Midday tidbits: watch party, Ladies Tee Time, and what was up with the uni-cap combo yesterday?
We’ll be at Lucky’s Pub tonight (Wednesday) at 7:15 p.m. CT to watch the Astros play the Cardinals, and to lure you to our little shindig, we’re offering really cheap food and some tempting drink specials:
* Half price appetizers to anyone wearing Astros gear
* Cheap beer! $.50 Small Domestic Drafts all night; also, $2 Smitchers, $4 24-oz Tecate, Dos XX and Mexican beers; and, $2.50 Import Cans.
We had one of these watch parties last year when the Astros were playing the Cardinals, and the Astros won. So, tonight, we’ll look to extend that historical streak to 2-0. Hope to see you there!
(Lucky’s Pub is located at 801 Saint Emanuel Street, just blocks from Minute Maid Park.)
The Astros’ signature Pink in the Park week ended on Monday with the second annual Ladies Tee Time, a golf tournament solely for the female contingent of our Astros fan base. A beautiful day made for another successful tournament, with proceeds going toward breast cancer awareness and research.
Summer Barmes, wife of shortstop Clint Barmes (second from left, in green), was one of nearly 50 participants.
I’ve watched the last two games on my computer, following the play-by-play on Gameday through Astros.com. I wasn’t watching on TV, so I didn’t realize the Astros had changed up their uniform combination until fans started asking about it.
Tuesday’s combo in Atlanta featured the road grey jersey and the red cap, as opposed to the red jersey and black cap that is more standard. I asked a club source about the switch, and explanation was simple: they thought it would be a good look, and decided to give it a whirl.
What do you think? Yay? Nay?
Faith and Family Night
For the fifth consecutive year, the Houston Astros are bringing Faith and Family Night to Minute Maid Park following the 6:05 p.m. Astros game vs. the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday, May 28. The Astros Faith and Family Night includes a personal testimony from Astros catcher J.R. Towles followed by a concert by contemporary Christian artist Jeremy Camp.
Admission to the concert is included with a valid game ticket to the Saturday, May 28 Astros-Diamondbacks game. All seating for the concert will be general admission seating along the first base side of the ballpark. The band will perform from the warning track near first base. Fans purchasing tickets for the game must sit in their ticketed seats until the end of the game, but may then move into any available seat on the first base side of the ballpark for the concert.
For information on the concert and tickets, fans can visit www.astros.com/faithandfamily or call the Astros Ticket Office at 1-800-ASTROS2.
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