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Patriots players with Houston ties say they couldn't root for just Astros in ALCS

Ryan Hannable
October 19, 2018 - 9:42 am

FOXBORO -- Red Sox fever reached the Patriots locker room beginning with their win over the Yankees in the ALDS to set up the ALCS against the Astros.

All last week and continuing into this week, there have been a number of Red Sox t-shirts worn around the locker room and even at practice.

There are a few players on the roster with ties to the Houston area, but even they couldn't say they were all-on on the Astros.

“Honestly, I don’t even have a straight answer," cornerback Eric Rowe, who went to high school in the Houston area, said. "I like the Astros because it’s my hometown and I like the Sox because I have been here for three years. I like Boston sports.”

“Whoever wins, wins," offensive tackle LaAdrian Waddle, who grew up in Texas and went to Texas Tech, added.

Players said playing in New England has got them to appreciate not only the Red Sox, but the other Boston sports teams as well.

“Oh yeah. No doubt," Waddle said. "Just being around here and that atmosphere. The Red Sox have been balling out. It’s been great to support them.”

Even Elandon Roberts, who grew up in Texas, went to the University of Houston and even went to the Astros' World Series parade last season because it was during the Patriots bye week, echoed the same feelings as the other two.

The Red Sox will now take on either the Brewers or Dodgers in the World Series, and these players can now be all-in, just not on their hometown team.

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