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Astros Advance to World Series with Game 7
WIN over Yankees

Houston Chronicle, by Jake Kaplan

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Posted By:hpmatt, 10/22/2017 8:28:55 AM

As he tracked the ball through the air, Jose Altuve clung to his bat with his right hand. He ran most of the way down the first-base line this way until he was sure he had hit a home run, at which point he flipped his bat by the nearby coaches´ box. The heroes were many in the 4-0 victory over the New York Yankees that punched the Astros´ ticket to only their second World Series in 56 seasons Saturday night at a raucous Minute Maid Park. Charlie Morton recorded the first 15 outs, Lance McCullers Jr. the last 12.

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YES! Been so so long since this first happened! I was just a kid in when my dad almost earned a divorce giving my Mom tickets to one of those games in Judge Hoffeinz’ Astrodome. He had given the real ones to business clients and gave Mom Xerox copies....

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ByteGuru, 10/22/2017 8:50:43 AM     (No. 11425746)


Houston is certainly not the team the TV folks wanted to see win the series as World Series TV ratings East of the Mississippi will take a hit, but who cares about those guys ...

GO ASTROS !!


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Reply 2 - Posted by: Italiano, 10/22/2017 9:00:45 AM     (No. 11425752)

Enjoyed the game, but didn´t stay to watch the clubhouse interviews. Were we spared the obligatory, semi-drunken "These guys. I tell ya. Theeeeese guys" from any of the Astros?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: patchy groundfog, 10/22/2017 9:11:17 AM     (No. 11425763)

The media were openly rooting for a Dodgers-Yankees series so they could lazily trot out footage from the Reggie Jackson days and sit back and count NY/LA ad revenue. Now they have to work, promote and live in the present day. Poor dears. Bonus: no Joe Girardi press conference psychodramas.

You can take the Astros out of the National League but the NL DNA is still there...they hustle, run, jump and otherwise play with great energy instead of sitting on their haunches waiting to smack a home run. If you hadn´t seen Altuve play you would be forgiven for refusing to believe someone his size would be AL MVP material and be his team´s bell cow.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Hawgguy, 10/22/2017 9:54:26 AM     (No. 11425820)

I grew up in NY, a Yankee fan. Have lived in Texas for 20 years now. I was going to be pleased no matter the winner. The Astros have their work cut out for them in LA.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: happywarrior, 10/22/2017 9:58:23 AM     (No. 11425824)

Joe Buck and John Smoltz were certainly NOT rooting for the Yankees. Their noses were so far up the Asstros rears I´m surprised they could even commentate the game.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: earlybird, 10/22/2017 10:34:42 AM     (No. 11425865)

Except for calling a game in which the Yankees were lacklustre (and lost) and the Astros were bright, sharp and played very well, we didn’t see any commentator bias. Which is rare in sports.

Not a fan of Joe Buck in the past, I’ve come to enjoy his real calling of the game and commentary as opposed to the inane chitchat so many others indulge in. My criteria: Could a blind person watch the game and know what was happening? In too many cases, the answer would be No.

One couldn’t help but catch the Astros’ enthusiasm. The Yankees were as drab as their gray uniforms.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Avikingman, 10/22/2017 11:55:33 AM     (No. 11425933)

It would be good if Buck, Smoltz and the legion of sportscasters, would just shut up.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: hotcorner, 10/22/2017 11:58:57 AM     (No. 11425938)

This should be a good series with a bunch of great kids. And none of the New York BS.

Now, if we could only get Vin Scully to replace Joe Buck for all seven games. That would be a real treat. But I suppose we will have to suffer with the horrible, yap-yap Buck.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: earlybird, 10/22/2017 12:25:24 PM     (No. 11425969)

Re #8, wouldn’t that be marvelous? Vin Scully was one of a kind. A solo operator who didn’t need a stooge in the booth with him. I would say he’s forgotten more about baseball than these guys will ever know, but I don’t believe he has forgotten a thing. His archival mind is awesome and his anecdotes never bore.

And Vin is a really good guy.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: snakeoil, 10/22/2017 1:20:44 PM     (No. 11426024)

Don´t keep up with baseball the way I used to. But when on Earth did Houston end up in the American League? They were in the National League for decades. Next thing you know Canada will be part of Europe. Man´s best friend will be a cat. Did Obama have anything to do with this?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Yorkiemom, 10/22/2017 1:25:54 PM     (No. 11426030)

Please beat the Dodgers, Astros.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: earlybird, 10/22/2017 3:12:26 PM     (No. 11426138)

Go, Dodgers!!!

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