How Astros are representing 'Houston Strong'

HOUSTON – The Astros represent not just a team trying to win its first World Series championship, but also a city looking for hope after tragedy. 

There are so many Houstonians who are still recovering from Hurricane Harvey, even two months after the storm hit but now, they really have a reason to celebrate as they watch the Astros succeed.

It has been two months since Hurricane Harvey hit the Houston area but for many residents in Meyerland who are still recovering, it feels like yesterday.

“I came downstairs and I opened the shutters. The water was so high and I looked out and a boat is going by,” Karen Freedman said. “It was terrifying.”

The Astros run to the World Series has given Karen and her family a sense of relief, a sense of hope, and an escape from Harvey.

“Since I was a baby, I was a season ticket holder,” she said. “These dark circles under my eyes have gone from sad, crying eyes and sleepless nights to joy and happy sleepless nights for the Astros.”

The hometown team has rallied around the city’s motto “Houston Strong” by wearing patches as a reminder on their uniforms.

“For us to be able to just play baseball for a couple of hours and for those people to be able to have a little bit of joy to get away from what they were having to go through is pretty special,” said Astros pitcher, Lance McCullers.

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