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Dodgers: Astros Players Reflect on Hostile Environment in Los Angeles

LA Fans have been waiting for this series for a long time.



Dodgers fans have been waiting a long time to give the Astros the welcoming they deserve. Over a year and a half after their cheating scandal rocked Major League Baseball, fans in Los Angeles flocked to the Ravine to let the boos rain down. 

But that wasn’t all that rained down. Dodgers fans took every opportunity to let the players know how they felt, throwing blow-up trash cans and foul balls back onto the field. The Astros would go o to shut LA out and take game 1. 

After the game, Astros fans talked about the rude welcoming from Dodgers fans. Houston reliever Ryne Stanek talked about watching Houston fans getting things thrown at them, including full beers at one point. 

People started throwing stuff at Astros fans and for a few minutes, you basically sat there and watched people throw full beers at people for half an inning. … It was kind of a bonkers atmosphere to play in, for sure. 

Astros’ starter Lance McCullers Jr took a different approach to how he felt about Dodgers fans. That might have to do with the fact that he was dominant against Los Angeles hitters. 

I enjoyed the reception on the way out from the pen. There were a lot of people here and obviously a lot of booing, but I liked it. 

The environment was hostile for sure, but Astros players had to be expecting that after cheating the Dodgers out of a title in 2017. There are videos all over Twitter of Houston fans getting booed as they enter the stadium, but I have yet to find anything where things are being thrown at them. 

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Written by Brook Smith

Brook is the Senior Editor of Dodgers Nation, with several years of experience in sports journalism. He is an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan, and can be spotted fairly often at Dodger Stadium and Staples Center.

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    • The Astros were granted immunity for detailing what they did. Otherwise there would be no story . MLB would never know what went on. The original story by Rosenthal said it was a widespread problem. Manfred decided to only investigate the Astros. The Astros took the bullet for MLB.

  1. Idiots, all. Hey, Dodger fan. Both Betts and Price were on Boston teams that …. Cheated!
    You cheer for them?
    You hypocrites.

  2. Robby, just curious. Do you actually have a team you like or just get on here to troll the Dodgers?

  3. I’ve also been curious about the ’18 Redsox. They were good enough and didn’t have to cheat, certainly not to the exrent the astros did.

    • I hate to tell you that all teams cheat. Some more than others. MLB wouldn’t be cracking down on pitchers now if all teams were clean. Look up Votto’s recent comments on the Patrick show.

  4. Astros fans deserved it as much as their players for being mostly indifferent or even outright defending it and being proud of it. Glad to hear they were harassed. They aren’t very bright either for thinking they should show up to dodger stadium. What did they expect?

  5. This would have been over last year if Manfred handled this correctly. The Astros got away with it, that’s why baseball fans are reacting this way.

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