“A quick hit! A fan shouted at Astros second goal Jose Altuve while practicing at bat.
“You don’t deserve your accolades! Another shouted at Astros’ third goal Alex Bregman.
Tuesday marked the first day the Yankee Stadium crowd had a chance to express their anger at the Astros for their sign-stealing scheme, which included hitting trash cans during the 2017 and 2018 seasons.
Forget the fact that the scandal erupted almost a year ago, that AJ Hinch and Alex Cora are back from their suspensions for their role in the scandal, and only five players remain from the World Series champions. 2017. Yankee fans didn’t forget and wanted to make sure their displeasure was heard.
“As soon as the program came out we bought these tickets, so it’s like a revenge tour because they weren’t there last year, and when they played they didn’t get the ticket. ‘welcome they are getting now,’ Yankee fan John Guerin said. “I would boo them at home last year. I was in my living room. “
David Taub from Brooklyn arrived at the stadium dressed in an Oscar le Grouchou costume with a tank top marked “Trashtros”, but was told he could not wear the outfit in the stadium due to a new policy.
“It was around $ 90 and I ordered it, and there was three weeks late ordering, so I made sure to order it early,” Taub said. “I had this match in pencil for a long time, since it came off the schedule. I’ve been waiting to go to this game for over a year and a half, waiting for the Astros to arrive. I circled this game as soon as I knew the fans were allowed. “
Throughout the evening, chants erupted in Yankee Stadium whether or not the Astros hit home. When Bregman hit a home run in the first inning, the Yankee Stadium crowd immediately erupted into “cheat” chants. Throughout the evening, fans encountered shortstops Carlos Correa, Bregman and Altuve with the most constant and loud taunts.
“It’s mainly Altuve, Correa and Bregman,” said Jack Genesi. “These are the main guys who played well and under the stats they played a lot better at home than away and these are the players who won them their 2017 World Series. Most of the squad has changed. , but these guys are still around. ”