Hours before the Houston Astros jogged onto the field at Minute Maid Park on Tuesday night, hordes of fans had already packed several rows deep along the left-field railing. Giant foam cowboy hats and Astros astronaut helmets are common attire here, in the stadium’s prime standing-room-only section. I’m looking for Valentin Jalomo, the legendary fan with a huge curled mustache and giant straw hat who often pops up on the jumbotron and the team’s television broadcasts. He started standing in left field during every Astros home game when he fell into being a member of the Caballitos (little horses), a fan club for Carlos Lee, who played with the Astros from 2007 to 2012. What began as a few guys jokingly bringing broomstick horses and…View Original Post
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