The Houston Astros are having a phenomenal season, earning one of the two AL Wild Card spots to reach the postseason for the first time since 2005 and beating the New York Yankees the other day to reach the ALDS.
As fun as its been, which has involved TWO locker room celebrations filled with tons os champagne and beer, 21-year-old rookie second baseman Carlos Correa hasn’t liked one part of it—drinking his first beer.
Following the team’s Wild Card victory over the Yanks on Tuesday night, the barely legal Correa was given his first brewski to toast with his teammates, with his reaction being something unfamiliar to others who share an age with the rising star.
Per Sports Illustrated‘s Ben Reiter’s Twitter account, Correa had this to say about his first brew:
An important post-celebration update to my @TeamCJCorrea profile: he has now tasted beer. His review? “It tastes bad.”
— Ben Reiter (@SI_BenReiter) October 7, 2015
What? Dude, beer is God’s gift to mankind for having to live life and cut loose!
Maybe this isn’t too surprising since, in a recent Sports Illustrated profile on the kid, Correa had this to say:
“Never drank a beer before,” he says. “I’ve had wine and champagne, but never a beer. I don’t think that will happen. I don’t know why people look forward to that.”
He may be a future All-Star and face of the franchise for the ‘Stros, but Carlos Correa appears to play the backup role when it comes to boozy celebrations with his mates. Don’t worry, Carlos, it’s an acquired taste that you could get used to if your team keeps winning this postseason.