Take Me Out To the ‘Stros Game

A familiar scene in 2017. As is the quiet, but forceful presence of Manager A. J. Hinch (#14) and the even less visible personal presence in the long time work of General Manager Jeff Luhnow and the decision-making of owner Jim Crane that is making “2017” a season to remember for Astros Nation, regardless of how it concludes. Over the normal season of play in our personal lives, how many of us get to put 70% of everything we do in the “W” column by the time our last sunrise dawns upon us? The 2017 Astros don’t have to win ’em all. They just need to win that last best 4 games of 7 series that’s always played between the two pennant winners of the American and National Leagues to add “supremely happy” as the star at the top of our 2017 Houston Astros baseball memories tree.

Take Me Out To the ‘Stros Game *

By Bill McCurdy

  • Our humble version of the 2017 version of  “Take Me Out To the ‘Stros Game” – as experienced by those of us Astros fans, especially, who have been waiting for this moment since April 10, 1962, but also embraced in delirium delight by Houston MLB fans of all ages.

VERSE I

Katy Casey – was Astros mad.
Had the fever – and had it bad;
Just to root – for the Houston crew,
Ev’ry name – Katy knew.
On a Saturday – her young beau
Called to see – if she’d like – to go,
To see a show – but Miss Katy said,
“No, I’ll tell you what you can do.”

CHORUS (To the Melody of “Take Me Out to the Ball Game”):

“Take me out – to the ball game,
Take me out – with the crowd.
Buy me some nachos – and junction jacks,
I don’t care if I’m – trapped on the tracks,
Let me root – root – root – for the Astros,
If they – don’t win – it’s a shame,
When it’s one – two – three strikes – they’re out,
At the old – ball – game.”

VERSE II

Katy Casey – saw all the games,
Knew – the players by – their first names;
Told the umpire he was wrong,
All along – good and strong.
When the score was just – two to two,
Katy Casey – knew what – to do,
Just – to cheer up the boys – she knew,
She made the gang sing – this song:

CHORUS (To the Melody of “Take Me Out to the Ball Game”):

“Let’s all SHOUT – praise LOUD – for our – Jose,
And then ROAR – young George – at ‘em – too.
REMEMBER two Carlos guys – AS you cheer,
Ask Marwin Marvel to – SWAT – you – a – beer,
DON’T forget – to TRUST – Tiger – Alex,
As Yuli – and other bats BREW,
For it’s ONE – TWO – THREE strikes – foes FALL,
To the Dal-las – K – CREW! – BOO! HOO!”

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Bill McCurdy

Publisher, Editor, Writer

The Pecan Park Eagle

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