Had I been at the train station ten minutes earlier, I would have seen the relatively rare sight of an Amtrak Capitol reversing out of the station. Due to track work on the Newark-San Jose tracks, Amtrak trains that normally go to San Jose are terminating at Fremont and passengers are being forwarded by bus, with the train reversing at Fremont and returning to Oakland. However, I stayed to watch the last outs of game 6 of the National League Championship Series. Congratulations to the Houston Astros, who won the game 5-1, win the NLCS 4-2, and who are going to the World Series for the first time in franchise history. Commiserations to the St. Louis Cardinals, who I guess can go home and think about their brand-new ballpark in which they'll be playing next season.
I have no dog in this fight, being a San Francisco Giants fan. I suppose I should cheer for the National League side, but I have no particular attachment to the Astros. If only because I was out there in Chicago during the first round of the playoffs and caught a little bit of reflected pennant fever (the White Sox won while I was in the United Center about 90 minutes before the Sharks-Blackhawks hockey game I attended), I guess I'll say "Go White Sox."