Hot News

PHOTO: Houston sports fan gets groom’s cake of Astrodome with ‘rainbow guts’

  • David Whitlock

You can’t talk about Houston sports without mentioning the Astrodome.  The so called “Eighth Wonder of the World” was the centerpiece for both the MLB Houston Astros (1965-1999) and NFL Houston Oilers (1968-1997) through thick and thin (mostly thin).  The first professional domed stadium of its sort sits idle after these 15 years.  The relic was remembered by Houston Chronicle blogger Craig Hlavaty:

All I wanted was the Astrodome made of icing and pineapple cake, with the Astros “rainbow guts” color scheme inside.

And sometimes the groom’s wishes come true, even on a day designed for the bride (via Craig Hlavaty and fellow journalist Leila Rahimi):

Not to scale Credit: Leila Rahimi

Delicious Groom’s Cake (Not to scale)
Credit: Leila Rahimi

A rainbow of flavor inside! (Credit: Craig Hlavatty)

A rainbow of flavor inside!
Credit: Craig Hlavaty, a.k.a. the groom

The Astrodome hosted historic events like 1992 Republican Convention, the Muhammad Ali vs. Cleveland Williams heavyweight mismatch, concerts from Elvis, Guns and Roses, The Jackson 5, Rolling Stones, and U2, the 1989 NBA All Star Game, WWF Wrestlemania X-7 (featuring The Rock vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin), and the so called Battle of the Sexes tennis tilt between Bobby Riggs and Billie Jean King.(from other blog).

It sits in limbo as Harris County decides how to disposition the architectural monstrosity.  In the meantime, inspiration for pineapple cake is about all it’s good for.

– David Whitlock

Related Articles:
Houston voters reject bond proposal to save Astrodome
Metrodome outfield “Baggie” fetches $3000 at auction

Be sure to like our Facebook Page
Check out Sports-Kings YouTube Channel

Or follow us on Twitter
– David Whitlock
– Blog
– Sports-Kings

Share & Rate

From The Web

From SK Network

discussion by

About The Author

David Whitlock

David Whitlock - manager

David (a.k.a. Longhorndave or lhd_on_sports) joined the staff late in the 2012 season and moved to Site Manager in early 2013. A lifelong Houston Astros fan (and mini-season ticket holder for 9 years) he attends 20+ games per year. A statistics freak, David still keeps score the "old fashioned way" on occasion (and has kept manual score of World Series games since 1986 and retains the sheets). He was a featured guest weekly on the Phil Naessens Show. He is also a Texas Longhorns alumnus and huge football and baseball fan of his alma mater. When he isn't watching or writing about baseball, he works as a contractor at NASA Johnson Space Center. He lives by the mantra "a bad day at the ballpark is better than a good day anywhere else."

Leave a Comment

Fill Out All Required Fields

+ 7 = 14

From SK Network