Is there anything more lovable than Alex Bregman and the Houston Astros?

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Last night, Alex Bregman notched a win for the American League All-Stars with a line drive, rocket of a home run while securing the ASG MVP. This comes one day after putting up impressive numbers in his first Home Run Derby. Bregman has a sneaky 20 homers this year before the all-star break and is quickly rising to the top of the totem pole in America’s most lovable players… let’s recap.

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Astros loyalists will forever remember game 5 in the 2017 World Series. After a wild back and forth game that went into extra innings, Bregz smacks a walk off single to give the Astros a 3-2 series lead. We all know how that series ended…

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After the game 7 victory a few days later, our beloved Bregman took to Instagram to celebrate with his teammates. During the first part of the video he is shocked that his new rocket-armed teammate, Justin Verlander, would be with the club for two more years. After proclaiming that the Astros are going to win 2 more World Series, he leaves us with this gem.

Can we get 40 wheelbarrows to carry everybody’s nuts during the fucking parade? Are you shitting me? —Alex Bregman on winning the World Series

The start of 2018 has treated Bregman well. He has hit 20 homers, surpassing his 2017 total of 19, and he developed a trend of staring down the dugout camera after each bomb. Last year it was the scream, this year it’s the stare.

It is hard to not be enamored by Bregman’s energy, youthfulness, and general rock-star attitude. He cares enough about his teammates to learn spanish– of course he has to do it with flair. The bromance is strong with this team. I mean, just look at these kids grown men root their buddy on at the Home Run Derby.

It is Bregman’s day, week, month, and even his year. I fully expect to see Bregman continue this momentum into the second half of the season and help lead the Astros to where they want to be.

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Okay girls, as if that wasn’t enough, our boy Bregman gave the Chevy Camaro he won to his mother after the All Star Game. What a guy!

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Eat your heart out. I just have one question…. Do you think Keke loves him?

Tell your mom you love her,

-ZC

Happy 713 day- Houstonians rejoice!

Today is Friday the 13th- all my triskaidekaphobics say Hey-Ooo (Hey-Ooo!).

Remember when we were in 5th grade and used to go to Blockbuster to rent the Friday the 13th movies on days like today? Ahhh, to be young. Nowadays, to us working-folks, most numerically fun dates pass us by just like the concept of Spring, Summer, and Winter breaks. Sad!

However today is Houston’s Day- 7/13 aka the most popular area code in the area. I wanted to list out my favorite 13 things about Houston and its surrounding areas because, fuck it, I can. (Guess I’ll be saying fuck a lot on this blog now that the first one is over with, whew!)

  1. Astros, Rockets, Texans, Dynamo. Tough to not enjoy MVP winners Altuve and Harden along with social MVP in JJ Watt. As for the Dynamo…well…there’s some cool bars close to the stadium and we used to be good when I was in college, so we’ve got THAT going for us.
  2. Beyonce. Pretty sure she and Jay Z did a song (banger) called 713 so that’s cool.
  3. The food. The Tex Mex alone is worth the visit but Houston has some top notch dining establishments: Xochi, Hugos, Pappas Brothers Steak House to name a few.
  4. Craft beer. Karbach, St. Arnolds, 8th Wonder, Buffalo Bayou.
  5. NASA. Even though we faked the moon landing, its still cool ‘cus space n shit.
  6. Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. 2.5 million visitors a month and one of the only places you can see Jason Derulo, The Chainsmokers. And Chris Stapleton all in the same venue.
  7. The Medical Center and Energy Corridor. Oil and gas. Kids cancer research. No one does it better.
  8. Cost of Living. Just ask anyone north of the Mason Dixon Line how much they pay in rent compared to us…Not good.
  9. Harvey Heroes. Our community flat out rocks. The countless stories of Hurricane Harvey rescuers and providers really tickles my pickle.
  10. Green space. Backyards. Garages. Driveways. As a 6 foot 3, 325 pound+ big boy, you can imagine why the extra space is a nice commodity.
  11. Art n stuff. Plenty of things to do and see for the hipsters out there including the ‘Be Someone’ sign, the ‘I heart Houston’ display, Discovery Green, and the Museum of Fine Arts.
  12. Diversity. The attractive jobs, cost of living, and our proximity to Mexico give us one of the biggest metropolitan melting pots in the US.
  13. Traffic. No matter where you go, you will always have something in common with your neighbor #Fuck290

Tell your mother you love her,

-ZC