Power Rankings: April Astro-Hate Power Rankings
3. Seattle Mariners
Mariner fans didn’t show up in droves like some of the others team to scorn the Astros. The limited capacity might be some of the reason for that, and just the fact that Seattle fans aren’t as agro about their sports as fans from California.
Mariner fans were actually quite more pleasant than expected. It turned out those fans just wanted to sit at the ballpark, drink a cup coffee and discuss which Pearl Jam album they like the best instead of booing constantly. (My favorite is Ten, followed by Vitalogy).
That wasn’t to say there wasn’t anything – there were the occasional cardboard posters and “Cheater” yells throughout the weekend series. But with no Altuve and Bregman playing, it’s seems it was harder to yell at guys for cheating who were playing AA ball in 2017. Mariner fans seemed more giddy that their team was actually in first place in the AL West rather then worrying about sign-stealing.
Best Moment: Sign by a fan – “My peaches are out in Georgia. My cheaters are out in Houston”. Who knew Henry David Thoreau was a Mariners fan?
Worst Moment(s): Sign by a fan “Hey Altuve: You’re the Sign Stealing MVP”. Apparently someone didn’t tell this fan Altuve wasn’t playing that night. Or that Altuve was the player least-involved in the entire scheme.
Booing Alex De Goti. Really? How can anyone boo that guy? He was playing in Quad Cities in 2017.