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Astros have plans for Ric Flair if Yankees series goes to Game 7 - Houston Chronicle

The Astros-Yankees American League Championship Series gets to a Game 7, the Astros will have pro wrestling superstar Ric Flair call out “Play Ball!” before the game in a video message.
Astros right fielder Josh Reddick is a huge wrestling fan and uses Flair’s entrance music every time he steps to the plate at Minute Maid Park. Fans also have adopted the wrestler’s “Woo!” yell throughout the season.

Jim Furtado Posted: October 20, 2017 at 09:54 AM | 15 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: astros, playoffs, yankees

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   1. Nero Wolfe, Indeed Posted: October 20, 2017 at 10:27 AM (#5558865)
Almost enough to make me root for the Yankees in Game 6.
   2. You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR) Posted: October 20, 2017 at 10:36 AM (#5558881)
He's the greatest pro-wrestler in the history of the art, but a sad cautionary tale as well.

Looking forward to the "30 for 30" on him that comes out in a couple of weeks.
   3. Nero Wolfe, Indeed Posted: October 20, 2017 at 10:42 AM (#5558894)
I like the old wrestling from my childhood (I can't stand the product nowadays). Flair was a big name, but I never saw him wrestle as he was generally in the South and I was in California. I just find him obnoxious.
   4. Booey Posted: October 20, 2017 at 10:50 AM (#5558901)
WOOOOOOO!
   5. Paul d mobile Posted: October 20, 2017 at 11:20 AM (#5558933)
I love that it's identified as "Flair's entrance music".
   6. Jess Franco Posted: October 20, 2017 at 12:01 PM (#5558960)
I met Rick Flair ringside as a kid. He never looked in my direction (that I could tell behind the shades) as he signed my paper while scanning the arena for trim.

Flair sans bleached 'do
   7. Jess Franco Posted: October 20, 2017 at 12:02 PM (#5558964)
That link is from a story about Flair's air mishap and another plane crash that ###### up a lot of wrestlers in 1975.
   8. Man o' Schwar Posted: October 20, 2017 at 12:07 PM (#5558968)
I hear that, just like KFC in the 80s, they can only afford a Ric Flair impersonator.
   9. rconn23 Posted: October 20, 2017 at 01:02 PM (#5559009)
The Yankees should go full heel and bring back Eric Bischoff to "fire" Flair.
   10. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: October 20, 2017 at 01:03 PM (#5559011)
Astros right fielder Josh Reddick is a huge wrestling fan and uses Flair’s entrance music every time he steps to the plate at Minute Maid Park.


Does that explain Reddick's 0 for 17 so far in this series?
   11. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: October 20, 2017 at 01:08 PM (#5559019)
   12. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: October 20, 2017 at 01:08 PM (#5559020)
The Yankees should go full heel and bring back Eric Bischoff to "fire" Flair.

Is Mr. Fuji available? I liked him.
   13. Fat Al Posted: October 20, 2017 at 01:21 PM (#5559034)
Meanwhile, the Nats just fired Dusty Baker.


Oh please please please let the Mets hire him. That would be so entertaining. Or maybe Boston.
   14. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: October 20, 2017 at 02:01 PM (#5559072)
Mr Fuji died last year.
   15. Gary Truth Serum Posted: October 20, 2017 at 02:07 PM (#5559078)
Is Mr. Fuji available? I liked him.

An acceptable substitute, but he died a year ago.

Edit: Coke to Tulo

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