HOUSTON, TX. (THECOUNT) — Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman is going into Game 7 of the World Series with a heavy heart after his grandfather died a few hours before the game.

Bregman was chatting with Mattress Mack during batting practice when Mack mentioned his mom.


“Well if you see her today, she’s not doing really well … my grandpa died about two hours ago,” Bregman told Mack, reports KHOU.


Geo quick facts: Houston is a large metropolis in Texas, extending to Galveston Bay. It’s closely linked with the Space Center Houston, the coastal visitor center at NASA’s astronaut training and flight control complex. The city’s relatively compact Downtown includes the Theater District, home to the renowned Houston Grand Opera, and the Historic District, with 19th-century architecture and upscale restaurants – wikipedia.