Wednesday, October 05, 2005

What am I addicted to?

Fred you started this with your Blogoholics post. It got me thinking about what I am “addicted” to. I guess it would be Houston Astros Baseball! I get all excited early in the year when Spring training starts. Ahhhhh…..baseball starting all over again. I’m not one of those who knows everyones stats, but I know my Astro’s and what they can do. Jeff Bagwell, Craig Biggio, Morgan Ensberg (voted this years MVP), Willy Traveras (rookie for the year), Roger Clements, Andie Pettiet, Roy Oswalt. The killer B’s. My husband and I watch every game. If it’s not on TV we listen on the radio. We go to about 3 games a year at Minute Maid Park. My husband buys a small package of the mini upper deck tickets that they offer at $ 2.00 a ticket for about 9 games. He gives these out to friends and business associates and we will use a few of them too.

This year the Astros made it as the NL Wild Card champions on the last day of the season. Today we played the Alanta Braves and beat them 10 to 5. I can’t wait for tomorrow’s game. It would be so awesome if we could actually make it to the World Series this year. Last month our daughter bought her father a ticket to see the Astro’s play the Cubs in Chicago. She paid for his airfare as a birthday present. She was working in Chicago that week and she planned to take him to the game. Well, we had a hurricane instead and he couldn’t go. It nearly killed him not to go. He bought a special Astros jersey to wear to the game. She ended up giving the tickets away and she got her money back on the airfare since the flight was canceled. Now she has bought him tickets to the playoff game on Saturday here in Houston. She will be in California working so I get to go with him. My heart races at the thought.

In my book, it’s a wonderful addiction. My husband and I met at the Astrodome when we were 16 yrs. old. He was the soda boy and I was the popcorn girl. Four years later we married. I am grateful that we share the same addiction. I think this helps keep our marriage exciting because we share some of the same things. We have fun together. I’m not one of those wives who complain about loosing her husband to baseball. I am right there with him. Baseball season is almost over and we will go into detox together…… Now go take a look at what my husband blogged about this morning, It's only a Game.

Fred, blogging has become a close second only to baseball.

35 Comments:

At 12:26 AM, Blogger Live, Love, Laugh said...

My husband and I love Basketball and Baseball so I know what you mean. We watch all the Mavericks games and many of the texas Rangers, some football but not as much and we too have fun together. We are going to the first game of the season this Sunday night! Yippee!!

 
At 6:52 AM, Blogger Better Safe Than Sorry said...

my husband is addicted to sports, i used to share his enthusiam, but over the years, the way it has taken over my life and his, actually makes me resent it. it's become too much, every night, every weekend, all day on weekends, holidays time based around sporting events, i'm now resentful of his addiction. there are other things in life.

 
At 7:22 AM, Blogger BagOfNothing.com said...

I love Clemens!

 
At 8:28 AM, Blogger Lucy Stern said...

BSTS...It sounds like your husband is more addicted than we are.

 
At 9:53 AM, Blogger Adrienne said...

I love the story on how you met! How sweet!

I love most sports but am sad to say that baseball hasn't ever been a sport I can stand to watch. I'm a football, basketball, hockey type of person.

 
At 2:15 PM, Blogger Beth said...

I'm not a baseball fan and have a hard time just reading about it so I skimmed. I'll admit it. =/

Still, I understand the connection between you two. My husband and I are huge Colts fans and he always says he wouldn't want anyone else beside him watching it. =)

 
At 9:10 PM, Blogger Canadian Dude said...

I dont' follow baseball, but I hope your team makes it to the World Series.

 
At 9:40 PM, Blogger Fred said...

So, I guess we could call you an "Astroholic"?

We need to remove this baseball thing from your life. Blogging is more important.

Must. make. comment.

:)

 
At 10:17 PM, Blogger Lucy Stern said...

Sorry Fred, Baseball is # 1. I suppose I am an Astroholic!
Astro's just lost game 2, so we come home to Houston 1 - 1. Fair enough.... Roy O. on Saturday and I'll be there to watch it......

