The Houston Astros avoided MLB fans across the country last season, but few have forgotten the cheating scandal that rocked the franchise in 2019. Fans in Southern California tossed an inflatable trash can onto the field during the Astros battle against the Los Angeles Angels on Monday in protest.
The props are a nod to Houston’s cheating tactics which involved banging a trash can in the dugout to tip opposing pitches. Fox Sports Radio host Ben Maller showed his love for fans who aren’t letting Houston off the hook.
“I’m so sick and tired of hearing from the holier than thou baseball media, it’s been 16 months, let it go… FOOEY!” Maller said on The Ben Maller Show. “As far as the question, Angel fans throwing trash cans onto the field for the Astros is it fair or unfair? It is 1,000 percent fair.”
Maller expounded more love for the fans in Oakland and Los Angeles that have held Houston’s feet to the fire. “I hope you (Astros) enjoy when it’s raining down trash cans for the rest of your professional careers you’re a cheater and a loser, you’ve been branded!”
All the antics don’t seem to have much of an effect on Houston so far. The Astros are 4-1 and hold the best run differential in baseball.