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The Astros celebrate their title of World Series champions in a big way

Thousands of people lined up this Monday in the streets of Houston (Texas, USA) to celebrate, along with their Astros, the franchise’s second World Series champion title.

The Astros were proclaimed champions of the World Series last Saturday for the second time in their history, after beating the Philadelphia Phillies 4-1 at Minute Maid Park in Houston, where they won the series 4-2 to the best of the seven matches.

From the early hours of Monday, Astros fans gathered around the avenues where the new World Series champions paraded in Houston.

The parade of the heroes of the city located in the state of Texas began at local noon this Monday at the intersection of Smith and Preston Streets, a route that extended to Taum Street.

The victory of the Astros has penetrated so deeply in the population of Houston that this time the route doubled the distance of the first title obtained in 2017, said the mayor of the city Sylvester Turner, who indicated that the parade this Monday received a greater support of citizenship.

The relevance of this new achievement pushed the Houston Independent School Districts to suspend educational activities, so that their students and faculty could attend to celebrate with their heroes.

The players, led by the Venezuelan by the emblematic figure of the team, such as José Altuve, and the Most Valuable Player of the World Series, the Dominican Jeremy Peña, showed their excitement by greeting their followers from the floats that paraded in this glorious journey for a team.

The flags of Venezuela, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Honduras, Cuba and Puerto Rico waved in the middle of the parade, in the hands of players such as Cristian Javier, Framber Valdez, Luis García, José Urquidy, Yordan Álvarez, Martín Maldonado, Christian Vázquez or Mauricio Dubón , highlighting the presence of the Latino squad, which was key to the success of the Astros.

The smile of veteran manager Dusty Barker, who achieved his cherished dream of winning the World Series, illuminated the path of the players he guided throughout the Major League season.

The vindication in the Fall Classic of veteran ace Justin Verlander, who vigorously raised the champions trophy before the hubbub of the public, was present in this scene of celebration.

The party in Houston was also adorned by the presence of the owner of the Astros, Jim Crane, from where this success story starts, and that of the star’s number one fan, Jim McIngvale, better known as ‘Mattress Mack’, who won $75 million after betting on his win earlier in the season.

With this new victory and crown, the Astros hope to have given an answer to those who questioned their 2017 victory, due to the sign-stealing scandal that surrounded them, and have restored dignity and respect to the city of Houston.

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