In his Pastors Weekly Briefing for October 21, 2005, H.B. London wrote, "The fall classic, as the World Series has been called, will feature two teams who define persistence. The Houston Astros have never played in a World Series game. In fact, there has never been a series played in Texas. The Chicago White Sox last won a World Series in 1917. Now they will face off in a best-of-seven games for the championship of the baseball world.
"One of the big stories features two men on the Astros—Craig Biggio and Jeff Bagwell. These players have spent most of their careers in Houston. They have played more than 2,000 games, but never a game in the World Series. For Biggio, it has been 18 years on one team. He was heard to say after Wednesday's game, 'Good things come to people who wait.'"