Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 7:58 AM

World Series: Houston Wins … as Much for City as for Team

Posted by Anthony L. Hall

Houston, we have a winner!

In the franchise’s 56th season, the Houston Astros are finally champions after closing out the Los Angeles Dodgers with a 5-1 win in Game 7 of what was a thrilling World Series from start to finish. …

The Dodgers, who won a Major League-best 104 games this season, eventually got one run in the sixth inning on a run-scoring single from Andre Ethier off Morton, but otherwise they were almost comically incapable of capitalizing on base runners, stranding 10 over the course of the game.

With the Astros finally winning a championship, there are seven teams left that have yet to win a World Series: The Tampa Bay Rays, the Seattle Mariners, the Texas Rangers, the Washington Nationals, the Milwaukee Brewers, the San Diego Padres and the Colorado Rockies.

(New York Times, November 2, 2017)

With all due respect to Los Angeles (and those other perennial losers), hurricane-ravaged Houston had a far greater need for this jolt of pride. Trust me, there’s no exaggerating the therapeutic power of sports.

Congratulations, Houston!

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