Oct 28, 2022 - Sports
Matt Lanza on loving both the Astros and Phillies
Space City Weather's Matt Lanza is torn.
- A New Jersey native, he's not sure whether to support the Philadelphia Phillies or Houston Astros during this year's World Series.
Driving the news: We interviewed Lanza about what it's like to be a fan of both teams vying for the World Series title.
- "It's a weird feeling," Lanza tells Axios. "When we moved here, it was when the Phillies were coming off their peak and the Astros were at the bottom of their trough."
- "I thought maybe there was a chance [the Phillies and the Astros] could meet one day in an important game or something, but I didn’t think it'd be the World Series," Lanza adds. "It's really awesome to have it come to fruition."
Lanza's prediction: "Personally, I'm rooting for seven games and a lot of fun. My heart is Phillies in seven, but my gut is Astros in six."
If you're a Phillies fan like Lanza, a small enclave of Philadelphians in the Bayou City will host a watch party at Little Woodrow's at 720 Shepherd Drive in the Heights.
- Plus: Lanza recommends Pappa Geno's, Vito's Famous or Nick's Place for good cheesesteaks in town.
The bottom line: Lanza has a message for Phillies fans.
- "[Jose] Altuve's a good dude," Lanza adds. "Boo him because he’s on the Astros, but don't boo him because of whatever you believe about the Astros."
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