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Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa recently said he is seeking “a big long contract.” He hasn’t gotten that yet, but he did get pegged with a pitch and maybe a hurt ego during the season opener against the Oakland A’s on Thursday — much to the Oakland Coliseum crowd’s delight.
Remnants of the Astros’ sign-stealing scandal remain, leading opposing fans to root heartily against them at every turn. So when A’s pitcher Chris Bassitt drilled Correa with a fastball, the crowd went crazy.
Correa, 26, is one of several players left from the Astros’ 2017 World Series title team. He played a major role in making the Astros villains, and he seems to have embraced the label.
But there’s a price to pay for playing that role, and it includes getting taunted when things go wrong. Fans of the A’s had no issue demonstrating that.