It’s Time To Party, Houston!

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Who knows what the future may hold for the Astros. This is a deep team packed with young, talented and potentially legendary players.


I’ve been waiting my whole life to see it happen. I’m 39 years old. Others had been waiting over 55 years.

IT finally occurred late-night on 11/01/2017 at 11:01 p.m. CT when the sky’s stars aligned.

The Houston Astros celebrate after Game 7 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, in Los Angeles. The Astros won 5-1 to win the series 4-3. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

With November’s nerve-rattling Game 7, 5-1 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 2017 MLB World Series, my beloved Houston Astros are finally World Champions. “Clutch City” has rightfully returned to Houston, Texas!

Houston’s last, and only prior, wildcard run to the World Series came in 2005 against the Chicago White Sox. Regardless of the fact that EVERY game was extremely close, the resulting sweep is what most fans remember–a four-game, ’05 World Series win for the Windy City.

I digress.

Houston baseball’s franchise seeds were planted in 1962 as the Colt .45s (renamed Astros in 1965). The team’s history is rooted in legends–Larry Dierker, Nolan Ryan, Mike Scott, Jose Cruz, Craig Biggio, Jeff Bagwell, Lance Berkman and Roy Oswalt, to name just a handful. It flowered in 2017 as Houston superheroes gave us edge-of-our-seat drama, late-game heroics, and remarkable comebacks.

The wait is finally over! From this fan’s personal, team-addicted, point-of-view it was worth every ounce of blood, sweat, and tears. Incredible would be an understatement. And I echo what many players told reporters when asked about the feeling of bringing a championship to the city of Houston: “[It’s] hard to describe.”

 

This team believed (and we believed) that the Astros not only could–BUT WOULD–win the Championship.

 

I’m still struggling to find the right words to describe this amazing and incredible feeling — one that’s felt in tingles from head to heart to toes. To bum a line from former Houston Rockets head coach Rudy Tomjanovich (following his team’s first NBA World Championship): “Don’t ever underestimate the heart of a champion.”

Houston’s 2017 baseball team strongly embraced a positive mindset and molded mentality. It was an attitude of “NEVER GIVE UP!” “THE GAME’S NOT OVER ‘TIL THE FINAL OUT!”

And who knows what the future may hold. This is a deep team packed with young, talented and potentially legendary players.

For now, though, it’s time to soak up the moment and celebrate with the team. It’s time to party, Houston!

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Denton Ramsey is a die-hard Astros fan. Ramsey is the founder of DR/PR Agency and co-owner of Flawless Designs. He is also a freelance writer, photographer, podcast host, musician, social media manager, and website developer. Currently residing in Waco, TX, he can be reached via email at drpragency@gmail.com. Feel free to send him a message (attach your Astros celebration pics if you’d like). Add him on Facebook

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