I can see why Astros fans would be like Yankees fans what with all those WS trophies and NL pennants.
So, you're saying that a history of playoff success makes it okay for a fan base to act like ignorant jerks? Err, okay if you say so.
In actuality, it doesn't reflect well on the fans whether their team has won the world series 15 times or 0 times.
Booing Kent and Vizcaino like the Houston fans have done like has been done the last couple of years was completely out of line. Those guys did not leave of their own accord, why go out of your way to boo them when they come back and play for a visiting team?
The fans have also been too vicious with their booing of Lidge. I mean, do you want him to get his confidence back and start pitching like he used to, or would you like him to continue to struggle so you can keep booing him? Not that you have to cheer when he blows a game, but the mean spirited reactions that i've witnessed is not called for. I attended a couple of Card's games a couple of years ago when Izzy was really struggling and blowing saves, and he didn't get that reaction, and he's alot worse than Lidge.
Despite my dislike for the Cardinals and their laboratory created 1st baseman, the Cards have some of the best and most knowledgeable fans in baseball. I really wish that Houston fans would try to be more like the baseball-savvy Cards fans and less like the ignorant Yankee fans. Yankees (and now Astros) fans just like to boo to show their passion, with very little thought to how stupid they're acting sometimes.