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Astrodome Essay

  • Submitted by: supersporty34
  • on February 29, 2008
  • Category: English
  • Length: 1,628 words

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There were two men on base, one on third and the other on second, and Craig Biggio, the second baseman of the Houston Astros, stepped up to the plate.   Biggio tapped his left cleat once with his bat to remove the caked on dirt and then on the plate, and then on his other cleat.   The pitcher stared straight at Biggio with his beady eyes, trying to intimidate him. Biggio reared his shoulders back towards the catcher, his forearm muscles tensed, waiting for the ball to release from the pitcher’s hand.   He threw his arms forcefully towards the ball, connecting the tip of his bat with the ball.   The ball soared high above the right fielder’s head, over the fence, and into the grandstands.   “HOMERUN!,” bellowed the announcer, as the Houston Astros fans surrounding me scrambled to their feet, clapping and hollering all the while.   Some crazed fans screamed and jumped up and down as if they had just won the lottery.   The Astros batted their way to a victory of seven runs to the Milwaukee Brewers’ three runs.   An onlooker might think that the Astros had just claimed the title of the World Series by all of the excitement and commotion taking place, but this was only a regular season game!   Fellow Houstonians might claim that we are just a little more lively and excitatory than other city’s fans in showing support for our hometown Houston baseball team.   For almost thirty-five years, the Astrodome served as the silent tenth player on the Astros baseball team.   It united Houstonians, who came to experience a sporting event, beneath one roof and continues to do so as all different people enter through its doors.  
Billed as the Eighth Wonder of the World by Astros’ original owner, Judge Roy Hofheinz, the Astrodome became the first ballpark in history to have a roof over the playing field.   The Colt .45s, the professional baseball team in Houston, played three years at Colt Stadium and then changed their name to the Houston Astros when they moved into the Astrodome in 1965....

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