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The Resume

    (1962- )
    Located in Houston, Texas
    Known as the Houston Colt .45's (1962-64) and the Houston Astros (1965- )
    Astrodome opened in 1965, Enron Field opened in 2000, renamed Minute Maid Park (August 1, 2002)
    Former and current Astros include Mike Cuellar, Larry Dierker, Nolan Ryan, Joe Morgan, Jeff Bagwell and Craig Biggio
    Six retired numbers include Jose Cruz's #25, Jim Umbrict's #32, Mike Scott's #33, Nolan Ryan's #34, Don Wilson's #40, Larry Dierker's #49
    World Series Champions (2017)

Why they might be annoying:

    They used to be known as the Colt .45's.
    They used to have some of the ugliest jerseys in professional sports.
    There weren't many players who enjoyed playing in their old stadium, the Astrodome.
    Their new stadium, Enron Field, is a hitters park making it extremely easy to hit home runs.
    In addition to its smallness, it has a mound in centerfield causing many center fielders to fall down when tracking down a fly all.
    Although being a major league baseball team for 44 years, they' played in a World Series (2005).
    After 50 years in the National League, they moved to the American League to balance out the amount of teams in both leagues.
    They implemented a strategy that saw the use of video cameras in the outfield and banging on garbage cans as a way to steal signals from other teams.
    They were fined the maximum amount by Major League Baseball and stripped of draft picks when it was revealed they were cheating.

Why they might not be annoying:

    They are the first major user of synthetic turf, still known as 'Astroturf.'
    They played in the first enclosed indoor stadium.
    They invited the N.Y. Yankees to play them in the first exhibition game to be play indoors. Mickey Mantle hit the first indoor home run.
    The original blueprints of the Astrodome called for a bomb shelter in the basement that would provide shelter for the team and the fans.
    In their second year as a big league team, Bob Bruce one-hit the Cincinnati Reds and Don Nottebart no-hit the Phillies.
    A day after being no hit by Cincinnati's Jim Maloney, Don Wilson returned the favor and no-hit them.
    In 1977 they had three players steal 40 or more bases. They were Cesar Cedeno, Jose Cruz and Enos Cabell.
    The Astrodome was jokingly referred to as 'The Eighth Wonder of the World.'
    They ended the 1990's and started the 2000's with the Killer Bee's trio, which included Jeff Bagwell, Craig Biggio and Lance Berkman.

Credit: His Name is Robert

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Year In Review:

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 10 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 113 Votes: 52.21% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 104 Votes: 55.77% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 13 Votes: 53.85% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 51 Votes: 56.86% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 297 Votes: 65.99% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 2 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 35 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 23 Votes: 52.17% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 14 Votes: 64.29% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 15 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 16 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 61 Votes: 63.93% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 77 Votes: 70.13% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 180 Votes: 34.44% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 134 Votes: 58.96% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 371 Votes: 48.79% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 987 Votes: 42.65% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 543 Votes: 43.83% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 103 Votes: 60.19% Annoying