Former Houston Astros Receiver Evan Gatis made it public about his dissatisfaction with Astros fans ‘fire for the team’.
The Houston Astros haven’t been the cutest team in Major League Baseball since the 2017 World Series cheating scandal, and they’ve inevitably lost some fan base. Former Astros receiver Evan Gattis knew about it, making it clear he wasn’t happy, saying “a lot of fans are disrespectful.”
I found a lot of Astros fans being very disrespectful to the Astros. — Evan Gatiss (@BulldogBeing) November 2, 2022
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Fans responded, and he applauded a lot.
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– Evan Gatiss (@BulldogBeing ) November 2, 2022
In all fairness, the Astros were hot in 2017, and it was a game-cheating win they admitted. Trust is an important part of any fan base, and how should MLB fans believe that Houston suddenly shines in the playoffs every season after only making the playoffs once between 2005 and 2017? They have a reputation for rebuilding, and it takes a long time.
Houston is a very talented team, they have the second-best record in the league (106-56) through the regular season. However, such a scandal can have a bad effect on fans. This is a hole they dug themselves.
On the other hand, the Phillies are at a disadvantage in this postseason and people will naturally support them as they create an interesting comeback story.
Astros hurt their fan base in 2017 with cheating scandal
Unfortunately, when things are so big, it’s hard to forgive and Forget to happen. The Astros have been accused of cheating multiple times in this World Series, from Aledmys Diaz deliberately leaning onto the court, Martin Maldonado using an illegal bat (unintentionally), stealing signs in 2017…the list goes on.
On the other hand, the Phillies have not been charged with any such thing. They rose from the wild-card series as unlikely contenders, somehow managed to beat the Atlanta Braves and now lead the World Series 2-1.
It’s hard not to love Philly as they climb to the top in their first postseason run since 2011. The Astros may not have the large or great fan base that Gatiss would like, but it’s inevitable.