Slowly but surely that ivory tower that so many Houston Astros fans seem to be on starts to be too much… There’s only so long that you can attempt to refute and ignore facts and data.
Everyone knows that the Astros stole that World Series championship in 2017, whether from the Dodgers or Yankees or any other team in between. The optics line up. The audio lines up. Major League Baseball took action against them for it.
It’s a known fact.
Certainly, there are more than enough fans that take the Josh Reddick approach to it and arrogantly state “wHateVer sTill gOt a riNg,” but not every Houston fan is created equally. Take, for example, user “Black-Cotton” on Reddit who fully apologized to the great fans that make up Dodgers Nation.
While the Reddit user opted to now become a Mets fan after dropping his Astro fandom, as a Dodger fan, I appreciate the sentiment.
There are logical and fair people that make up the Astros’ fanbase. Moreover, while he’s more of a Dodger fan than an Astros fan these days, Ross Stripling’s podcast co-host — and Houston native — Cooper Surles told us that he was surprised and embarrassed that a team with so much talent decided to add cheating to the ledger.
So sure, there’s baseball on now. Sure opening day is around the corner and we should get over it, but it’s important that Houston players NEVER forget that they’re dirty cheaters and that their 2017 ring, you know, the only championship that organization has in its history, is ill-gotten and a worthless piece of metal.
Looking forward to seeing the Astros fans that always make their way into the comments on these posts… see y’all in Houston July 28-29.