Astros arriving in Houston in celebration mode ahead of World Series

Monday, October 24, 2022
ABC13 follows AL-champ Astros' return to Houston
The still-unbeaten AL champions are making their way back to H-Town and Minute Maid Park after completing their sweep.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A party at 30,000 feet? Bet.

The Houston Astros returned 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 arrived at Bush Intercontinental Airport, where buses paraded them to Minute Maid Park.

Champagne for the 4-time AL-pennant winners

ABC13's Adam Winkler joined the 'Stros in the clubhouse to celebrate the ALCS sweep with lots of excitement and champagne showers.

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.

ABC13's Adam Winkler got the opportunity to speak with several of the players as beer and champagne rained down.

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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.

WATCH: Astros say ALCS wins don't get old

In an explosive post-win celebration in the clubhouse, some of the Astros players told ABC13 that despite four ALCS wins in the past six years - it just doesn't get old.

WATCH: Chas McCormick ready to show up for World Series in hometown

"I'm going to enjoy every second of it." The Astros outfielder said he's going to have a lot of friends rooting against him as he plays in his hometown.

WATCH: Alex Bregman says he's happy to start World Series in Houston

"This is what it's all about." Alex Bregman told ABC13 he's proud of his team after his fourth ALCS win with the Astros in six years.

WATCH: Ryne Stanek says it's hard to describe how an ALCS win feels

"This is where we want to be." Ryne Stanek told ABC13 that although personal accolades are great, all he's after is a World Series win for his team.

WATCH: Hunter Brown says celebrating ALCS win as a rookie is a dream come true

"This is a dream come true." Hunter Brown said pitching postseason has been a learning curve that will prepare him for the World Series.

WATCH: Hector Neris wants team to ride high of ALCS win into World Series

Hector Neris said despite his past with the Phillies, he is all in for the city of Houston and his team.

WATCH: Trey Mancini says he's at a loss for words heading to World Series with Astros

"There's never a belief that we're out of the game." After being traded to the Astros in the middle of the season, Trey Mancini said he can't even describe how special it is to be headed to the World Series.

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