The Houston Astros have quickly been reduced to a joke on social media after they were exposed as a bunch of sign stealers that were so brash in how they went about cheating that they got the GM and manager fired. Even Philadelphia Flyers mascot Gritty chimed in on the fun, pumping up the home fans by banging on a trash can, which was Houston's preferred way of relaying the stolen signs. A Flyers employee held up a sign that read "Gritty learnt this from the Astros."
In these dark days, we can always rely on our ubiquitous orange comic relief to brighten things up.
The Astros were operating on a knife edge, and had to know that this non-stop mockery would come if someone ever snitched on them. When Mike Fiers tipped the league off to their brazen cheating, they finally got caught with their hand in the cookie jar, and Twitter is never going to let these guys live it down.
The Astros went from a budding dynasty and one of the best teams in the league to the butt of a joke delivered by an anthropomorphic orange blob at a hockey game. How the tables have turned.