‘Mattress Mack’ bringing Rally Nuns back for Astros’ World Series

The Astros are 2-0 in the playoffs when Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale brings nuns from the Dominican Sisters of Mary Immaculate Province to the game. That’s the type of streak with which you don’t tinker.

McIngvale announced Monday that he purchased 55 tickets for the nuns to attend Game 1 of the Astros-Braves World Series on Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park.

McIngvale put the nuns up in the Coca-Cola suite above center field for Game 1 of the American League Championship Series against the Red Sox and the Astros rallied late for the win. After that win, people started calling them the “Rally Nuns,” so McIngvale brought 60 of them back for Friday’s Game 6, which the Astros won to advance to the World Series.

“Ever since we won Game 1, everyone’s been asking me if I can bring the Sisters back for another game,” McIngvale said before Friday’s game. “They’re a great group. They love the Astros and they have a lot of fun, so I knew we needed to bring them back for another big win as we head back to the World Series.”

Sister Mary Catherine was an especially big hit at Friday’s game as she was picked to throw out the ceremonial first pitch and mimicked Carlos Correa’s “It’s time” celebration, by pointing to her wrist.

“I did that, because this is the Astros time, this is our time, this is it,” Mary Catherine said.


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