Astros fan quits job to be at ALCS: A breakdown

The Associated Press reports the man with a sign but no job is Ashton Miller.

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Friday, October 21, 2022
Astros fan quits job to be at ALCS: A breakdown
Eyewitness News and Associated Press crews fixed their cameras on an Astros fan's sign eyebrow raising sign: "I quit my job to be here."

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- If the Astros can't win the American League Championship Series for a whole city, they should at the very least win it for a 'Stros fan named Ashton Miller.

Why that guy?

Let us explain. Eyewitness Sports and Associated Press crews at Minute Maid Park before Astros-Yankees Game 2 couldn't ignore Miller's sign with a "big, if true" claim.

"I quit my job to be here," the sign read, with a crudely created Astros logo on a poster board.

Ashton Miller, left, looks over the field ahead of Game 2 of the ALCS between the Houston Astros and the New York Yankees, Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022, in Houston.
AP Photo/Kevin M. Cox

What was also hard to ignore was that some of the letters in the sign seem uniformly stenciled while three of them were markered in.

(We wonder if he still had his job, he would have been able to buy the remaining letters, but we digress.)

ABC13 had to ask Miller why.

According to him, he couldn't get the time off from his management job at a nutrition shop.

Minute Maid Park and the Astros are no strangers to hosting offbeat fans of all walks of life.

ABC13 has talked to, among others, voodoo-cursing fan, custom car-wrapping fan, a multi-generational family of fans who doesn't miss Opening Day, and 'Nervously Excited' Astros fan.

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