Checking MLB.com this morning, I was puzzled to see green caps on a static image culled from a video of the ending of the Cardinals-Astros game last night. Turns out the Astros wore the green caps as part of the kickoff to the Houston club’s “Play Green” campaign. It’s an environmental promotion celebrated this week, capped off with a bike-to-the-park ride on Sunday.
The green caps must have brought some good karma to the ‘Stros, who rallied to beat the Cardinals 6-5. And maybe the green effort will help overcome the lingering shame from the not-so-distant Enron Field days. In that era, green meant one thing: money.