Unless you have been living under a rock for the last year, you’re well aware of the cheating scandal against the Houston Astros. With the New York Yankees playing a big part in the history of their cheating, having lost the ALCS to the Astros back in 2017 and 2019, Yankee fans and fans across baseball want to see karma get the best of Houston.
Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Joe Kelly took the karma situation quite literally, throwing at the head of Alex Bregman and Carlos Correa. This subsequently induced a benches-clearing situation, as Kelly made several aggressive facial expressions toward Astros players while exiting the field.
However, disdain towards their organization stretches far into the corners of baseball. Even long time announcer John Sterling for the Yankees, couldn’t hold back from making a joke about their cheating.
GO OFF JOHN!
— Talkin' Yanks (@TalkinYanks) August 8, 2020
Sterling was breaking down why facing off against pitchers like Gerrit Cole is difficult.
He mentioned that batters have to cheat with their bat, but not like the Houston Astros cheated. Good one John, it’s nice to have you back. These are the small sleights that make commentating that much more fun. At 82 years old, Sterling seems to have plenty of life left in his bones.
The Astros are currently 6-8 on the season, struggling to get anything going after losing Cole to the Yankees and their star players failing to produce at the plate. While the negativity circling their team might have a significant impact, the cheating has brought them back to earth. Seeing their mortality is definitely a nice slice of revenge for fans across the country.