Top Five Things to Do in Houston Sports This Weekend: SHO, Astros and Croquet?
Hey, boys and girls, it's the weekend again. I bet you didn't think you'd make it here from Monday, did you? We assume the next few days are all filled up with plans for antiquing, buying groceries, working in the garden, eating sensibly and going to church for Easter. HA HA HA! We're kidding.
But before you order that keg you plan to drink by yourself while watching nonstop coverage of the NCAA Tournament, consider a few items we have on the sports docket this weekend. It could be a chance for you to get out of the house and do something productive, like get drunk at a ballpark instead of at home standing over the sink eating a frozen dinner. So sad.
5. Shell Houston Open
Redstone Golf Club
5810 Wilson Rd.
Humble, TX 77396
If you love golf or just well-manicured, overly fertilized grass, you are going to love the annual Houston PGA tour event. The weather should be fantastic, the greens are slick as greased whale poop (that one's for you, dad) and the Open boasts one of the best fields in years thanks to the fact it moved back to two weeks before the Masters. Most of the best golfers on the planet will be in Houston -- no, not Tiger...did you have to go there? -- and the Houston Golf Association always puts on a great show.
4. Astros vs. Rangers
Sunday, 7:05 p.m.
Minute Maid Park
Houston, Texas 77002
Holy Toledo, Milo, it's time for opening day. Yes, owner Jim Crane has jacked up ticket prices for opening weekend. Sure, the Astros are stuck playing in the American League. Of course, the team will probably lose more than 100 games again. But, hey, since most of you can't watch the games thanks to the continuing CSN Houston vs. Every Cable Provider Not Named Comcast debacle, you may as well pony up and head for Minute Maid. The roof should be open and I'm pretty sure good seats are still available.
3. 7th Annual Fiesta Speedfest (NASCAR)
Saturday, 5 p.m.
Houston Motorsports Park
11620 North Lake Houston Parkway
Houston, Texas 77044
If you're feeling the NEED for SPEED, you might want to check out the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series event at Houston Motorsports Park. Stock cars, modified stock cars and trucks will all be hauling ass around the track in north Houston. Tickets are only $15 and you might get to see a wreck or an explosion or Honey Boo Boo!