The Houston Astros just can't catch a break can they? A full day after they received their punishment for stealing signs during their 2017 World Series campaign, the ridicule hasn't ceased. The difference with this latest troll job is that it was broadcast on televisions all around the Philadelphia area, thanks to Fox 29 Philly. The Fox news team sat down for an "exclusive" interview with a trash can to discuss its involvement in the sign-stealing scandal.
Fox 29 sat down with Trashcan, who is "being accused in the Astros' scandal," and talked about what he described as being the "worst job in sports." The trash can described the brutal treatment he received, often being beaten by baseball bats in order to relay a signal. He even claimed the players scarcely used him for actually disposing of garbage, stating the clubhouse was a complete mess.
Despite being a funny video, we have to admit we're a bit spooked out by the dubbed voice used by Trashcan.
The punishment laid out by the commissioner's office included suspensions for all of 2020 for the Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow and manager AJ Hinch (who were subsequently fired), a $5 million fine, and the stripping of first and second-round draft picks for the 2020 and 2021 MLB drafts. Alex Cora is also expected to be punished as part of the league's investigation into the Red Sox.