In Thursday’s Hot Clicks, we look at every angle of the Astros World Series victory. Plus a feature on the lovely Jess Strother.
World Series Round-Up
Houston, we have a title. It only took 55 years but the Astros are champions. Some items of interest: Yuli Gurriel tipped his hat to Yu Darvish during his first at-bat … Here’s a look at the game’s final out … Carlos Beltran cried after winning his first title in 20 MLB seasons … Carlos Correa proposed to his girlfriend (Miss Texas USA Daniella Rodriguez) right after the game … Justin Verlander and Kate Upton had a postgame kiss … I am so impressed with this gambler for walking away with $14 million … Joe Buck and John Smoltz did a great job in broadcast booth … Celebrites and other MLB players went on Twitter to congratulate Houston … The Dodgers are favorites to win in 2018 but we are predicting a Houston repeat.
We called it
In 2014, SI’s Ben Reiter predicted the last-place Astros would win the 2017 World Series. Here is that story, which was a big Twitter subject during last night’s game We get a lot of things wrong and people let us know about it, so allow us (and Bon Appetit) to have this moment. Especially since this is the second time we’ve predicted a World Series winner in last six years.
Nothing to do with sports but…
I want to live on a Singapore Airlines Airbus A380. It looks like heaven.
Jess Strother stopped by the office for a SI Swimsuit casting call and she was quite popular among my co-workers. She is today’s LLOD (click for full-size gallery).
How O.J. Simpson spent Halloween
He dressed up as himself and welcomed trick-or-treaters to his Las Vegas home.
Important soccer news
Kyle Beckerman’s glorious hair is no more.
James Harden makes a friend
For the Astros fan in your life
These made me laugh
Odds & Ends
Cleveland sports-talk host Bruce Drennan finding out about the Browns’ failed trade is must-see TV … Enjoyed this behind-the-scenes look at David Ortiz as a Fox MLB analyst … Lonzo Ball just bought a new mansion and it’s much nicer than my apartment … Nothing warms Bill Belichick’s heart more than good special teams play … Why the NFL wants to lose the Supreme Court betting case … Manu Ginobli’s son had an excellent Halloween costume … LeBron James took an unfortunate groin shot from Lance Stephenson … Ranking every Richard Linklater movie … Aziz Ansari accepted a comedy award by making fun of the show …Tyrese has some serious money problems.
Last time I mention it. I promise.
Houston likes its Astros
Carlos Beltran respects A-Rod’s notes
Don’t look back in anger