The Houston Astros have been one of MLB’s best teams since the second half of the 2010s.
Since 2017, they have made four World Series in a span of six seasons, which is absolutely impressive considering the randomness factor involved in the playoffs.
You don’t get that far as often as the Astros if teammates are not close or reliant on each other.
It’s possible to do that without the closeness, but extremely unlikely.
This group is, evidently, something else.
You can see that the Astros are tight: players know and care about each other.
“Pretty cool moment before Game 1, Alex Bregman called up all the infielders for a meeting at second base. Don’t know what was said, if they prayed together or just fired each other up…but it’s clear, this #Astros team is pretty close,” Astros reporter Daniel Gotera tweeted.
Pretty cool moment before Game 1, Alex Bregman called up all the infielders for a meeting at second base.
— Daniel Gotera (@DTGoteraKHOU) October 29, 2022
Bregman Is One Of The Astros’ Spiritual Leaders
Bregman is quite clearly one of the spiritual leaders on the Astros.
On a time in which there is so much stress among players, it’s important to have a veteran leader coming up and having the team share a laugh, or a supportive message.
Houston lost Game 1 of the 2022 World Series to the Philadelphia Phillies, but won Game 2 in convincing fashion.
Now, the Fall Classic is essentially a best-of-five affair, but Houston will need to win at least one on the road if they want to take the series back home.
They showed on Saturday that they can be quite competitive, however, and are more than capable of taking one or two games from the Phillies in Citizens Bank Park.
The World Series will resume tonight, at 8:03 p.m.