HOUSTON - An 8-year-old Astros fan who was scolded for cheering by a fan sitting below her in the stands got to hang out with some of Houston's players.
Chloe’s story went viral after her mother posted a video on Facebook saying that Chloe was cheering during Sunday’s game when a woman turned around and shouted, “Enough!”
“This poor baby shut down,” Chloe’s mother wrote in the post, noting that her daughter suffers from a mood disorder affects her ability to comprehend emotions. “(She was) completely defeated, and refused to cheer for the remainder of the game in fear she would get in trouble by this lady again.”
The video went viral, and even grabbed the attention of Astros pitcher Lance McCullers, who offered her a ticket to American League Division Series Game 1.
“Chloe, don’t you ever stop cheering!” McCullers wrote on Twitter. “I would love for you to cheer us on, as loud as you can, during ALDS game 1 in MMP! I would be honored to leave you a ticket!”
On Tuesday, the Astros and McCullers shared photos on Twitter of Chloe hanging with the players in Houston ahead of Friday’s game.
“I got to meet Chloe today and she is such a sweetheart,” McCullers wrote in his post. “I am very excited she will be cheering us on Friday.”
The Astros wrote, "We loved having Chloe come out to our workout today to cheer on the guys!"
The Astros will play the Cleveland Indians at Minute Maid Park at 1:05 p.m. Friday.
Tickets to that game and the rest of the playoff series games scheduled to be played in Houston sold out within 30 minutes of going on sale.
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