Last night, the Astros lost Game 1 of the 2017 World Series. 3 years ago, they were the laughing stock of the lead, and over the last couple seasons leading up to 2014, had lost twice as many games as they had won. But, Sports Illustrated still published a bold prediction on one of their covers back then -- the Astros would be the 2017 World Series Champions.
And this year, they ran through our beloved Red Sox, our hated rivals the Yankees, and even though they're down 0-1, still only need to win 4 games to make that 2014 cover a reality. Pretty cool read on why they decided to publish that cover -- check it out below if you're interested.
But even if you're not -- gotta give props where they're due. BOLD prediction by SI, and the Astros at least made it to the dance, whether they win it or not.