News – “Houston Astros Player Pays for High School Pizza Party” – There’s a reasonably new baseball tradition in which the previous year’s World Series champion sends a giant pizza order to the newest Series winners. The Chicago Cubs became the fourth straight team to reward their Series successors with pepperoni and cheese, shipping 40 pies from the Original Fuzzy’s Pizza to the Houston Astros on the day of their victory parade. But the Astros have taken pizza parties to a new level of wholesome, when one of their players picked up the tab for a Texas high school’s ‘Stros-themed celebration.

But, as anyone who even glanced at the internet last month knows, Houston beat the Los Angeles Dodgers in a straight-up insane seven game World Series. And Yasko kept his word, ordering a pile of Little Caesar’s pizzas for his classes. “Told my AP US History students I’d buy them pizza if the @Astros won the World Series,” he tweeted, with a pic of the pizzas. “So that’ll be $54, guys.”

Less than an hour later, he got an unexpected @-reply. “Got Venmo?” infielder Tyler White asked. White, who played in 22 games for Houston this season, assured Yasko that he was serious. Yasko quickly set up a Venmo account, and White just as swiftly sent $60 bucks to it. 

I might just have to adopt the Astro’s as my own squad…so many dope stories just keep coming out.

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