Dusty The Grouch
Dusty the Grouch
In the past week, the Houston Astros traveled to Los Angeles to visit Mike Trout and the Angels. The Astros “lucked” out of the 2020 season with fans not being allowed to attend games due to Covid-19. They are coming off the sign-stealing scandal that led to multiple World Series Titles. During the 2020 Spring Training, fans were voicing their displeasure for the Houston Astros organization. It seemed like an Astros hitter was being plunked every inning and even the Astros fan base was growing tired of their punishment.
This past week Angels’ fans decided to continue the onslaught by throwing a blowup trash can and eventually a real trash can onto the field. After the game, Manager Dusty Baker was asked about the incident that took place. Dusty Baker responded to the media after the game.
“How many in the stands have never done anything wrong in their life? We paid the price for it. How many people have not cheated on a test or whatever at some point in time. I mean it’s easy if you live in glass houses, but I don’t think anybody lives in glass houses.
“I think that sometimes we need to look at ourselves before you spew hate on somebody else. It’s a sad situation for America, to me, when you hear things — I mean what are the kids supposed to think in the stands? And some of them are kids that are following their parents. It’s sad to me. People make mistakes. We paid for ours, and I wish they’d leave it alone.”
-John Becker Bay Area News Group
Now, let me get this straight Dusty. The Astros players used trash cans, video monitors, and vibrations under the jersey to know what pitch is coming and this is the same as someone cheating on a test? This is just comical. Please, someone let Dusty in on this little secret. Cheating on a test doesn’t cost people jobs, make you millions of dollars, and win the most prestigious trophy in baseball. Apparently, Dusty forgot about that part of the scandal.
The Astros were never punished by Major League Baseball, which is an absolute disgrace all on its own. The fans and players from other organizations decided to take control of the situation. Pitchers that gave up runs during those playoff games lost maybe their only shot at being a big leaguer. The Astros players deserve every hit by pitch and trash can thrown their way. Could this have been avoided if Commissioner Manfred would have just done his job and punished these jokers, of course.
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