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Alumni faces among cardboard cut-outs at Astros games

Published: July 23, 2020 by David Barron, Houston Chronicle

Life-size color photos of Astros fans seated  in a stadium
Cardboard cut-outs of Houston Astros fans are standing in for live fans during this season of COVID-19. Photo by Karen Warren, Houston Chronicle.

With fans unable to attend games due to COVID-19, the Astros have filled some of their empty ballpark seats with life-sized photos of devoted fans. Among them is UTSD alumna, Barbara Moon, DDS '81, who is known for hoisting a "J-o-s-e" sign every time Jose Altuve steps up to bat.

Moon will be represented by four cutouts, each holding one of the letters of Altuve’s first name, held by blown-up photos of herself; her daughter, Audrey Moon, DDS '12, MSD '14; Astros fan Nguyen Le  (“My baseball son,” she says); and her husband, Jimmy Moon, DDS '81. 

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