A party at 30,000 feet? Bet.
The Houston Astros are due to return to town Monday afternoon after completing the sweep of the New York Yankees on Sunday night in the American League Championship Series.
The ballclub earned the right to play in the Fall Classic for the second straight year and the fourth time in six years.
Manager Dusty Baker and a jet full of stars are slated to arrive at Bush Intercontinental Airport, where buses will parade them to Minute Maid Park. It’s there that a clinch party is happening through 6 p.m.
Champagne for the 4-time AL-pennant winners
If the Astros are great at one thing (besides winning, of course), it’s a clubhouse celebration.
Following their ALCS sweep, excitement was high in the clubhouse as the team looked forward to the World Series.
Reporters got the opportunity to speak with several of the players as beer and champagne rained down.
Despite this being the team’s fourth ALCS win in six years, they all had a similar message to share — winning just doesn’t get old.
Watch the videos below to see each player’s reaction to the big win and thoughts as they prepare to face the Philadelphia Phillies in the World Series.