As we get ready for the World Series, here are a few fun Astros programs where the Astros played the Phillies from the 1960's:
I miss the days when some teams would publish programs that poked a little fun at their opponents, like in this case where they have some fun with Phillies manager Gene Mauch:
Not quite sure what is going on here, other than I assume the space capsules refer to their current positions in the standings:
I think this sums up the fact that neither team was having a good year and that they were looking forward to the offseason:
Even before they became the Astros, the Colt .45s had some fun with their programs:
By the way, love the Colt .45s merch:
As some other bloggers have pointed out, this feels like an odd World Series matchup for those of us of a certain age.
I'll never completely get used to the fact that the Astros are an AL team, even if they have represented the AL in 4 of the last 6 years.
In my mind, this is how the NL is supposed to look since this is what I grew up with:
Heck, even the first official regular season game played in the Astrodome was against the Phillies: