It seems that being a sports fan in Houston is too often an exercise in futility. But today was one of those heartwarming day for Houston fans.
The long of it--JJ Watt! The huge man is so fun to watch because he never quits, never takes a play off. And his hard work turned out to be so important today. With the Texans behind 10-7 and having just turned the ball over for the third time, JJ stepped into the path of a flare pass and intercepted it on the 20 yard line and he was off to the races. He returned the INT for 80 yards and the go ahead touchdown. It sparked the team to go on to a 23-17 win and a 3-1 record. So satisfying.
The short of it--Jose Altuve! He is so diminutive that you can hardly believe he even belongs in the major leagues. But he entered Sunday with a 3 point lead on Victor Martinez of the Tigers for the batting title. He could have taken the day off and forced Martinez to go at least 3 for 3 to overtake him. Many times over the years men in his situation would have taken the day off. But not the little man with the huge heart. He demanded to play and went 2 for 4 and ended up winning the title by six points! He is the first Astro in team history to win the batting title. Jose Altuve is the 2014 Batting Champion! So satisfying.