Flood-weary fans exult at Astros World Series win, decades in the makingDebbie Brannan bit her knuckles, terrified, in the stands at Minute Maid Park, looking at Los Angeles on the big screen. One more out. "We believed," said her friend, Jennifer Reyna. "It's what the city needs," said David Rojas. Then, on Reyna's 48th birthday, the final out of the Houston Astros' first championship hit Jose Altuve's glove. "We did it! We did it"About 17,000 jubilant fans shook Minute Maid.
About 17,000 fans spilled out of Minute Maid Park and turned downtown streets – flooded just two months ago – into a rollicking midnight block party. "I'm not going to sleep tonight," said Henry Abbott, as he ran with the crowd into Texas Avenue. "I might not sleep for a while. I'm so pumped." People climbed light poles, lit victory cigars, and held up Astros championship merchandise that they bought, in some cases, from hawkers right on the street. Traffic in the area ground to a halt.
Fans still believe in Astros' destinySteve Navarette, 30, wore black socks. It's the only color of sock he wears. It's important to him that people know that. Twelve years after the Chicago White Sox vanquished his beloved Astros from what was then their closest to a World Series win, the Houston native has held strong to his promise to never wear anything other than black socks. "I just love my 'Stros too much, man," he said outside Lucky's Pub near Minute Maid Park Tuesday night.
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