HOUSTON - The Houston Astros World Series trophy has had quite a ride in the week it's been in town.
The trophy took a spill and was damaged at an exclusive men’s-only event at the Houston Museum of Fine Arts Thursday night.
Houston Astros owner Jim Crane brought the trophy to the event.
An MFAH spokesperson provided the following statement concerning the details of the Astros World Series trophy tumble:
"Mr. James Crane, principal owner of the Houston Astros, brought the World Series Trophy to the Museum’s annual fundraiser, 'One Great Night in November.'”
The trophy was set on a table, and guests were invited to be photographed with it. Later in the evening, the table shifted and the trophy started to slide as a photograph was being taken. A guest grabbed it quickly, and several of the flagpoles on the trophy were bent as a result.
Immediately afterward, the museum’s conservation specialist for decorative arts, who was a guest at the event, took the trophy to his laboratory at the museum and straightened the bent flagpoles.
"It was returned, fully restored to its original appearance, to Mr. Crane, who returned home with it that evening," an MFAH spokesperson said.
A spokesperson for the Houston Astros would only say the trophy was not damaged and is doing fine.
The Chicago Cubs World Series championship trophy was also damaged last year.
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