HOUSTON - The World Series Champions, the Houston Astros are home! They arrived at Bush IAH around 6:15 p.m. Thursday.
The team was greeted by family members, cheering airport employees, water canons and a beautiful orange sunset.
After landing at the airport, they made their way to Minute Maid Park on buses where thousands of excited fans were there to greet them.
"It just feels good welcoming them home," said Ricardo Martinez. "We've been waiting on this forever."
Fans squinted to catch a glimpse of the likes of Carlos Correa and his new fiance as well as manager AJ Hinch.
Other players were more obvious including Dallas Keuchel, who was driving a red Ferrari, and Marwin Gonzalez, who stopped to enjoy the moment.
"It's incredible," said Kay Schwartz. "I've lived in Houston my entire life and this is so huge. Go Astros."
Rosalinda Medellin has been a fan as long as she can remember.
"I'm just happy. I've waited all my life," she said. "I'm 38. I've been cheering for the Astros since I was a baby, since I came out of the womb."
Some fans said they were at the team store getting World Series gear and decided to walk over to see the players.
Before leaving Los Angeles, pitcher Collin McHugh tweeted a great photo of the Championship Trophy with its own seat on the plane.
"Gotta make sure she's comfy," McHugh tweeted.
— Houston Astros (@astros) November 2, 2017
Houston, we’re coming home! ✈️ pic.twitter.com/mBtjABM1Cc— Houston Astros (@astros) November 2, 2017
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