Houston Astros: Three thoughts ahead of the World Series

HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 21: George Springer
HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 21: George Springer /
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Houston Astros
HOUSTON, TX – OCTOBER 21: Houston Astros center fielder George Springer /

In every sporting event, including for the Houston Astros, there always seems to be a final preparation for the big event before it happens.

In direct correlation to what the Houston Astros are doing now, there’s always last minute instructions before the coach gives out a speech one last time before the team runs out of the tunnel. Everybody here has one final thought to think about before the World Series happens.

So after a week hiatus, I returned expressing my happiness and thoughts on our ALCS triumph. Now, however, I’m going to be doing the same thing. I promise I will return and write more. But with this World Series going on tomorrow, it’s going to be tough to process my thoughts especially when you don’t know which break will happen.

But anyway…

Let’s hear from those who played in the Fall Classic about what we’re about the endure from a player’s perspective.

Watch a clip of 100 Years of the World Series HERE

Obviously, this video was made 15 years ago honoring the first 100 years of the World Series. So if you do buy the DVD for this, don’t expect the Houston Astros in 2005 to be on here. But as of right now, we’re part of the Fall Classic again.

Tonight will be a culmination of everything that we have endured. Not just from the past eight weeks or six months. Not just for the past seven years. But for our entire lifetime. For those of us that were fortunate enough to see 2005, it was a time of great pride and happiness just to accomplish our goal of being the first Texas team in the World Series.

Now that we’re back in the World Series, I think we have no other choice but to win it.


We’re one of two teams left standing and of course, our former rival Dodgers stand in the way. Consider the story lines:

  • The Houston Astros – Enter their second Fall Classic and are looking to achieve something for the first time in 55 years. They’re also looking to win for a city still recovering from Harvey and fulfill a prophecy made in 2014 from Sports Illustrated. In addition, they have an MVP candidate and veterans seeking their first title as well.
  • The Los Angeles Dodgers – this is a return to the Big Show for the first time since 1988, which is the last time they also won. Trying to answer critics about why they can’t win the World Series or let alone win in the playoffs. Also looking for their ace to be the best in the game.

So that’s where the story lines are for right now. But we all need to take a moment to reflect on everything that has led us to this moment. Before the first pitch, we need to take time to think about our opportunity to bring a championship to Houston.

There are three things (I don’t know why three has been a common number for me to use.) that we should take into account before we sit back and prepare for the biggest week of our sporting lives.