The only person that had more fun than you during World Series Game 5 was George Springer
Sunday's World Series Game 5 somehow may have reached the epic, heart-stopping, frightening EKG of Game 2. Until the final out was recorded and the Astros had a 13-12 win, no one was sure if the game would ever end.
While you were probably jumping around and yelling the whole game -- whether in the stadium, at a sports bar or in your living room -- there was one player who matched your energy: George Springer. He was a puppy stuffed into an Astros uniform. He was one of those cans filled with springy snakes that was constantly being opened. He was excitement personified.
He was stoic after Yuli Gurriel's game-tying three-run shot in the fourth inning:
But that would soon change.
When Springer tied the game -- again -- with his own home run in the seventh, he raced around the bases screaming the entire way:
Literally the entire way:
Yes, even into the dugout:
He jumped like a child on a sugar rush when Altuve doubled to give the Astros the lead:
Forget Carlton Fisk, Springer may have actually provided the necessary gust of wind for Carlos Correa's home run to carry over the wall:
Every photo of him captured mid-game apparently features him yelling, too. You have to imagine he slept well after this game:
Most players never get a chance to play in the World Series. And Springer is making sure he's fully engaged ... even when he's just hanging out in the dugout.