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Optimistic Fans Attend Houston Astros Street Fest

Followers attended the annual Street Fest before the first game of the season.


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Fans waited patiently to enter Crawford Street in front of Minute Maid Park for the annual Street Fest. It signals the start of the new Houston Astros season.

Jim Burke says he’s keeping his fingers crossed.

“I’m optimistic,” says Burke, “I’m hoping we can at least make the playoffs. We’ve got an owner that willing to spend some money. So, that makes me happy.”

New manager A.J. Hinch takes over a team that’s lead by batting champ Jose Altuve, and budding young stars like George Springer and Jake Marisnick.

Grace Perez has been an Astros fan all her life.

“I knew from the beginning that it was going to take time to rebuild, but I think once we get there, everybody’s going to be so excited. I think we have a lot of power: Springer and Carter, and Gattis. I love our Gattis pickup. And Altuve, I mean, you really, you can’t go wrong,” Perez says.

Kelly Brown and his son Julian came to the Street Fest.

Kelly Brown: “It’s going to be a good season, we’re excited. He’s more a fan, he knows everything.”

Julian Brown: “It’s going to be a good season.”

Pat Hernandez: “Is there a particular player that you’d like to see?”

Julian: “Yes, Jose Altuve, and George Springer.” 

Fans I spoke to agree that Houston should improve from last season’s record of 70 wins and 92 losses.