They spent more than five hours on the field and gave die-hard baseball fans more than their fare share of heart attacks Sunday night. The Houston Astros game up with a nail-biting game clinched by Astros in the 10th inning by Albuquerque native, Alex Bregman.
The game wrapped up after 11 p.m. El Paso time, but boy-- can you imagine those East Coast fans who stayed awake past 1 a.m. cheering for their team? Don't worry, Major League Baseball has you covered.
The written excuse was jokingly posted on Twitter giving fans a reason for missing school or work on Monday.
“Please excuse ____ from work/school/general activities on Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, as he/she/they are emotionally recovering from Game 5 of the World Series,” MLB tweeted.
The Astros beat the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 10-inning game with a walk-off single to win 13-12. The Astros now have the 3-2 series lead, needing just one more win to capture Houston's First World Series.
Game is Tuesday night at Dodgers Stadium in Los Angeles.
Justin Verlander probably summed it up best, tweeting a purported before and after picture of him playing the game — with the after altered to make him look like an old man.
“OMG!!! what a crazy game!!! took 40ish years off my life,” the Astros pitcher tweeted.