The Houstralian Austro
Hey, pitchers and catchers report in just about 10 days. Excellent!
But its been a slow month for baseball. So slow, in fact, that I recently saw an article “reporting” that Derek Jeter was hitting in a batting cage with his team’s hitting coach. Wow, that’s shocking “news”!
To fill a tiny little part of the pre-spring training baseball void, I thought I’d share a picture of Ryan Rowland-Smith that I just slapped together:
For some reason, I was recently thinking about the Australian flag, which of course features six stars. Before long, I figured I should replace those stars with the Houston Astros’ star logo in honor of C&S Hall of Famer and new Astro, Ryan Rowland-Smith.
After combining the Australian flag and the Astros’ logo, it was only logical to go the extra step and create a nickname for RRS with another Australia-Houston Astros smash up. So, I came up with “The Houstralian.” Of course, “Australia” also blends nicely with “Astros” — so I modified RRS’s jersey to read “Austros.” (I also modified it by adding the “18” from my RRS Mariners jersey).
So there you go MLB play-by-play announcers and color commentators, feel free to start tossing around “Ryan ‘The Houstralian’ Rowland-Smith” or the more formal “Ryan ‘The Houstralian Austro’ Rowland-Smith” while commentating.
Is its baseball season yet?