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The Houston Astros celebrates after Alex Bregman game winning single during Game 5 of baseball's World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in Houston. Astros won 13-12. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) ORG XMIT: WS426

Matt Slocum

Not everyone is a sports fan, and a great many people in Houston have been focused on their own household woes because of the dramatic impact of Hurricane Harvey. We know how long such a flooding disaster can haunt a community.

But sometimes a team’s performance gives a town something to cheer about when that lift is most needed.

We saw it in the wake of hurricanes Katrina and Rita, when the University of Arizona hosted the LSU Tigers — the game had been scheduled in Baton Rouge — in a game which lifted the spirits of the state. It was a beacon of normality in a disastrous year.

When it’s a championship like the incredible victory of the New Orleans Saints in Super Bowl XLIV, it is even more welcome. Who can forget that moment?

Now, congratulations to the Houston Astros for their first World Series, including the breakout performance of former LSU star Alex Bregman, who logged 5 runs on 7 hits, including 2 home runs.

This win comes at a good time for the home town.