Major League Baseball fans across America are now looking for a sense of normalcy since they weren’t allowed to attend games in 2020.
You had to know that some fans would try some shenanigans, and the Houston Astros, playing their first road game of 2021, found that out the hard way on Monday night.
The Astros were playing against AL West rival Angels in Los Angeles, and though it’s been a while, Angels fans are apparently still bitter over allegations that the Astros used garbage cans in 2017 to call out signals so hitters knew what was coming at the plate.
Monday’s game between the two AL West clubs had to be stopped twice because of fans throwing trash cans onto the field.
The first trash can was inflatable, while the second one was very much real.
Here’s the first trash can being tossed onto the field.
— Justin Groc (@jgroc) April 6, 2021
The second incident with the real garbage had both water bottles and beer cans inside, making a bit of a mess out on the field for a few minutes.
THEY DID IT AGAIN LMAOOO. The way the game just stopped and it cut to the tipped trash can killed me pic.twitter.com/amjEeZm4c0
— Gabe (@PIayoffTanaka) April 6, 2021
The remainder of the game went on without any issues, but it’s apparent that a lot of fans have very long memories.
It will be interesting to see how the Astros respond. They were in a comfortable spot for a while on Monday, up 5-3, but then allowed four runs and suffered their first setback of 2021.