The Yankees haven’t forgotten!
Tuesday the Yankees — and their fans —will see Houston for the first time since their suspicions about them being cheaters were confirmed in a commissioner’s report on their illegal, electronic sign stealing. The Yankees, who lost to the Astros in the 2017 and 2019 American League Championship Series, were furious in spring 2020 that Houston players went unpunished for the investigation and that they had a tainted World Series title.
Aaron Judge said back in February 2020 “I just don’t think it holds any value,” on Jose Altuve cheating and winning MVP, “You cheated. You didn’t earn it.”
“I don’t know about the time that’s gone by or as far as it is an issue. We all have a memory so we can all remember what happened,” Brett Gardner said. “I think for us, the main thing is to play well against them and to beat them. That’s the ultimate form of trying to get back at them or whatever you want to say is to come out here and continue to play good baseball and beat them and continue to look forward.
Back in 2020 Astros were throwing out memes against the Yankees for alleging they were cheating.
This was Astros pitcher Lance McCullers’ Twitter reaction to the news that a letter from commissioner Rob Manfred to the New York Yankees about the team’s sign-stealing be unsealed.
This was Astros’ third baseman Alex Bregman’s instant Twitter reaction to the news that a letter from commissioner Rob Manfred to the New York Yankees about the team’s sign-stealing be unsealed. Bregman has since deleted the tweet.