after Game 4 of the 2019 ALCS: Astros 8, Yankees 3

Rabbi Salem Pearce

A lifelong Astros fan, I had my heart broken by my team the first time in the 1986 NLCS. But I kept cheering for the “L-astros,” through perpetual losses to the Cardinals and the Braves, as well as the humiliating 2005 World Series. My favorite Astros were/are Jose Cruz, Joe Morgan, Craig Biggio, and Alex Bregman (the latter of whom my cat is named after).

In my day job, I’m the executive director of a small Jewish social justice organization. The views expressed here are not necessarily those of my employer.