When she was a teenager in the early 1960s, Mickey Marvins would go with her mother to Houston’s Colt Stadium to watch the Colt .45s.
“I think Wednesday night was Ladies’ Night,” she recalls. “We’d go sit out in the heat and humidity and mosquitoes and watch baseball.”
Marvins, 66, is an Astros fan to her core. She rooted for the Houston Buffaloes’ minor league team before the city’s National League expansion franchise was born in 1962, and remembers going to games at the brand-new Astrodome in 1965, when the team changed its name from the Colt .45s.
Nothing will ever stop her from cheering for her Astros.
Yet from the moment she learned Houston would become a member of the American League West this season, Marvins was steamed.