Texas Governor Congratulates Astros on Winning ALDS, Team Blows Lead and Loses

Thomas Duffy@@TJDhoopsFeatured ColumnistOctober 12, 2015


Texas Gov. Greg Abbott was trying to do something nice for a local team.

The Houston Astros were leading the Kansas City Royals 6-2 heading into the eighth inning Monday, just six outs away from advancing to the American League Championship Series.

Abbott, ever the opportunist, tweeted out a congratulatory message. But he jumped the gun.

The Royals rattled off five runs in the top of the inning and another two in the ninth to beat the Astros 9-6.

The tweet has since been deleted. But don't worry, Governor—we saw it.

We also saw last week's post comparing the Dallas Cowboys' defense to the state border:

Maybe it's time to lay off Twitter for a while.



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