No one will ever confuse Hurricane Harvey for being a positive thing for the city of Houston.
But could September’s historic storm have played a hand in the Houston Astros winning their first World Series in franchise history?
Of course not, but consider this: The Astros won Major League Baseball’s ultimate prize by beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 in Game 7 on Wednesday. That score is particularly noteworthy, as Harvey dropped a whopping 51 inches of rain on Houston, according to Space City Weather meteorologist Eric Berger.
Obviously, this is just a coincidence, albeit a fascinating one. However, it’s not the only coincidence to emerge from Houston’s triumph in what was an extremely entertaining World Series.