Last week, Houston Rockets All-Star James Harden showed up at Minute Maid Park for ALDS Game 2 to support both his hometown Astros and fellow Beard Aficionado Dallas Keuchel. Keuchel pitched a gem, and Houston got an 8-2 win.
Flash forward eight days, and the Astros found themselves hosting another Game 2 -- this time against the Yankees in the American League Championship Series presented by Camping World. Harden was in attendance again, but with Houston just one step away from the World Series, he knew that he needed some backup. So he called up new teammate Chris Paul:
We're not sure what the two were discussing there, but we assume it had something to do with trying to calculate just how many strikeouts Justin Verlander had racked up.
After Carlos Correa hit his walk-off RBI double, calm conversation turned into intense fandom:
JAMES HARDEN LOVES THE ASTROS pic.twitter.com/pXqe6ck2wc- Alysha Tsuji (@AlyshaTsuji) October 15, 2017
Honestly, it seemed like a proportional response.