Jubiliant fans celebrate trip to World Series
HOUSTON (AP) _ Astros fans wildly danced, cheered and ran into
the arms of total strangers tonight as Houston beat St. Louis
5-to-1 to win the franchise's first trip to the World Series.
A crowd of several thousand gathered in a downtown parking lot
on a breezy, balmy night to watch the deciding Game Six projected
onto the side of a building.
Some fans waiting for just the right moment unrolled a banner
that read, "Go Astros -- World Series here we come."
Television cameras prompted a few revelers to rip off their
shirts and twirl them like towels.
Somewhere in the chaos, a fan started beating a portable drum
and triggered a mass chant of "Houston, Houston."
The only immediate disturbance appeared to be two soaked fans
climbing on a traffic light. A police officer on horseback pulled
one of the men down, and the other climbed down.