Oakland Coliseum Celebrates Carlos Correa Getting Drilled By Fastball

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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.

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and NBA.com, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side, FortyEightMinutes.com.


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