Former Texans player gets taste of Astros road-hate up close, leaves 2 fans with big smiles

Arian Foster catches an Astros game in Seattle. Composite image by Brandon Strange.

Sometimes the stars align to make for a pretty cool moment. And when you can throw in some unintentional, lighthearted fun: even better.

Hey Texans fans- remember Arian Foster? Of course you do. There’s only been about 6 great Texans in the history of the franchise, and he’s certainly one of them. Who are the other 5? Andre Johnson, JJ Watt, and you can fight about the rest.

Over the weekend Foster, who also goes by the musical alias “Bobby Feeno,” realized that he had purchased too many tickets to the Astros-Mariners matchup on Saturday. With no way to get a refund, Foster offered them on Twitter with the caveat, the best response would win them.

Shortly after, Foster announced the tickets were spoken for. For the moment, that’s all we knew. More on that in a minute.

In the meantime, Foster did some fun tweets reacting to the experience of being at the game.

He gave us a firsthand glimpse of the crowd. We can immediately see at least one (seemingly cold) Astros fan in the crowd.

Then he showed off his Ken Griffey Jr. stadium giveaway bobblehead.

Next, he got to hear some road hatred from the Seattle faithful when Jose Altuve walked to the plate.

After the game, Foster posed for a pic with the lucky couple he had given the tickets to. They were lifelong Mariners fans who are both fighting cancer.

The gentleman, named Dayne, was quick to express his appreciation to Foster after the game. But maybe TOO quick…

Whoops. The misspelling of “Arian” as “Aiden” was enough to make Dayne’s son cringe.

Foster was unfazed by the typo, though, and added to the pleasantries on the original Twitter thread.

The son assured Arian he’d help his dad Dayne with his spelling next time.

And if the night wasn’t perfect enough, they got to watch a vintage Justin Verlander performance on the way to a 4-0 Astros victory. Ok, maybe Mariners fans wouldn’t appreciate that AS much, but they’ll always have the memories and the Griffey, Jr. bobblehead!

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