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Dodgers fan gets drafted by Astros, no longer has to be sad about the 2017 World Series

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Hello from the other side.

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In the fifth round of the MLB Draft, the Astros chose Arizona pitcher Cody Deason. Because it’s the fifth round, that would ordinarily be an under the radar pick without huge repercussions.

In this case, it changed Deason’s whole perspective about the 2017 World Series. You see, Deason is a Dodgers fan. Or he used to be until he got drafted by Houston. But now he gets to be an Astros fan and is so much happier about the outcome of last fall’s face off between the two teams.

He told the Houston Chronicle’s Chandler Rome,

“I was a Dodgers fan and, as of about three hours ago, I am an Astros fan. That was heartbreaking to see last year. But now I look back on it and say ‘Wow, this is the greatest thing that’s ever happened.’”

It’s got to be weird admiring a team your whole life and then being drafted by a different team, and all of a sudden not being able to root for them all the time anymore.

It’s also a great way to make a heartbreaking championship loss hurt a little less from now on.