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Jose Altuve Gets Booed In First At-bat With Fans

In José Altuve’s first at-bat with fans in attendance–he was booed. Goes to show that the fans don’t forget anything.

Especially when you cheat.

After a dismal 60-game season, Jose was probably hoping for some peace and normalcy in his first season with fans. Fortunately for the fans of baseball, we get to decide what type of treatment he receives. He can’t rob competitive balance from a generation of baseball fans and expect no repercussions.

And for those of you who are wondering why fans haven’t let this go:

Last season having no fans essentially delayed the Astros’ punishment. We never wish injury on any player, but we do hope for a long and miserable season for Altuve and crew. After all the excuses they’ve made, the least they could do is be uncomfortable.

Pound sand, Jose.

Written by Gary Sheffield, Jr

Gary Sheffield Jr is the son of should-be MLB Hall of Famer, Gary Sheffield. He covers basketball and baseball for OutKick.com, chats with the Purple and Gold faithful on LakersNation, and shitposts on Twitter. You can follow him at GarySheffieldJr

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  1. Yes, the fans have a lot of catching up to do with the Stros after a year off from one another. The thing about baseball fans is that they have more robust attention spans than other fans. This means they can recall the details of history, and enjoy calling attention to them…repeatedly. Wait until Joe Kelly takes the hill against Correa with thousands of fans.

  2. People on social media are so uneducated and stupid. Bobby Thomson’s “Shot Heard Round the World” which won the Giants the pennant in 1951 was the result of sign stealing during that season. It’s been proven and was even included in Ken Burns’ legendary PBS documentary, “Baseball”. The bat he used is in the Baseball Hall of Fame.

    Despite the cheating, people give Thomson and the team a pass, despite no apologies whatsoever. Cheating in baseball has ALWAYS run rampant, from doctoring baseballs to loading bats and many other forms of what they used to call, “gamesmanship”. Nut job Keith Olberman in the documentary even said there was something “noble” about a pitcher sneaking from the clubhouse to the umpire’s locker room to retrieve Albert Bell’s cork loaded bat after it was confiscated and Gaylord Perry was famous for greasing up baseballs and made the Hall of Fame.

    Yet the Astros are to where cursed forever.

    Now this is the part where reasonable people in the past would stop and say, “wow, I didn’t know that, let me reassess this based upon the facts”. But people aren’t capable of that anymore, because it’s funner to grab social media rocks and stone any sinner mercilessly while hyperventilating about things that used to be accepted as a part of sports.

    Why do football coaches hold a card over their mouths when calling in plays???? Because every coach on every team KNOWS teams employ lip readers to try to steal
    those calls and relay them to the defense.

    Sheesh, people.

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