Many Reasons To Win: Astros - World Series Champions! • Latino Sports


Many Reasons To Win: Astros – World Series Champions!


Bronx, NY: A team that never gave up and that fought every one of the seven games of this World Series won the 2017 World Series.

The Houston Astros had many reasons to win. They won for the people of Houston who suffered a devastating flood from a hurricane and that’s why they were wearing a special patch that read, “HOUSTON STRONG”: on their uniform right over their hearts.

The Astros also won for Puerto Rico, an island that is still suffering from a monstrous hurricane and who desperately need something positive to cheer. And cheer they had for the Astros a team that has three players and one coach that are Puerto Rican, or have roots in Puerto Rico. Carlos Correa, Carlos Beltran and the World Series MVP, George Springer (great grandparent was from Puerto Rico) and Bench Coach (and new Boston Red Sox manager), Joey Cora were four reasons why so many Puerto Ricans were rooting for the Houston Astros.

Carlos Beltran will family get a world Series ring. Now he can retire in style. (Photo courtesy of Fox)

Carlos Beltran will family get a world Series ring. Now he can retire in style. (Photo courtesy of Fox)

Another reason that many were rooting for the Astros was, Carlos Beltran, a 20-year veteran who is at the end of a glorious career, but has never won a World Series ring. Carlos has come close with teams like the Cardinals and Mets, but that dream of every player to get a World Series ring has evaded the Puerto Rican veteran until now. Yesterday while every Astros player was screaming with joy after the victory, Carlos was shedding tears. Those who are close to Carlos, or who have been following his career know that those were tears of joy.

The Astros won, but you have to give the Los Angeles Dodgers mucho credit. The Dodgers played a great series and made this 2017 World Series one of the most competitive and exciting series that I have had the pleasure of seeing. My only regret was that because of hurricane Maria I could not cover this year’s World Series, but thanks to the MLB app, At Bat and TV coverage (when available) I was able to watch, or stay connected to every game. I’m glad cause this was one hell of a series that I know I will never forget.

About Julio Pabón

Julio is President and Founder of Latino Sports LLC., the parent company of Julio is a product of the South Bronx where he still lives and runs his businesses. Julio has written and has been interviewed for numerous publication and networks on sports & political issues. He has been an activist promoting social justice and respect for all communities. He is a recognized motivational speaker, was an adjunct professor of American History and presently volunteer's as a lecturer in local South Bronx High Schools. His primary goal is to make a multi-facet sports portal that will engender social and economic empowerment to the Latino community.

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