When the Oilers were really good the Astros were just as bad.
The following could never happen today.
They had a promotion called a foamer and if the Astros hit a homer during an even minute it was free beer for the rest of night, none of this 8th inning cut off.
The Astros weren’t exactly sluggers back then, the Dome dimensions were the size of the Grand Canyon plus the ball didn’t carry so a foamer was a rare event. I was there when the Big Red Machine was in town, Pete Rose always killed us but somehow they hit one so it was on but I only got one because the Reds drew a big crowd.
Attendance was lagging so they expanded it to striking out an opponent on an even minute. I’ll never forget it, Richie Hebner of the Pirates struck out in the top of the first, the place was empty, and it was all the bad Dome Foam you could drink, they even let you carry it out. I’m surprised my buddy and I didn’t puke or wreck, I do remember staggering around the parking lot looking for my truck.