It’s no secret that the final game of the World Series brings with it a flurry of emotion in many fans.
Some of them took it to an extreme.
And the Astros’ World Series victory parade brought big time drama to Houston as these chicks threw down.
In a viral video posted by Twitter user “ballinandy24” two women can be seen fighting in the street while a crowd of Astros fans looked on.
— Andy (@ballinandy24) November 7, 2022
In the clip, two women can be seen exchanging punches and hair-pulling.
The woman in the black t-shirt appears to throw the other woman wearing an orange Astros jersey on the ground, before kneeling over her and punching her repeatedly.
After a while, bystanders were seen trying to pull the woman in the black t-shirt off of the other woman.
It wasn’t clear from the video exactly how the fight started.
Some rowdiness was bound to be expected though.
The Houston Police Department estimated that over one million people attended the celebration.
Click2Houston.com reports, “City of Houston officials hosted the Houston Astros victory parade Monday at noon. According to the Houston Police Department, at least one million people attended the celebration. The parade ran between 1.7 to 3 miles, double the length compared to last year, HPD Police Chief Troy Finner said. The parade began at Smith Street and Preston Street and headed straight down toward Tuam Street on the west side of downtown.”
The crowds keep coming!! I was just talking to HPD. An officer tells me, they’re anticipating one million people at today’s parade. #WorldSeries @astros pic.twitter.com/xflPqKoudx
— Zach Lashway (@KPRC2Zach) November 7, 2022
But the drama didn’t end there.
It even ensnared a U.S. Senator.
Sen. Ted Cruz faced a somewhat hostile crowd as he was showered with boos by otherwise jubilant Houston Astros fans.
One of them chucked a White Claw at him.
As the Senator positioned himself on top of a military Humvee with his family he was hit by a cacophony of jeers, accompanied by the incoming beverage.
Houston sports reporter Ben DuBose wrote on Twitter, “Loud boos and middle fingers for Ted Cruz.”
Beer flies at Ted Cruz during Astros World Series Parade pic.twitter.com/lRALgyXCe2
— Alien Truther Wildwest (@wcgroovy) November 7, 2022
Houston Police later confirmed that a 33-year-old man believed to have thrown the can at Cruz was arrested and subsequently jailed on prospective assault charges.
While the saying goes, “Ain’t no laws when you’re drinking Claws,” this young man may be about to find out otherwise for his likely beverage-induced momentary lapse in judgment.
Cruz was unharmed and took the incident in stride, saying he had “a great time” at the parade.
The Astros celebrated in Houston after securing a second World Championship in six seasons, following a 4-1 victory over the Phillies in Game 6 of the World Series.
Sports with Balls will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.