Astros’ World Series trophy visits today’s county commission meeting


As the first Palm Beach County Commission meeting of the year got underway Tuesday, a crowd of people gathered in one spot in front of the dais.

Cell phone cameras flashed. People crowded around, waiting for their turn to take pictures.

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The public wasn’t jockeying for images of their commissioners or of county staff. No, the jostling was to get next to the silver and gold World Series trophy the Houston Astros won last year.

That trophy is making a stop in Palm Beach County because the Astros share The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach with the Washington Nationals.

No one will be calling West Palm Beach “Title Town” anytime soon, but that didn’t stop those in commission chambers Tuesday from taking a little pride in the accomplishments of a team that gets itself ready for the long baseball season with games in Palm Beach County.



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