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A Houston Astros fan watching Game 1 of the American League Division Series from the left field stands at Minute Maid Park says a fellow fan followed up on a promise that surely put him back hundreds of dollars.
“If @georgespringer hits a homerun, I’m buying everyone in the section a beer!” Springer hits a homerun. He buys us all beer. Heroes don’t always wear capes. @astros #crawfordbox pic.twitter.com/Qvg7p9LNkp
— Charles Adams (@bigangrylaw) October 5, 2018
Springer, the 2017 World Series MVP, took a full-count pitch to left field to start the fifth inning and make it a 3-0 lead against the Cleveland Indians. Last year’s league MVP Jose Altuve hit one to left in the next at-bat.
Flores immediately got a beer vendor to his section of the Crawford Boxes, according to the Houston Chronicle, and bought more than $300 worth of beer. The vendor only had so much beer to give so everyone in rows one through nine got a free drink on Flores.
“I just love my team, man,” Flores told the Chronicle. “I knew Springer was going to hit one, and I wanted everyone to know it. I called it.”
This is the most popular fan in Minute Maid Park. He dropped hundreds in beer after a @astros homer. Just how much the bet cost him on @abc13houston at 6:30 p.m. #NeverSettle https://t.co/CIFnsXIxjK pic.twitter.com/oeQZxMdQA4
— Nick Natario (@NickABC13) October 5, 2018
The official Houston Astros account replied to the original account with a simple “amazing” while another Twitter user made a relevant comparison.
Different hospitality than New York..
— Blake (@blahkaysosa) October 5, 2018
There are no party fouls in Houston, just friendly folks day drinking in the postseason. And he may not have even meant everyone gets a beer, ya know?
Maybe he meant “a beer” and they all had to share a beer 🤷🏻♀️😂😂
— lesley bond (@lesleybondtx) October 5, 2018
Cheers to Flores, whose new friends will be clamoring to be in his section the rest of the postseason. Maybe not wearing a real cape is a good thing.
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