When the final out of the World Series was recorded just before midnight, the parent club of our Tri-City Valleycats were champions of baseball and a kid who played right here in our backyard for a few short weeks back in the Summer of 2011 was it's World Series MVP.  Congrats to the Houston Astros and to George Springer; you've earned baseball immortality.

After starting the series by going 0-4 at the plate in game 1, Astros outfielder George Springer finished the series 11 for 25 with 4 homeruns including a monster blast that gave the Astros a 5 run cushion last night they would never relinquish, on their way to winning the deciding game 7 by a score of 5-1.

When the Yankees got beat in game 7 to Houston I was a little bitter.  I may have even expressed that I wasn't all that interested in the World Series now that my team was eliminated.  When I cooled down a bit, I of course had to watch.  And it was great stuff.  While last's nights game 7 didn't quite have the drama and intrigue of the previous 6, it was still great theatre. The Houston Astros are champions of baseball and a city that has gone through so much, can bask in the glory.  And a baby faced kid named Springer who came and played for our Tri-City Valleycats for a few short weeks back in the Summer of 2011 is at the center of it all.