Just 5 years after the 2017 Astros sign-stealing scandal, baseball followers won’t let it go anytime quickly. This is very true for Seattle Mariners followers.
Seattle’s 11-1 win over the Astros on Friday night time was further candy for a pair of followers who went the additional mile to troll Houston.
The narrative portray the Astros as cheaters isn’t new. By now, we’ve heard it round baseball. The workforce is routinely booed for his or her function in a sign-stealing scandal which acquired the likes of AJ Hinch and Jeff Luhnow fired. Carlos Beltran and Alex Cora additionally left their jobs, albeit briefly. But the gamers weren’t punished — with Alex Bregman and Jose Altuve as two principal contributors who stay on the workforce.
As lengthy as any 2017 Astros stay on this 12 months’s squad, followers will use it as an excuse to troll their rattling hardest — even when it means making a Wordle.
Don’t fear, it was meant to be apparent.
Will Astros ever outlive the sign-stealing scandal?
To put it merely, no — no less than not in my lifetime.
The Astros’ franchise is tainted in the interim, as not solely had been they caught by MLB and severely punished, they weren’t pressured to vacate the 2017 World Series crown. That, plus the gamers not be punished, is sufficient for followers round baseball to carry onto.
Hating the Astros is not only a regional theme — it’s nationwide, and rightly so. Houston might not have been the one workforce stealing indicators in 2017, however their system was the obvious, and maybe the simplest.
But no less than followers are discovering extra inventive methods to troll by the day. If something, Houston followers can respect the inventive potential.