So much for all of New York chipping in toward the home-field advantage the New York Yankees were hoping to have over the Houston Astros in Saturday’s Game 3 of the American League Championship Series. Someone apparently forget to tell the Empire State Building that the Astros were in town.
New York City’s Empire State Building was showing off the Houston Astros colors on Friday night
With the scene shifting from Houston to New York for the next three games, the colors on the Empire State Building on Friday night’s off day were like a welcome beacon for the Houston Astros to the Big Apple.
Granted, the colors being shown at the top of the Empire State Building on Friday night were a tip of the cap to the New York Knicks and the opening the NBA season, but the timing of the colors (shared by the Knicks and Astros) was certainly curious … and unfortunate for the Yankees fans making their way through Manhattan.
The Knicks, by the way, posted a 130-106 road decision over the Detroit Pistons on Friday, so the Empire State Building colors were not only a celebration of the season getting underway, but eventually a Knicks win as well.
Houston goes into Yankee Stadium with a 2-0 lead in the ALCS, and the Yankees are hoping that playing in the Bronx will help turn the tide against the defending American League champions. New York last played at home on Tuesday, posting a 5-1 decision over the Cleveland Guardians in the fifth and deciding game of the ALDS.
Saturday’s ALCS matchup at Yankee Stadium is set to begin at 5 p.m. (Eastern) and will be televised on TBS.