“We may not win many championships in Houston, but things like this make me appreciate the fact that we have mostly polite, well-behaved sports fans.”
It’s the same with the players. I admire the respect that the Houston and St. Louis players have for each other. Even though I’m a Cardinal fan, there’s something I’ve always liked about Lance Berkman, and I thought it was shame when Houston traded him. I am thrilled that he’s now a Cardinal. I’m sure Astros fans will give The Big Puma a warm welcome when the Cards play their first game there (if he doesn’t get injured first).
Believe me, Cardinals fans are very respected in Houston. We have not forgotten how the fans gave our Astros a standing ovation at Busch Stadium when we defeated the Cardinals to finally win a pennant in 2005.
Local news commentary focused strongly on that and many letters were written to the local paper expressing how impressed our fans were with the Cardinals fans.
When Houston subsequently lost the World Series to the White Sox in our own ballpark, our fans stood and applauded the Sox. We learned that from your fans. :)
I hope the Puma does well for you. If we can't have him, I'm glad the Cardinals can.