BAYTOWN, Texas - One Baytown man who is a Houston Astros super fan has dedicated a portion of his home as a shrine to the World Series champs.
Kevin Martinez's home was flooded by Hurricane Harvey. When it came time to rebuild, he saw an opportunity to create his dream Astros man cave in his garage.
He asked a family friend to create a mural with touches including the phrase "Earning History," the Houston skyline and the World Series Championship trophy.
Martinez said the Astros give his family and the city hope.
"I kind of had a vision of what we wanted it to look like to honor my favorite team," he said. "Baseball is my first love. The Astros have always been a big part of my life. So, to see something like this and to see the way it is now is pretty incredible."
Martinez also has a collection of more than 150 bobbleheads dedicated to the Astros. It takes up all the shelving units in his upstairs study.
"My wife had originally given me one side of the shelves," he said. "I then used a shelf on her side and eventually took up the whole thing."
Martinez also had a shelf put in just for the Astros World Series bobbleheads. He's hoping to add a space for this year. He's also hoping to add to his mural.
"The Astros have done so much for me and my family," Martinez said."In Boston, [they'll] get the job done."
The Astros play the Boston Red Sox on Saturday in Boston during the first game of the American League Championship Series. First pitch is at 7:09 p.m.
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