Lines For WS Gear At Academy Sports In Houston Were Insane…Luckily Someone Passed Out Beer

My Dad just sent me this video. The line outside Academy in Houston. #EarnHistory #WorldSeries

— Hannah Trippett (@Hannah_Trippett) November 2, 2017

How do I know a city just one its first-ever World Series? When you have lines at sporting goods stores that go on for miles in the internet era. That’s the only time you see this happen and that’s how much this championship means to Houston. They’ve could’ve easily ordered all their World Series gear online, but they NEEDED those collectibles immediately. They needed to go straight to the store after the game ended to stand in line with a thousand other fans looking to get all the t-shirts and hats as humanly possible.

And that’s how you end up with a scene like this at multiple Academy Sports’ in the Houston era.

Here's a picture my boy sent me of folks waiting in line to buy a World Series champs shirt from the Academy in Missouri City. Naaaah.

— Joel D. Anderson (@byjoelanderson) November 2, 2017

In line at @Academy. Thinking about getting some black shorts.

— Tyler Stafford (@tylercstafford) November 2, 2017

Line at @Academy is long as heck.

People really want #Astros #WorldSeries gear.

— Danny Shapiro (@DannyShapiro13) November 2, 2017

Yes, the @astros #WorldSeries win is this serious! Line at @Academy wrapped around the building! #EarnedHistory #Astros

— ABC13 Houston (@abc13houston) November 2, 2017

But it wasn’t all waiting. A mystery hero Astros fan showed up to one of the locations and passed out beer to all fo the fans. Whoever this man is deserves all the good things in life.

Someone just came through the line at Academy giving away free beer

— Rob "Sternberger Dropped It" Hays (@TedStriker) November 2, 2017

Line for the Academy Sports in Bunker Hill / the shopping cart that a man used to deliver beer to fellow #Astros fans in line #WorldSeries

— Robert Downen (@RobDownenChron) November 2, 2017

People are still in line this morning

Line for #Astros gear at Academy this morning wrapping around the store. #ExcitedCity

— Jeff Evans (@jeffryevans) November 2, 2017

Current line at Katy @Academy. #WorldSeries champ swag on sale in stores + online. I’m live again on #khou11 @ Noon #EarnedHistory ⚾️

— Jason Miles (@JMilesKHOU) November 2, 2017