World Series 2017

The Houston Astros earned history this year by defeating the LA Dodgers 5-1 in game 7, claiming their first World Series Champions title in franchise history. This win brought joy to many of the Hurricane Harvey victims with its perfect timing, giving the city a reason to pick their heads up and take pride.  To celebrate the homecoming of the heroes, a parade was organized to celebrate.

Everyone’s reaction from the big win was unique and special depending on how long they have followed the Astros. This stressful series brought out all sorts of emotions from the fans from all around.

“After the 5th inning I knew they had it in the bag, but there was the possibly of the Dodgers coming back so I didn’t want to get my hopes up just yet,” junior Jessica Wilson said. “But when it actually happened I started tearing up because I was so excited that they won and it was really over. It felt like a personal victory because I have known the team my whole life.”

After Hurricane Harvey flooded Houston, the community felt defeated and needed something to give the city hope. This natural disaster only fueled the Astros motivation to give everyone something to believe in and take their minds off the devastating event.

“It was an amazing world series, and for the Astros to win after Hurricane Harvey happened, it meant a lot to the people of Houston” sophomore Thomas Hightower said.  Everything that happened in Houston this year will be remember forever. It was the perfect light after the darkness we all experienced.”

It is a tradition that the winning team of the World Series holds a parade in the city to celebrate the victory with the fans. People from all over the town take of work and school to honor the team in person. It was the first parade for the Astros fans to experience.

“I haven’t seen so many people in one place in my life,” junior Dalton Stevenson said. “I got there 2 hours before it started and was still about 50 feet from the front of the street. Everyone was videoing all the different floats and the only way to see what was going on was to hold your phone as high as you could and hope you recorded something besides the person hand in front of you. It was a once in a life time experience and would go back in a heartbeat if I was given the chance.”