The Rev. Billy Gibbons Scats About Old Buff Stadium And The Astros... We Think
"Now...call it luck, call it fortune, or call it doubled-down, downright dangerous, the two characteristic cornerstones became a reality following the foresight and fateful finagling of several farsighted soothsayers, to the delight of the many sports fans, surprised at the success of shuffling in a sporting event bringing in that elusive 'winning combo' the community long awaited."
"Make no mistake, back when Houston hosted home to the famed Buffaloes (the 'Houston Buffs' for the uninitiated, by the way), Texas League baseball had found a supportive sector of the city that held passion for a ballgame. The original Houston ballpark houses, West End Park (1907-1927), Buffalo Stadium (1928-1952), later, Busch Stadium (1953-1958), just aside the super two-lane Gulf Freeway, set the stage for a lust of knuckles, curves and speed, all on the infield lawn where the humidified, summer seasoned crowds watched their home team 'play ball!'...!"Read more of Gibbons' riffing on the national pastime, Houston-style, in this week's Press cover story, also featuring a guest verse or two from the People's Champ himself, Paul Wall. By the way, ZZ Top hasn't announced any Houston dates for 2010 yet (although we've heard things), but will be at Beaumont's Ford Park April 24 with the Edgar Winter Band and Jonathan Tyler & the Northern Lights. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at ticketmaster.com. Road trip, anyone?