The ASTROS WON THE AL WEST DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP YESTERDAY!
One of the coolest things – going aroudn Minute Maid and High Fiving Fans!
16 years ago – that’s the Last time the Astros WON THEIR DIVISION.
Lots of Thing have changed…thing that didn’t exist in September 2001:
3G wireless (October 2001)
iPod (October 2001)
Windows XP (October 2001)
Xbox (November 2001)
Vizio TVs (2002)
iTunes Music Store (2003)
Google Maps (2005)
iPhone App Store (2008)
Angry Birds (2009)
Back (in 2001), the stadium the Astros played in was named for a company that was involved in one of the biggest corporate scandals in American history.
Let’s get this one out of the way. In 2001, the average price of a new house was $136,150. The cost of a gallon of gas was $1.46. (We could use that again.) U.S. Postage stamps cost just $0.34.
Prepare to feel old
Here are the ages of some Astros players in the year they last won the division: