Why no one wants the Houston Astros to win the World Series this year

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Why no one wants the Houston Astros to win the World Series this year

The Houston Astros, is now a team notoriously hated throughout baseball.

In the 2017 World Series, the Houston Astros “defeated” the Los Angeles Dodgers. Or did they? It would be discovered after the fact that the Houston Astros were cheating. The manner in which they cheated was by sign stealing, meaning they had cameras set up in a position where the team could see the signs from the catcher to the pitcher. The players at bat would be wearing a buzzer that would tell them what pitch was coming, thus making it much easier to hit the ball. Unfortunately, the Houston Astros have found their way back to the Fall Classic to take on the Philadelphia Phillies, and there are many people cheering against the Astros.

I loathe the Astros! Yes, they may not be cheating this year, but I still despise them for what they did five years ago. The fact that no players were punished and the team got to keep their 2017 World Series title is mind-boggling to me. If I was the MLB commissioner, I would have fined the players and suspended them for at least the first ten games of the next season. To hit them really hard, I would have taken the World Series championship away. They do not deserve it!

Cheating on a professional level is the lowest thing I have ever seen. The Houston Astros organization doesn’t deserve anything more than a losing season for the rest of the franchise’s existence. What makes me even more mad is the fact that Astros fans act as if nothing happened and still consider the 2017 World Series season an un-authentic success. The Dodgers deserve to have that title; the organization was robbed of what it could have won. I have to admit that the Astros had a good team that year, but if you’re the manager of that team and you feel the need to cheat to win, then you deserve everything that comes your way.

It’s crazy that I even have to mention the fact that it’s a professional sport on the highest level of baseball in the world, and a team cheated to win the World Series. I was so happy when the Washington Nationals shocked the world when they beat the Astros in the 2019 World Series. I would be even happier this year if the Phillies do the same thing. As of right now, the series is tied at two games apiece, and the title is up for grabs.

The way I see it, the Phillies aren’t only winning for themselves, but also winning for their fans. all fans in the National League, and any real fans of the game of baseball. Baseball is a time honored tradition here in America and a game that all kids have enjoyed creating some of the earliest memories in their childhood. There is no room for cheaters in the game of baseball; therefore, there is no room for the dishonest and dirty Houston Astros.