As hard as Hurricane Harvey hit us, the 2017 Houston Astros did everything they could to lift our spirits. And they accomplished that goal, winning the World Series in seven games over the Los Angeles Dodgers after beating the Red Sox and Yankees in the playoffs.
And two months after winning it all, team President Reid Ryan told Matt Thomas on sister station Sports Talk 790 winning it all was something many of you thought would never happen.
“For everybody that’s been an Astros fan their whole life, you’ve been waiting on this day. People never thought this day would come,” Ryan said as he brought the World Series trophy to the Sports Talk 790 studios in November.
Ryan also said that one of the pivotal moments of the season was returning to Minute Maid after Harvey for that emotional doubleheader against the N.Y. Mets.
“We looked at it and said we could raise awareness, raise money and turn this into an event where people can see Houston and help out,” Ryan explained.
Following their Game Seven win over the Dodgers, Mayor Sylvester Turner told Houston's Morning News this team, like Houston, overcame long odds.
“These guys have carried the city on their backs,” Turner stated.
And the post season honors keep coming in for AL MVP Jose Altuve, who was just named the AP Male Athlete of the Year.