Astros: Jose Altuve gracing Boston fans on and off the field

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The baseball gods have brought a smile back to Jose Altuve’s face, after a 2020 season held him back due to injury and personal concerns. The Houston Astros were definitely lacking with their MVP second baseman battling personal issues on and off the field, but with a fresh season laid out, Altuve has been playing well.

His offensive production among better defensive plays in the field haven’t been the only highlights of Altuve’s season thus far. The Venezuelan-born baseball player has climbed his way to the show, while being the little guy and someone who had been turned down as much as the next guy. Even through all the hate thrown his way, Altuve still found a way to grace a couple Boston Red Sox fans with his home run bat from Wednesday’s game.

By now, many fans have seen this picture go viral across the internet. While a group of young Red Sox fans were heckling Altuve during his first at bat, he launched a solo home run to open the ball game on Wednesday. After the ninth inning, Altuve and the group of fans took a picture holding the home run bat that he also signed for them.

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This image wasn’t written or talked about as much as the video of the young fan trolling Alex Bregman with a fake out picture. With the media painting the image of the Astros as the only offensive cheaters, it makes sense that this wasn’t picked up by many outlets including FanSided.

”When we met Jose (Altuve), he was a great dude,” one of the young fans said. “He told us that life may not always be great, but just be nice.”

Altuve graced young fans with a signed bat, but also the fans of the Green Monster with two home runs in this past three-game series. The right-hander has silenced many haters with his long ball this season, as seen at Yankee Stadium earlier this year.

If you didn’t watch Thursday’s game, I’m sorry, but you missed a lot. The game had everything except effective pitching. The Red Sox routed the Astros, 12-8 with a combined 24 hits and two errors plus a funky infield fly call in the sixth inning and manager Dusty Baker being tossed for the second time as an Astro.

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As the Red Sox fans helped defined the signature phrase of “the pot calling the kettle black,” their team is now 2-5 against Houston this year. The Astros are back on the field on Friday against the Minnesota Twins at 7:10 p.m. with Jose Urquidy on the bump. This three-game set with their first AL Central opponent of the season will round out the road trip.