The Houston Astros are in the World Series for the second time in three seasons following a Jose Altuve walkoff home run, and the Houston Texans had some fun in their pregame celebrating the feat.
Before their game against the Indianapolis Colts Sunday, the Houston Texans had some fun as it concerned the Houston Astros. Yes, the Astros are on their way to the World Series following a walkoff home run by José Altuve in Game 5 of the ALCS against the New York Yankees.
That win not only gave the Astros another trip to the World Series, but it gave fans of Houston sports a reason to celebrate. It also gave some members of the Texans an opportunity to celebrate in their own way during pregame activities by reenacting the home run as you can watch below via the MLB Cut 4 Twitter account:
Things like this are what makes sports fun, and something that doesn’t need 100-percent seriousness all of the time, even when the game being waited for is a huge AFC South showdown. The Astros have been the best team as of late when it comes to Houston sports with them winning the World Series in 2017 for the first time in franchise history, then returning to the Fall Classic this year.
The Astros will be facing the Washington Nationals, the champions of the National League, when the World Series starts next week.
As for the Texans, they have brought home an AFC South championship as recent as last season and have three of the biggest stars in the entire NFL on their roster in quarterback Deshaun Watson, wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins and defensive end J.J. Watt. It was Watt who entered the stadium on Sunday celebrating the Texans as shown below:
The question for the Texans could be is there added pressure on the franchise to not only reach the playoffs, but to win once they qualify?
The Texans have never made the AFC Championship game, but they could have a chance if they keep adding wins this season. Time will tell on that one. Congratulations to the Astros for making the World Series, and it should be an exciting time for Houston sports fans.