinFuu

It’s one of my favorite parts of the Astros clinching things


BoredAtWork_91

We just need a Rasmus type of guy again.


AstroWorldSecurity

I'd like to see Phil Maton become that guy. Just standing there stoic as hell with an American flag thong on with a thousand yard stare.


BoredAtWork_91

Well now I need this in my life… Thanks.


monkeyvselephant

We did his name was Reddick


Bug-03

May he rest in peace


StartTheParty1

😞 I miss him


Bug-03

Playing for the Savannah bananas.


NottheArkhamKnight

Sadly (but probably for the best) he'll take it easier than years past given his previous heart attack.


StealthyGooch

Moist sparky is my favorite sparky


ComeAbout

I guess I *am* over it. Congrats Astros fans. Must be nice…


Rubberbandballgirl

You were over it anytime you rooted for Jake Marisnick or Joe Musgrove.


ComeAbout

You don’t like, know me, man.


fireside68

Those years of 100+ losses were rough. This is...much better.


StealthyGooch

Phase 1 complete ✅


liteshadow4

They probably win 2020 if not for a shortened season too.


afterburner2020

The gentleman’s sweep we handed the A’s in the ALDS makes me want to count this as a division win too cuz of how screwy the shortened season was


Dylan_cinema

I don’t know, that was the first season after the scandal broke out. All the hate they received definitely got to them, especially altuve. That was a season I definitely want to forget about


sapphir8

https://i.imgur.com/7AZywAs.jpg


NewDadInNashville

LMJ looks like if Thor was just a regular dude.


fabreasycheesy

SHOOT IT HOUSTON TEXAS GO ASTROS 🎶🎶


skeptoid79

Comments you can hear.


dub47

iykyk 🤌🏻


dub47

2ykg5


Gabelbram

They might be good


front_butt_coconut

America’s team


JasonLikesCTE

Most beloved team in sports


Anonymous5922

I actually like the Astros. They are consistently an elite team despite losing some of their best players over the years (Cole, Springer, Correa), I respect that.


cjafe

Agree. I don’t care for Correa and Bergman but you can’t deny that it’s an exciting team that has a lot of likable players to root for. Minutemaid is also a gem of a ballpark.


NocturnoOcculto

No way dude. Didn’t you hear that MMP has carpet on part of its concourse?! That’s like putting carpet in your bathroom!


ChrisAplin

😎😎😎 See you in October… finally


Thornton__Melon

I love it when good things happen to even better people


[deleted]

Of all the comments by the Astros flairs over the years this one is definitely my favorite. GG WP.


Austintheweird94

🚂🚃🚃🚃🚃🚃🚃🚃 CHOOFUCKINGCHOO BITCH


Thomas_Oaks

Guaranteed first round bye too! Legooooo


TD_Tom

We'll see if the Dodgers can become the second team to get a bye tonight.


ChemtrailExpert

We still saying fuck the astros??


KingStraton

Yeah, but not cause of 2017. I stopped caring about that a long time ago. Fuck the Astros for no other reason than cause they’re really good and I’ve hated watching them light up our sub-par pitching for half a decade.


Never_Kn0ws_Best

Meh. I mean yea, I guess. Boring at this point though.


Gabelbram

Go for it dude, live your best life.


Boros-Reckoner

Si


Carpe_Musicam

Here’s a secret r/baseball may not be aware of: It’s fun as hell being an Astros fan. Well earned, 2022 Astros. Keep the train a rolling.


aliterati

Honestly, five years in to the hate train at this point I think most of us enjoy being the villains. It used to bother me us fans were vilified as if we did anything. Now, I'm fine with it. Only thing that annoys me is our players not getting the recognition they deserve for performances that would be lauded on other teams (Framber, our bullpen, etc) Other than that, keep hating, we'll just watch the Ws pile up.


HOU-1836

We’ve only been the villains the last two years, just feels like 5


raylan_givens6

are houston sports making a turn around? astros some time removed from the scandal rockets have a solid young exciting core to build around davis mills looks decent for the texans - ownership still dumb af


SodaCanBob

I still vote for eliminating the Texans to bring back the Aeros.


chode0311

Let's send the Texans to LA


doingthedogdance

The last football team Houston sold away went to the Superbowl


JinFuu

We need to steal the Oilers history back from the Tits


cnapp

I miss the Oilers sooooo much


JinFuu

I just want non-generic colors for a local team. Red/White/Blue of the Texans is so bland.


Hyperactivity786

A non-generic name too please. The fact that Apollos was on the final list of potential names hurts. We could've had the Astros/Rockets/Apollos.


JinFuu

Yeah, I was a big fan of Apollos if we couldn’t keep/get back the Oilers name


chode0311

Well we won't have to worry about that with this franchise.


BoredAtWork_91

And came up short and continue to show they’re nothing but frauds. So fuck it.


dub47

Oh yes, The Louisiana Texans. I would buy that merch.


j1h15233

The NHL Aeros this time! Sign me up for that!


Gabelbram

God I got a boner for the idea of NHL team, even more so if it's the aeros


[deleted]

I hope the Coyotes fail in Arizona, I want to see them there since Quebec won’t happen. Sorry Yotes fans but I’m tired of that charade.


chode0311

Don't ever have hope for the Texans. That's a lost franchise. The Rockets, definitely reason to be excited for them.


manofconviction

2 out of 3, Mills looks awful


Former-Billionaire

Mills ain’t it


JinFuu

The Cougars lost to the Jayhawks (in football) so that’s a bit of a blow


chhurry

If the Coogs don't got me


SCREW-IT

😫


KikiFlowers

Certainly better than the joke that is Dallas sports. Granted Stars have an incredible young goaltender.


AstroWorldSecurity

Gonna take some time for the Rockets to get things turned around but the building blocks are there and they're at least fun to watch even when they're losing.


rices4212

was just reading the opposite about Mills lol


tothesource

Uh -have you watched the last two games? Davis definitely does not look "decent" lmao


thrawaway9991

They’re still deep in the trenches compared to the exact moment the Texans were up 24-0


YaBoiWhit

Sad but true I will never forget that shit man


JasonLikesCTE

😫 oh yea baby


TheGhostOfSamHouston

S H O O T E M. Tell ‘em Raulito sent you.


Rickard403

Are the Astros becoming the Dodgers of the AL?


dream_team34

Would be nice to have that extra 80 mil in payroll.


CaptainObvious

You guys got 80 mil payroll?


bantha121

The Astros have become the Dodgers who have become the New York Yankees of Baseball


LEGOslayer

If [this tweet by Buster Olney](https://twitter.com/Buster_ESPN/status/1571515577667289089) is to be believed, if the Astros win 3 more games this year they'll be the 5th team ever to have four 100-win seasons in a six year span. Both teams have been historically dominant in the same window. That they've basically swapped pennant appearances since 2017 is an even greater shame knowing this imo.


AstroWorldSecurity

The Astros make me happy.


medspace

Dread it… Run from it… Destiny still arrives


South_Spinach_9206

I think we all want a real WS of Dodgers vs Astros II


blokes444

Dusty gets a manager ring?