After everything that has happened to Houston this year with the floods and a hurricane, it has been a rough year. That was until last night when the Astros brought home a World Series championship.
It is the team’s first championship since entering the league in 1962 as the Houston Colt .45s and then changing to the Houston Astros in 1965.
The Astros last appeared in the Series in 2005. That Astros tream was led by greats like Jeff Bagwell, Lance Berkman, Craig Biggio, Andy Pettitte and the one and only Roger Clemens. With all these great players Houston ended losing to the Chicago White Sox four games to none.
Now that the Astros have gotten back on track after losing to the Kansas City Royals three games to two in the 2015 American League Division Series. After failing to reach the postseason in 2016, the Astros turned things around to begin the 2017 season. After acquiring all-star pitcher Justin Verlander and and well-known outfielder Cameron Maybin, the Astros were poised to take home the series.
Even though it took seven games for the Astros to win, they had a tough road getting to the World Series by playing the Boston Red Sox and beating them three games to one in the American League Division Series. In the American League Championship Series they played the New York Yankees and pulled off the series win four games to three.
In the World Series they played against heavy favorite the Los Angeles Angels.
To me I’m glad the Astros captured their first World Series after seeing the city devastated by hurricanes and floods rather than seeing the Dodgers get their seventh title.
The Astros played like champions and wanted it more the Dodgers at the end of the day. Now Houston can be proud of at least one of their sports franchises.