The Houston Astros won the World Series on Wednesday night…the first in team history for a city, who after the devastation of Hurricane Harvey a few months ago, certainly deserved it.
I have to give the front office credit…it was a well-rounded team with dominant young hitters, crafty starting pitching, a steady bullpen (minus ex-closer Ken Giles) and veteran leadership. If any team modeled the World Champion Cubs of 2016, it was these Astros.
While I don’t see this team becoming a dynasty going forward, they brought much needed happiness to a city and fanbase who had not experienced major sports triumph since the NBA’s Rockets twice in the mid-90s.
Good for you, Jose Altuve and company…and thank you for continuing the three decade torture of Dodgers fans.