HOUSTON, TX – The Houston Astros headed off the field and into local fire stations to say thanks. These particular stations, numbers 51 and 68, lost some of their own in the deadly hotel blaze in May.
“These guys went through a major tragedy, and we’re just coming out here and hanging out with them, having a good time with them. So far it’s been a lot of fun. We got to spray the hose. It’s been fun,’ said Houston Astro’s pitcher Brad Peacock.
“This is a group of people who we know are integral to our community. And we wanted them to know that we really appreciate what they do,” said Houston Astros’ general manager, Jeff Luhnow.
Players and coaches delivered lunch, and presented the firemen with framed and signed jerseys featuring that station’s number.
While it will never bring back the heroes we lost, the Astros’ good deed did bring a message we can all get behind:
“Coming out here supporting and showing that we do understand that they put their life on the line for us every day and we’re thankful,” said Houston Astros’ shortstop, Jake Elmore.