It's now well over a year since we all discovered the Houston Astros flagrantly cheated their way to a World Series title and they somehow only make themselves less likable with each passing day rather than the other way around.
Last night, Astros manager Dusty Baker told us that we should all just lay off them for cheating the game, every other player in Major League Baseball and fans around the country because we may have cheated on a test in school once or something.
“You can tell the amount of hostility and the amount of hatred in the stands,” Baker said. “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 ... It’s sad to me. People make mistakes. We paid for ours, and I wish they’d leave it alone.”
You know what, Dusty? You're right. Some fan at a ballgame who may have cheated on a test in high school 20 years ago is absolutely comparable to an organized cheating ring that led to a fraudulent championship for a team which received zero meaningful punishment for screwing 29 other teams of guys who worked their entire lives for a chance to win one legitimately. Those are definitely the same things.
And what was it that sent the Houston manager into this hissy fit about how unfair it is that people are mad at his team for being the biggest group of frauds baseball has seen since the Black Sox? Somebody throwing an inflatable trash can onto the warning track.
Every person in this organization is soft as tissue paper. It's pretty easy to see why guys like Carlos Correa keep acting like the biggest baby back bitches on the planet when they're apparently so committed to being the victims that they've brainwashed their manager who wasn't even part of the cheating to stick up for it. They're running a cult over there.
I hope we see an inflatable trash can at every road series Houston plays for the rest of the season. Do not let up. Put on more steam.