The 2019 Houston Astros Caravan made its annual trek to Corpus Christi today. This year the caravan featured catcher, Max Stassi, pitcher Corbin Martin, outfielder Myles Straw and broadcaster Robert Ford.
The caravan made stops throughout the city such as the Coastal Bend Food Bank and a local Whataburger where they helped serve food and take people’s orders.
The Corpus Christi Hooks are the Double-A affiliate for the Houston Astros and is where many of the big league players started their careers. They all appreciate the their days in the Coastal Bend.
“I tell everyone this is my favorite place to play,” Straw said. “Fan wise, people wise, city wise it reminds me a lot of my hometown so it’s really nice to be here.”
And now in the big leagues, the crowds these players get at Minute Maid Park is a completely different experience to what the players receive at Whataburger Field. But Straw spoke highly of the Hooks’ ballpark.
“The fans at Whataburger field are rowdy,” Straw said. “They are very cheerful so you know those guys never let you down out there, so it’s always a good time.”
The caravan returns to Houston tonight and Spring Training is coming soon with pitchers and catchers expected to report to camp on Feb 13.