Astros hit snag with World Series banner unveiling

Fabric initially refused to come off pennant

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The Houston Astros' 2017 World Series banner after its unveiling.

You could say the Houston Astros' pregame unveiling of its World Series pennant hit a big of a snag on Monday.

The team was unveiling the banner in left field at Minute Maid Park during its home opener to honor the 2017 World Series champions.

However, the fabric covering the golden pennant did not want to cooperate as ropes tried to tug it off on a windy day. As workers struggled to get the fabric to release, a worker with a leaf blower helped free the fabric.

Players waiting on the field could be seen chuckling during the brief delay and the crowd attending the game between the Astros and the Baltimore Orioles cheered loudly when the pennant was eventually unveiled.

The game itself went off without a hitch for the Astros, who beat the Orioles 6-1 to improve to improve to 4-1 on the young season.

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