City of Houston hosts rally to celebrate Astros becoming AL West Division champs

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HOUSTON – Mayor Sylvester Turner hosted the Houston Astros for a post-season rally on Tuesday to celebrate them as the AL West Division champions.

The rally was held at 901 Bagby St. in Hermann Square.

“Are you ready for baseball?!” Turner shouted to the crowd.

Turner and Astros owner Jim Crane, Astros general manager James Click, Astros alumni Jeff Bagwell, Astros alumni Jose Cruz, mascot Orbit, and the Shooting Stars attended the event, which was open to the public and featured swag giveaways.

“I actually had the day off today and thought I better get out here early just to use the day to show my support,” one Astros fan said.

Astros Fans are extremely proud of their hometown team and they certainly are not shy when it comes to putting that pride on display.

“At the end of the day, it’s the love you’ve got for the team. I think we’re going to do really good,” fan Javier Esparza said.

Oh My Gogi, Coffee Q and Birria Los Primos food trucks were also on-site.

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