One of the things to come out of fans returning to MLB stadiums is that the Houston Astros are facing very hostile responses in road games. For most fans, it’s the first chance to register their disapproval of the team’s sign-stealing scheme that tainted their 2017 World Series title.
Tuesday night’s response was the angriest yet. The Astros made their first appearance at Yankee Stadium in front of fans for the first time since the scheme was revealed in 2019. The game had special significance for Yankee fans, as their team suffered a seven-game defeat to the Astros in the 2017 ALCS. There’s been plenty of speculation over whether the result of that series could have been different in light of what we know now.
Many Yankee fans brought signs taunting the Astros for cheating, and every Houston player was heavily booed upon stepping up to the plate. Check out the starting lineup announcement, with core players Jose Altuve, Alex Bregman, and Carlos Correa getting the most vocal responses.