One thing has been made very clear just a few games into the year: MLB fans have not forgotten what the Astros did. Houston has played in two different cities since the start of the new season, and have been tormented by fans in both locations.
Oakland A’s fans brought out all sorts of equipment to mock what the Astros did to the game of baseball. They brought out signs adorned with catchy cheating phrases and even had a mock-cheating system complete with a cardboard video camera. The Astros might be ready to move on, but the rest of MLB is not.
As it turns out, Angels fans definitely weren’t going to let Houston come and go without some jeering. Fans out in Anaheim started with an inflatable trashcan that made its way down onto the field with the Astros on defense. That’s some MLB will likely let pass since it’s roughly a beachball equivalent.
Fans just tossed garbage can on the field at Angel Stadium to taunt the Astros lol
— The Baseball Newsletter (@bbletter) April 6, 2021
It didn’t quite stop there. When Angels fans ran out of inflatable trash cans, they turned to the next best thing. They started grabbing real trash cans from the concourses and tossing them into the outfield. That part MLB might have an issue with.
Someone threw an actual trash can while José Altuve was hitting. pic.twitter.com/iPCGhbHRSN
— Fabian Ardaya (@FabianArdaya) April 6, 2021
Even though it’s probably not going to go over well with the league, you can’t help but laugh. No word yet on what the Angels ended up doing with the fans that threw them out on the field. Tough to tell since the entire crowd was in favor.
After the game, Houston manager Dusty Baker complained to the media arguing that the Astros had already paid their debts for cheating…
The team "paid" (literally in money). The players still owe a debt to baseball fans. There are consequences for going to the dark side. https://t.co/0ZwCncdcW0
— Clint Pasillas (FRG) (@realFRG) April 6, 2021
The team paid in money but the players still haven’t fully faced the wrath of upset baseball fans. Houston comes to Dodger Stadium in August… It’s going to be a long season for the Astros.