The Mariners are the surprise team of the division trying to break a curse that’s been present for over 20 years. The Giants veterans look to be making one more run. And the Dodgers, well, are the Dodgers. But with these upcoming contests being on the road, that made things that much better.
Now, if you’ve been living under a rock for the last four years, let me catch you up. Long story short, the Astros cheated. They were found to be implementing a system banging trash can lids to indicate an upcoming pitch. We used it in 2017 to overcome the Dodgers in the World Series, and ever since then, the entire state of California hates the city of Houston.
Now mind you, cheating wasn’t found anywhere during the 2019 World Series appearance or last year’s Championship Series appearance but that’s neither here nor there. However, we still cheated, and once a cheater, always a cheater. Especially to Dodger fans because apparently, they can’t let anything go.
Stats don’t lie
Apparently, they can’t look at our winning percentage this year and respect it. Apparently, the fact that our league-leading batting average, ops, run differential, and MLB BEST record against winning teams still isn’t good enough to them. Maybe if it was the entire team instead of only 7 All-star finalists representing the ‘Stros, we’d get some respect.
It is what it is… Just embrace it.
But then again, some things never change. Over this past series against the Dodgers in L.A., over 52 thousand screaming fans gave the Astros everything they had in the first time seeing them live since the scandal. There was cursing, fighting, and last night an inflatable trash can had been thrown behind right fielder Michael Brantley.
Thankfully, we’re heading back home. We’ll see you soon Californians. Real soon.