i don’t really talk about baseball a lot, but i grew up following the houston astros.
the last time the astros were in the world series, which happened to be the first time the astros were in the world series, it was 2005, and my grandpa was dying. we would go to the hospital and watch games with him. he lasted long enough for the ‘stros to lose, but he got to see his team finally make it to the WS for the first time.
astros just cinched the american league pennant, and are going back to the world series. i hope we make it all the way this time, but just knowing we’re gonna get to play even one game in the world series again is bringing up a lot of good, bittersweet nostalgia of hanging out with my grandpa. here’s to a good next series.
we earned it