Do you have any Astros Superstitions? Revisiting rituals on Opening Day

Houston Astros mascot Orbit waves to the crowd during the Houston Astros Victory Parade on November 3, 2017, in Houston.

HOUSTON – Historically, baseball has become infamous for being riddled with superstitions and patterns. While players and managers have been known for having off-the-wall routines that supposedly give them an edge, many fans also take part in some wacky rituals.

With it being Opening Day, we’d like to hear how YOU are going to thwart the fate of the Astros for the next 162 games and beyond!

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Here’s a list of some superstitions we came across that still hold true since our 2017 World Series run.

  • Eating the same meals every night - Some fans would rather eat leftovers during the playoffs.
  • That lucky spot on the couch - You remember exactly where you sat when the ‘Stros hit that game-tying homer? Welcome to your new forever-cushion!
  • Put a lucky hat on your dog - One fan put one of his lucky hats on his dog, and it apparently sparked a home run!
  • Leaving the room - Some unlucky fans believe that not being present in an important moment might actually help the team
  • Doing the same thing over and over -- Keeping a routine never felt so good.
  • Don’t interrupt when the Astros are at bat -- there’s a reason why the crowd goes silent when the Astros are batting.
  • Don’t do least until it’s ALL over -- Hopefully you have an extra Astros jersey.

ASTROS FANS, do you have a superstition you want to share?

About the Authors

Michael is a Kingwood native who loves shooting hoops, visiting local breweries and overreacting to Houston sports. He joined the KPRC family in the spring of 2024. He earned his B.A. from Texas A&M University in 2022 and his M.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2023.

A graduate of the University of Houston-Downtown, Ana moved to H-Town from sunny southern California in 2015. In 2020, she joined the KPRC 2 digital team as an intern. Ana is a self-proclaimed coffee connoisseur, a catmom of 3, and an aquarium enthusiast. In her spare time, she's an avid video gamer and loves to travel.

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