Star power gave way to the sentimental favourite in the 2017 World Series.
Houston’s game seven win over Los Angeles gives a city and state that needed a lift a reason to celebrate.
North America learned a lot about this team that fans in Houston already knew.
That Jose Altuve, standing five feet six inches tall, is more than just the smallest player in baseball now. Baseball fans across the continent got to see, first hand, just how hard this seven-year veteran competes.
We also learned more about series MVP George Springer, whose father played in the 1976 little league world series.
Seventeen major league teams had higher payrolls than the Astros.
For the first time since 1985, the Astros were the first team to win a league championship and a world series in seven games.
Even Carlos Correa’s proposal to his fiancée provided a nice moment for marginal baseball fans.
I’ll admit it, I was hoping for the Dodgers, but the likeable Houston Astros have given us the ultimate “All-American” sports story.