Astros were the talk of the town during World Series

By Michael Brooks

Staff Writer

Texas has had professional baseball for over 100 combined years between the Texas Ranger and the Colt .45’s/Houston Astros, but has never once had a World Series Championship team to call their own.

That all changed on Nov. 1 as the Houston Astros defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 4 games to 3 in the World Series to finally break the long drought.

The Astros, wearing “Houston Strong” patches on their jerseys, got plenty of support, not only from the Houston area, but from all over the state of Texas. Two months after Hurricane Harvey hit South Texas, many areas are still feeling the repercussions, and the Astros adopted the slogan, not only for the strength that Texas has shown in its recovery from the hurricane, but also as a general way of life for all Texans.

Residents all over Jackson County got caught up in the dramatic roller coaster games that the World Series provided. Game 2 and especially Game 5 will go down as two of the best, and craziest, games in World Series history, and a few local people were able to attend the game in person.

“I’ve been to a lot of cool games,” said Blake Petrash of Ganado. “I was there for all the (home) playoff games, but being there, watching them win Game 5, the feeling I had, there is no comparison. Being behind, tying it up, being behind, tying it up, the amount of emotion went into that. We had a group of 45 people at Game 5 and I remember someone saying “hey, it’s Monday” because the game was so long

“The game was electric. It was intense. Everything was intense, especially when they went into extra innings.”

“If the Astros won that game, it was going to either be the greatest game you’ve ever seen, or still one of the best games ever, but it wouldn’t have been so great if the Astros had lost,” John Hurt, another Astros fan from Ganado said. 

On Thursday morning, after winning game seven, the Astros were the talk of the town. Everywhere you went, somebody was talking about Houston’s historic win.


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