Justin Verlander’s brother questions Texans wearing red against the Eagles

Not everyone affiliated with Houston sports is onboard with Battle Red Day.

Count Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander’s brother, Ben Verlander, as one of them.

The former member of the Detroit Tigers organization and current Fox Sports MLB analyst quote-tweeted the Houston Texans’ official Twitter account when it asked fans to wear red on Thursday night against the Philadelphia Eagles.

“Certainly feels like an odd night for the Texans to ask everyone to wear red,” Verlander wrote.

Thursday night is also Game 5 of the World Series between the Astros and the Philadelphia Phillies, who coincidentally have red as one of their main uniform colors.

Of course, the NFL schedule was released in May. No one had any idea who the World Series participants would be in late October, and certainly early in October no one south of the Mason-Dickson Line was picking the Phillies.

Houston announced on July 19 their home game themes — again, when no one had any clue who would be playing in the World Series.

Story originally appeared on Texans Wire