Astros fans get close with players, trophy during FanFest

Tens of thousands of fans swarmed Minute Maid Park on Saturday for another chance to celebrate the Astros' 2017 championship. Attendees at FanFest enjoyed a long list of activities, including running the bases, touring the locker room, pitching in the bullpen, video games and photo opportunities. Stars like Justin Verlander, Carlos Correa and José Altuve met fans and signed autographs. While opening day is still months away, it felt like spring with the sun shining through the open roof of the ballpark, despite chilly temperatures. It was a place for dreams to come true and hopes to be fulfilled. The Cardenas family has lived in Houston for more than 40 years and has cheered on the Astros since the '80s.