Thanks Canadian Dude, I hope so too.

 
At 10:18 PM, Blogger puremood said...

My hubby and I are so much one it isn't funny. We like nearly all the same stuff. We have the same hobbies. Yes, we both love baseball, too. He played baseball but I played softball. However as adult we both played softball on a co-ed team. We've been togther since High School, too!

 
At 12:31 AM, Blogger Sum kinda princess said...

Lovin' baseball right along with you! I must admit though, that my/our team we're pulling for is Boston red socks. It was just too fun to watch them beat the Yankees. I can appreciate this addiction! Hubby and I are the exact opposite on most things. Not baseball though, and other such things that make up a life. Been married 10 years now. Opposites attract I guess.

 
At 9:26 AM, Blogger K Jones said...

The teenager in our family that goes to Houston to see her dad on occasion is also addicted to the Astros which is hard to accept considering my preference for the Dodgers but she likes them nonetheless. The boys in her classes are quite impressed with her knowledge.

 
At 10:35 AM, Blogger Drywall Mom said...

She is also addicted to grocery shopping and finding good deals. Don't forget that mom.

 
At 6:59 PM, Blogger Jamie Dawn said...

Oh, Lucy! I loved reading about how you and your husband met. How very, very sweet. No wonder you love baseball sooo much!

 
At 12:22 PM, Blogger Evey said...

Ah Baseball. When Chris and I met I hated baseball. Being from Canada there is just no interest for it there. But then I met chris and it all changed. It was more his mom though that really got me addicted. Of course my team is my very much loved Seattle Mariners. They frustrate me to no end cause they should be so much better. Chris and I ordered the baseball package this year so we didn't miss a single game. If we werent home we recorded them. We were sad to see another season end with no playoff apearance. But we are also HUGE hockey fans so we have that to keep us busy in the baseball offseason.

It was fun living in Boston and being the only people in the whole city who wanted the Red Sox to lose:)

Go Astros though, I hope they do well.

 
At 5:53 PM, Blogger Nettie said...

Be careful though, one day blogging might take over!

 
At 5:28 PM, Blogger katy said...

I believe, according to your referenced "Fred" person, that you can't really call yourself truly addicted till you've created a special blog. SO where is the Lucy-on-Astros blog?

It is nice to share addictions with your spouse though. My husband finally got me into Formula 1 and now I'm more a fanatic than him, I drag his butt out of bed just to watch the race live - you're right, it is a nice feeling to share something like that - even when you're sharing it at 3am.

 
At 6:41 PM, Blogger BarbaraFromCalifornia said...

Baseball is not something I have any interest in.

What about prayer? My newest toic today.

Be well.

 
At 8:16 PM, Blogger Roseville Conservative said...

Lucy, Your Astros are my Pick.

I can't Believe the Cards Swept the Padres...

 
At 11:38 PM, Blogger Evey said...

Go Astros....what a great game today. 2 games rather.....that was a long one!

 
At 12:21 AM, Blogger Lucy Stern said...

Well everyone, today was a roller coaster of a ride. The Astro's came from behind and won this game 7 to 6. It took them 18 innings using all their pitchers except Oswalt and Peitte and all of there position players. The bull pen was incredible and Roger Clements came in in the 15 th inning to pitch the last three innings. He had all his stuff today to pull it off. Chris Burke, a young 25 yr. old out fielder, hit a home run in the Crawford Boxes to win the game.

TF and I went to the game last Saturday night and I don't think I will be able to hear for one or two more days. TF doesn't have a voice left. He literly can't talk. Today was probably the very best game the Astro have ever played. All kinds of records were broken today. Go take a look at your sports section and read the good news.

We are now off to St. Louis to play the Cardianls in the National League Championship Games. The Cardinals are beatable and we have a chance of playing in our very first World Series. What a ride. Go Astros!!!!!!!!!! Wish us luck!

 
At 1:51 AM, Blogger mis_nomer said...

How sweet. :)

 
At 10:05 AM, Blogger PB said...

