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Astros Crawfish Boil: October 21st, 2019

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League Championship Series - New York Yankees v Houston Astros - Game Six Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images

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Astros News

Jose Altuve, the GOAT, the Hero, the Legend, sends the Astros to the 2019 World Series (Astros.com)
But first the Yankees had to make it interesting with some late inning heroics before Altuve’s big time homer (FanGraphs)
And with that swing of the bat, the Astros proved who the apex predator was in the AL (Bleacher Report)
It also was just a little more proof that Altuve has permanently etched his name into baseball legend (The Ringer)
The Astros-Yankees postseason rivalry has been extremely one-sided so far (ESPN)
Here are some pics of the boys celebrating the big win after Game 6 (Houston Chronicle)
A World Series headlined by all-world pitching is the perfect end to the year of the home run (SB Nation)
The pitching nerds have finally won is what I’m saying here (The Athletic, $$$)
Speaking of, Gerrit Cole will start Game 1 as expected (Houston Chronicle)
And he’s definitely part of why Houston will enter the World Series as that biggest favorite since 2007 (ESPN)
Let’s do a position-by-position breakdown for the Series (MLB.com)
Ryan Pressly says he will be ready for the World Series in spite of a balky knee that clearly bothered him in Game 6 (Yahoo Sports)
Here’s the full schedule for the World Series in case anyone was interested in watching (Houston Chronicle)
How could it all have been different if the Astros and Nationals had worked out that Bryce Harper trade last season? (MLB Trade Rumors)
This one fan who had to leave the Yankees game because of garbage NY fans will receive World Series tickets thanks to Lance McCullers Jr (KHOU 11)
A young fan who forgot his glove at Game 6 will be reunited with it thanks to these Astros fans (ABC 13)
Joe Espada has been interviewed by the Cubs for their managerial position a second time (Houston Chronicle)

Around the League

MLB Umpire Eric Cooper passed away suddenly this weekend at the age of 52 (AP News)
MLB may slash 42 minor league teams as it looks to streamline player development (Baseball America)
This World Series is a reunion of the Tigers’ former heavyweight rotation (Tigers.com)
Here are some quick fun facts as we head into the Fall Classic (MLB.com)
Anthony Rendon returns home to Houston where his name is literally etched into Rice University history (MLB.com)