Yankee Stadium attendees berated Houston for its role in the 2017 sign-stealing scandal.
The hobby of New York Yankees gave a harsh reception full of boos to the Houston Astros in their first meeting since the 2019 American League Championship Game and also the first since the announcement was made. signal theft scandal.
Last year, Yankees Y Astros They did not meet in a season cut to 60 games and they did not meet in the playoffs.
So the public in the stands of Yankee Stadium did not forget the painful elimination that his team suffered twice in front of Houston under the shadow of signal theft scandal that cost multiple punishments to Astros.
Fans began the boos since the warm-ups, they also yelled “cheats” at the Astros.
José Altuve, first bat of Houston, was the first to hear boos in his exit to the batter’s box and later Alex Bregman had the same reception, although he responded with a home run to open the score.
The boos were not limited to batters, pitcher Zack Greinke was also punished and every time a player of the Astros he caught a ball he also received them.
After the signal theft scandal broke, MLB fined the Astros with the highest sum allowed by the rules, $ 5 million, and banned from participating in the first two rounds of the next two college drafts. He also suspended general manager Jeff Luhnow and manager AJ Hinch for a season.
Later, Carlos Beltrán and Alex Cora – who participated in the scandal – lost their jobs as managers of the New York Mets and Boston Red Sox, respectively.
According to an investigation by the commissioner’s office, the Astros They created and used an illegal signal stealing scheme that included the use of cameras and other electronic devices to decode the secret language of their rivals and transmit them to their hitters, sometimes by hitting a trash can.
According to a report by Commissioner Rob Manfred on January 13, the cheating occurred in 2017, when the Astros they won their first World Series.
Information from Enrique Rojas was used in the writing of this note.