Astros players had Halloween party for their kids at hotel

Texas Sports Nation // Astros Matt Young, Staff writer Nov. 1, 2022 Houston Astros take early

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Houston Astros take early batting practice due to weather before Game 3 of the World Series at Citizens Bank Park on Monday, Oct. 31, 2022, in Philadelphia.Karen Warren/Staff photographer

PHILADELPHIA — If you’re a kid and your dad plays for the Astros, you may not always get the usual Halloween experience. For the second straight year, the Astros were scheduled to play a World Series game on the road on Halloween. To make up for it, the Astros once again turned their hotel hallway into a little trick-or-treating lane for the players’ children.

As they did in Atlanta last year before Game 5 and as they did in Los Angeles in 2017 before Game 6,  the Astros tried to make Halloween as normal as possible for their families.

The kids dressed up in costume and went knocking on doors of other players in the team hotel and got candy.

Instagram was filled with photos of Astros players and their families. Justin Verlander and Kate Upton’s daughter Genevieve, who turns 4 years old next week, dressed as Rapunzel. Lance McCullers’ daughter Ava went as Disney princess Jasmine with his wife Kara posting on her Instagram story, “Halloween at a hotel again.”

Alex Bregman’s son Knox, who is just three months old, was a little avocado.

Astros bench coach Joe Espada’s wife Pamela and their two daughters dressed as characters from the movie “A League of Their Own.”

As it turned out, trick-or-treating was about as much fun as anyone with the Astros had Monday since Game 3 was rained out. The Astros and Phillies will resume the series Tuesday night.