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New Year’s Resolution #1: Refuse to be ignored. Crane-cott.

December 3, 2011

Jim Crane is counting on fans giving-in to their strong emotional ties to what used to be our team, though now taken over by his investors group. And some will do so just by virtue of whoever he happens to hire for his GM. Others will do so when the day comes that the team wins again, just as Crane has publicly predicted.

This site is for those of us who will not; whose New Year’s resolution has already begun to take shape.

That is…

Those of us frustrated that the Houston “sports journalism” (and I suddenly have to begin using that term loosely) corp is in his back pocket, having decided to fall in-line behind the Chron’s Richard Justice, evidently believing it not in their best interests to pose the most obvious questions that confound his assertions…

Those of us who believe that if you allow someone with that degree of authority and resources and lack of respect for what you’ve held dear to bulldoze you in this instance, you can only expect more of the same as it suits his own financial purposes…

Those of us who believe in principle, and that if Crane and MLB estimate $70 million in losses due to fans’ repugnance, then true justice doesn’t even begin to occur until we exact $70 million and $1 from this incident…

And, those of us who believe that the best way to work toward that justice is to simply make different choices as consumers–from not buying tickets, to not watching games, to not patronizing a select number of businesses who choose to include Astros promotions prominently in their marketing plans.

It’s going to be a long winter. Hunker down. And be ready to come back to visit on Saturday, April 7 for the premiere of the Crane-cott Top 10. Alternatively, you can find the “follow” tab in the lower right corner, and gain notification as that time draws near.

One Comment leave one →
  1. M. Pickard permalink
    December 7, 2011 12:27 am

    As a season ticket holder for the past seven years, I was appalled at the move to the AL. I wrote Mr. Crane a letter addressing my displeasure. I won’t be renewing my season tickets. Needless to say, the Astro organization didn’t care enough to answer my letter.

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