Another World Series win makes the world groan
At the end of the 2022 World Series, the Houston Astros stood alone at the top of baseball. It’s the end of half a century in which they were at the peak of the fraud but could come close to repeating the best performance in the history of the business.
In 2017, they became one of the most beloved teams in the league when they went from a perennial team of 100 to take the league by storm, winning 101 games, having the MVP in José Altuve and encouraging bright young people who seem to fight for years to come.
Since then, they will return to the Fall Classic in 2019, 2021 and 2022. With their 4-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies, they are also the best team in baseball.
However, outside of Houston, no one is celebrating their victory. In November 2019, thanks to Jomboy Media, The Athletic and Foolish Baseball, it was revealed that the Astros used a sign-stealing scheme during their 2017 World Series championship.
Using cameras in the outfield, the team can hit the trash can to show what’s coming, the amount of trash that was there meant that the pitch was coming. It is directly against the rules and many believe that it should put a star in the competition.
2017 was the only season in which it was confirmed that the newly recognized ASS-tros or TRASH-stros scam was discovered. However, many firmly believe that they used a new method to cheat in the 2019 game and every year since then.
Fans were already upset that the team had cheated to win the championship, but the league did well for the team. Not a single player faced any problems for this scandal, only the coaches and managers. It was almost as if the league had ignored cheating for the sake of cheating in the best interests of baseball.
No matter how “clean” winning the 2022 World Series was, fans are always disappointed, just like the players in the league who won the championship.
In the hours following the win, “The Imposters” appeared on Twitter with more than 15,000 tweets.
Fan reactions included, “Cheaters gonna cheat. F**k it Astros!!!” and “Robbers win again.” Sports gods are not just.” The two acts are popular among baseball fans, who would rather see anything but the Astros win.
While most of the 2017 team has moved on to other teams, retired or simply left the organization, the culture and history of the Astros is as poor as ever.
It is the World Series MVP of 2022 to be a small piece to Jeremy Peña, who will replace the brief of the fraudulent era, still receiving power from his critics because of the name on the front of his jersey.
The only thing that can be said about this MLB season is that when the Houston Astros win, everyone loses.