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The Young Fan Who “Convinced” the Astros to Keep George Springer was Invited Over for a Haircut

Funny and Happy, Interesting

Back at the beginning of December, a young Astros fan (or an adult with hilariously horrific grammar and handwriting – can’t confirm), wrote to GM Jeff Luhnow with the following request:

Essentially, 7-year-old Will Erickson is lobbying the Houston Astros’ GM to hang onto outfielder George Springer because he is 1) his favorite player, 2) gets his hair cut the same way (a mohawk, of course), and 3) is a team leader.

It’s hard to argue with that.

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And so far, Luhnow has kept his word – George Springer is still an Astro. Although, to be fair, Lunhow technically had to comply with the request, less he anger the BABIP Gods:


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But the fun doesn’t end there.

The Astros tracked down this young super-fan (and future GM), to acknowledge him for his savvy advice. The reward? A day and – naturally – a hair cut with his hero, George Springer.

Check it out:

You can read more about their day here, including some extra special bits about Will. As an example: Will got a George Springer bobble head for Christmas this year, but immediately dropped (and broke) it out of excitement.


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This kid is amazingly hilarious.

According to the Astros, Will and his family will return Minute Maid Park sometime this season to catch a game and some batting practice, courtesy of Springer. What a world.

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Feature image via @Astros on Twitter.


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Michael Cerami

Michael Cerami writes about MLB at Baseball Is Fun. You can find him on Twitter @Michael_Cerami.

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