Sat Feb 22, 2020, 10:31 PM

Fans heckling Astros spring opener get signs stolen

In the Astros’ first spring training game since their sign-stealing scandal rocked baseball, some fans brought signs jeering Houston, and ballpark personnel confiscated them before the exhibition opener against the World Series champion Washington Nationals on Saturday night.

In a Series rematch, the Nats got hearty cheers, while everyone in an Astros jersey — including the mascot, Orbit — was booed. Houston did not use any players implicated in MLB’s probe.

Two men in Nationals gear sitting behind the Astros dugout briefly held up crudely drawn signs just before first pitch. One read: “You see my hate?” in large block letters. And another said: “Houston” with an asterisk below it, suggesting the Astros’ 2017 World Series title should be permanently blemished because of the cheating.

The men didn’t get to show off their signs for long. A woman who worked for the ballpark quickly approached to take the signs. They didn’t argue with the woman, but they did look confused as she walked away with them folded in her arms.


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Sun Feb 23, 2020, 02:02 AM

1. I think the Nats won the world series

In the weirdest WS ever where no home team won a game so I don’t get why their fans are protesting. If the Astros were cheating at home I guess either it was ineffective or it wasn’t happening. Either way I don’t think fans care as I think most fans know any team cheats in some manner in baseball. It’s the closest thing to politics in this world

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