The Houston Astros are back in the World Series. Meaning baseball fans, especially Dodgers fans, are back to sounding off on the Astros controversial 2017 title. Dodgers superfan Bryan Cranston took to Instagram prior to Game 1 to voice his opinion on the Houston Astros.
Cranston did not mince any words in his criticism of the Houston Astros. In his post, he noted his complete lack of respect for the Astros for cheating their way to a championship. He didn’t stop there either.
Highlighting the lack of punishment for the players involved in the scandal, Cranston called for baseball writers to “administer justice to these cheaters” by not voting Correa, Altuve, Bregman, or other 2017 Houston players into the Hall-of-Fame.
Only time will tell if Jose Altuve, Carlos Correa, and Alex Bregman garner Hall-of-Fame consideration. That being said, the triumvirate of Astros sluggers have the potential to be part of that conversation in the future.
Will baseball writers treat the 2017 Astros players similar to the poster children of the steroid era as Cranston suggests? Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds compiled other worldly stats during their careers. Neither have received enough votes in the last nine years of voting to qualify for the Hall-of-Fame.
The Astros have made three of the last five World Series. Regardless of any wrong doing, there’s no question they’re a talented team. There also no question that they violated specific rules to gain an unfair advantage.
Sometimes it takes one of TV’s ultimate villains to call out baseball’s ultimate villains for those who forgot.