WATCH: Dodger’s Pitcher Joe Kelly Lets The Astros Know That Their Sins Have Not Been Forgotten
If there were any winners from sports getting shutdown, which there weren’t, but if there were… then the sole winner was the Houston Astros. After a tumultuous offseason, a major cheating scandal involving the Astros broke and stirred up a lot of nasty feeling within the league. The canceled season seemed like a godsend for the team since it was inevitable that they would take a verbal beating from the fans and get hit by a few more “stray pitches” than normal. In all honesty, with how much baseball has lost its mind recently, I did forget about the whole scandal until relief pitcher for the Dodgers Joe Kelly reminded me and them that some people still hold grudges.
Joe Kelly vs. the Astros last night. pic.twitter.com/704pdz5USr
— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) July 29, 2020
While immature Kelly’s “wild” pitches and outright mocking of Astros batters, including Carlos Correa, was a very enjoyable watch and aggravated the Astros so much that the benches had to be cleared in blatant disregard of social distancing. Kelly made the Astros so mad that they actually forgot about the global pandemic. This was likely the first of many issues that the Astros will have this season facing teams that are aggravated by their actions and will be seeking out their own form of frontier justice. The Dodgers had a special gripe considering that they played the Astros in the World Series where they cheated, but I doubt that they will be the only team to express their frustrations.