The Houston Astros are the new champions of the baseball world. Finally.
The Astros won Game 7 of the World Series on Wednesday night, beating the Los Angeles Dodgers to capture the franchise's first championship.
Of course, it helps that they weren't playing the White Sox.
This year's Fall Classic was just the second ever to feature the Astros, the first being the 2005 World Series, a four-game sweep by the White Sox.
This time around, the Astros weren't so dominated by opposing pitching, joining with the Dodgers to club more homers than in any World Series prior. Back in '05, White Sox pitching did very well against the Astros, with the quartet of Jose Contreras, Mark Buehrle, Jon Garland and Freddy Garcia allowing just nine earned runs in 28 innings across the four games.
This October (and one night in November) featured star-making performances from the likes of George Springer, Carlos Correa, Alex Bregman, Jose Altuve, Charlie Morton and others. They now join the likes of Paul Konerko, Scott Podsednik, Geoff Blum, Jermaine Dye and Juan Uribe as postseason legends.
Congrats to the fans of Houston and their newly minted world champs. But who knows if they would've been lifting the trophy if they had to play the White Sox again? Count your lucky stars, 'Stros. Hopefully ESPN won't forget about you.
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But first, it's a conversation with MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez who has great insight on many of the White Sox players: Jimenez, Robert, Yoan Moncada and Jose Abreu. He tells an amazing story about why Jimenez decided to sign with the Cubs when he was a teenager, how much Abreu is revered in Cuba and much more.
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