The Houston Astros have made their second trip in three years to the World Series. Here are three reasons as to why their legacy is on the line.
We’re World Series bound — the Houston Astros have defeated the New York Yankees in the ALCS to advance to their second Fall Classic appearance in three years. There is a lot of reason to be excited about the opportunity to win another ring. However, the Astros will put their legacy on the line when they meet up with the Washington Nationals.
Astros fans…. WE’RE BAAAAAAAAAAAAACK!
Man, what a series for the Astros. It wasn’t pretty all in all given that our offense had their struggles. But in the end, we won the four important games when it mattered. It took eleven innings for the Astros to win in Game 2 to even the series at one game apiece. Good news then came when the Astros won Game 3 in New York to bring home-field advantage back for Game 6 if needed. As an added bonus, they took Game 4 as well to put us in the driver’s seat. Game 5 was a tough loss. Game 6 looked like we had it until Roberto Osuna threw a pitch that a great hitter like DJ Lamathieu could hit. It looked like Game 7 was going to happen.
But then, a hall-of-fame plaque was about to have its first sentence written and the title of Greatest Astro ever was about to be passed down to #27. It wasn’t the Shot Heard Round the World, but it was the perfect ending to the ALCS.
Especially with all the drama of tipped pitches, stealing signs, Yankee fans throwing beers and garbage on our fans and the players. Even the ones that decided to curse out Altuve in New York got their just desserts. Because of this, the Astros are in the World Series once again.
With the World Series on the horizon, the Astros have an opportunity to make more history of their own. There have been talks of a potential dynasty in Houston and while that is something we as Astros fans would like to have, it’s hard to do so. The Astros will be putting their legacy on the line in this World Series against the Washington Nationals. Here’s why!