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Rusty Staub "Le Grand Orange" (1944-2018) - Legendary Houston and New York Slugger, Oenophile, and Philanthropist

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On 10/26/2017 at 7:44 PM, MC Horoscope said:

I was a Colt .45/Astros fan from the beginning until 2005 when Montreal moved the Expos to DC. I switched my allegiance completely. Not even one NL team and one AL team as some people do. I root for ONE team period. Well this year with the early exit by the Nationals I would not mind seeing Houston win though I am really a NL man so I would not mind if LA won!

Wouldn't you know it? 2005 was the first and only time Houston went to the World Series, which was won by the White Sox in their first championship since before the Black Sox scandal when they threw the World Series to the Reds! It should have been seen as a historic win but it was so overshadowed by Boston's 2004 come from behind defeat of the Yankees and victory over St. Louis Cardinals. It's a shame. The White Sox are just not the national teams that the Red Sox, Yankees, Cubs, and Dodgers are. Houston is certainly not a nationally popular team.

Caught some games at the Astrodome when it was a real novelty! Had a team-autographed  baseball from 1968 til I eventually lost it!

Who could forget the Orange Crush uniforms of the 80?

Rusty Staub, le Grand Orange!


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