Her everyday wardrobe will most likely include some sort of Astros logo or colors. Two of his children, Nolan and Cooper, were actually given names that honor the game: Nolan Ryan and Cooperstown.
“This is where my love for the Astros started,” he said, pointing to a vintage team photo with “1979” stamped on the side.
Le came from Vietnam to Mission Bend, southwest of Houston, at the age of nine. He was separated from his immediate family, but befriended another boy in the neighborhood who taught him all about baseball.
“I remember taking tennis balls and taking a 2×2 and shaving the ends and turning them into a bat,” he said.
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In the years that followed, his passion for the game took him to every Astros playoff game since 2015, with the exception of the 2020 season where no fans were allowed to play. Le has also visited all MLB stadiums except Citi Field, which is next on his list.
This season, he’s attended 139 of 162 regular-season games – determined to show his support for his team, especially on the road.
“I knew the fans on the other teams would pick on our guys and I said, ‘You know what? I want to be there with them,'” he said.
Le was right in Chicago, watching the Astros stun the White Sox, and is now set for more wins against the Red Sox.
“They’re built for October baseball, our team is.” he said.
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