The Houston Astros have been spiraling toward irrelevancy for some time now. The team has traded Carlos Lee, Wandy Rodriguez and any other player making more than a McDonald’s worker during another inept season.
Houston is 45-97 and has won just 16 games on the road all season. Apparently, the downward spiral has translated to the TV sets, where just 1,092 households tuned in to Sunday’s game against Cincinnati on Fox Sports Houston. And the Astros won that game!
It was on the road, so there’s no excuse that the few thousand who may have attended the game at Minute Maid Park wouldn’t have a chance to watch the game on TV.
In fact, the game was never viewed during any 15-minute period by more than 0.18 percent of the Houston-area’s 2.1 million TV households. Granted, the Houston Texans were playing at the same time, but they crushed Miami 30-10.
I know times are tough for a team that went to the World Series in 2005, but you have to think more than 1,092 households would at least accidentally turn the set to the game.