Lucy--with all due respect to Sts and his Damn Yankees; GOOOO ASTROS.

RC--Staunch Cards fan here--sorry about the Padres. GOOOO REDBIRDS.

 
At 11:18 AM, Blogger Hoots Musings said...

How about them Astros!!!!

 
At 11:52 AM, Blogger PB said...

OOPS--I said Astros and meant Angels.

The Braves make me ill and am glad to see you beat em. See you on the diamond.

 
At 2:06 PM, Blogger Lucy Stern said...

Hey PB, Those Cards are beatable. Hopefully this year we will beat them. We came this far without Beltran and most of the year without Bagwell. Some of our young guys are incredible. Let's just see what happens.

 
At 5:39 PM, Blogger Bar Bar A said...

Confession: I am envious of sports fans. I see them getting all excited when it's their season of the year (baseball, football, basketball, NASCAR...whatever). I enjoy listeing to the impassioned arguements over whose team is better. I get the same way about music/concerts but I don't have nearly as many opportunities to talk about it!!!

May the best team win (which of course is the Astros!)

 
At 5:51 PM, Blogger PB said...

Lucy--I am torn a bit because your Manager Phil (scrap iron) Garner used to play for the Pirates back in the early eighties and I used to go see him play at 3 rivers stadium. I am a Pirates fan first and a Cards fan second. Now he (Phil) is managing the team the Cards are up against. Will be fun. Good luck.

 
At 6:49 PM, Blogger Lucy Stern said...

PB - Scrap iron was also a third baseman for the Astro's during the 70's. He and Denny Walling used to platoon at third and they couldn't be beat. I met his dad one day at an Astro's orbitors luncheon. Turns out he is a minister and he said the opening prayer at the event. Scrap iron is a wonderful person and a great manager. Looking forward to the Game on Wednesday night.

Are they really going to tear down River Front Stadium? Is it that out of condition or does the owner just want a new stadium?

 
At 8:55 PM, Blogger PBS said...

What a great way to meet!

 
At 10:10 AM, Blogger PB said...

Hi Lucy--They took Three Rivers Stadium down about 2 years ago. I was sad to see it go, as I went to watch the Pirates play there many times. My uncle helped remove the feild and got me a section of the artificial turf from the final season the Steelers played there. I am a HUGE Steeler fan.

Very cool story about Phil Garner and cool that you used to work in the ballpark.

The reason why I am a Cards fan is because of my wife and mother-in-law. Her mom was a huge Cards fan. We have pics taken of her mom and Ozzy Smith and Whitey Herzog, in Bush Stadium, hanging in our office.

Anyway--glad you enjoy ballgames so much. Gotta enjoy life!

 
At 9:52 PM, Blogger Lucy Stern said...

Yes, Gotta enjoy life. I have always enjoyed watching the "Wizzard of Oz." One of my favorite Pitates fans is Willy Stargil. I always thought it was neat when someone would make an outstanding play and earn a Stargil star. Both clubs have had some really good teams.

What is your feelings on Pete Rose?

 
At 4:15 PM, Blogger PB said...

Wow--I completely forgot about the stars! HUMMMM Pete Rose. Well, Banned for life from baseball was a tough sentence, but understandable. I think about all that goes on in sports today and the "slaps on the wrists" type of punishments todays players receive; and I think that Pete got really punished in comparison.

Hoe bout you.

 
At 9:43 PM, Blogger Lucy Stern said...

Well, He knew what he was doing when he bet on baseball. To me that is way out of line. He was an awesome player and he messed up his chance of making the hall of fame with his recklessness. Too bad. My husband thinks he should be allowed into the baseball hall of fame. I hope they do more to punish players that use steroids. It doesn't seem fair to equate them with players that don't use steroids. It puts a damper on the game.

 
At 10:11 AM, Blogger PB said...

I agree with you and T.S.--I kinda think Pete should be allowed into the hall of fame and steroid useing players banned from baseball and their records removed. I would even throw in, banned from the hall of fame!

 

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