HOUSTON — The horns are still honking. The parties are raging. The streets are buzzing.
It’s the wee hours of the morning Monday in Houston, and no one wants to go home.
Everyone wants to celebrate the man of the hour, who saved the Houston Astros’ game with his glove, won it with his bat, and then displayed one of the most fabulous walk-off celebrations ever seen in baseball.
Carlos Correa sent New York Yankees pitcher J.A. Happ’s fastball deep into the night over the right-field wall. The ball had not even landed when Correa took a step with his right foot. Then his left. Then, his right. Dropped the bat. Stared at his teammates. Put his right hand towards his head. Cupped his ear.